Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thirteen Things I love about SUMMER

In honor of today being the first day of Summer, I thought I'd share some of my favorite things about this season:

1. Flip-flops and sandals and any excuse to bring out my collection of summery shoes, which are hidden away from the snow all winter.

2. No need to dress in layer upon layer of sweaters, coats, scarves, hats, etc.

3. No snow. No matter how long I've lived in New England, I'll never be happy to see snow...sorry.

4. Trips to the beach, the smell of the ocean, collecting seashells, the smell of suntan lotion and the feel of the sand under my feet.

5. SUNLIGHT! I swear I suffer from the "Winter Blues" or SAD, I'm a cranky person in the winter. The fact that not only is it still daylight when I leave work, but it's light out until 9PM is one of my favorite things.

6. Driving with the windows open.

7. Cookouts, pool parties, picnics and random excuses to be outside and celebrate with people.

8. Swimming (not that my parents got a new pool, I can finally spend all summer in the water).

9. Everyone is in a better mood. Seriously, people are nicer in summer!

10.No school buses on the drive to work to slow me down and make me late.

11. Television is full of reruns so I spend a lot more time NOT watching it.

12. Sleeping with the windows open.

13. Sitting on my balcony after a long day at work, with a glass of wine, and a good book.

What do you love about summer?

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Anonymous said...

Except for the heat I like summer too (prefer fall and spring though) Lady Rose

Melina said...

OMG I too live here in MA and I completely agree with your whole list. I live right next to the beach, so when I sleep with my windows open I can hear the ocean against the rocks. It is so calming. I wish I was a snowbird, 6 months south, 6 months here.

Great List I will definitely be back

Anonymous said...


I am so with you, being from Connecticut!

LA Day said...

I love not having to help my daughter w/ homework.

It stay light out so much later in the day.

Sonja Foust said...

Yay for summer!

Rebecca said...

I'm with you - I LOVE LOVE LOVE SUMMER!!! Great list!

If you have time, I posted my TT13, 13 All or Nothing Q's.

Cinnamon Girl said...

We were on the same wave length, mine is summer related too!

Anonymous said...

Never be happy to see snow? Living where I do I can't even imagine that statement. This is quite interesting to me. But summer is fun and you've listed some great reasons why. Super list!

MommaBoo said...

I so enjoyed this post.

For me, summer is "being outside with an excuse to hang out with loved ones."

Thank you so much for sharing!

(I like your #1 answer, too!)


Anonymous said...

Love your list. My TT this week is dedicated to summer also. You captured the essence of summer. Thanks.

Mymsie said...

Love the beach too!

Anonymous said...

Now that's a treat - free access to a pool all summer long.
Not being all bundled up makes me feel so free.
Thanks for visiting.

Rebecca said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know I posted the responses to the TT13 All or Nothing Q's, it's up at if you wanna take a look.