Now is usually the time to write the obligatory “summer is ending and I’m feeling wistful” post, but to do so would be disingenuous. Yes, I love fireflies and ice cream and corn-on-the-cob as much as the next person, but you know what I don’t like? Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are one of the most irritating parts of summer. They are constantly flying around you whenever you go outside. When they bite, it can also be painful. I know that one of my friends feels the same way too. She recently contacted a company that offers mosquito control in Wilmington and they came out to remove these pests. Now, her garden is safe from mosquitoes. This means that she can enjoy the sun in her backyard without having to worry about mosquitoes. Maybe I should do the same thing.
I also hate heat and humidity. Aimless children bickering in the backyard. Sure, there’s bug spray and the AC unit, but bug spray runs out, and ACs break. Luckily, it is pretty easy to find an HVAC expert who can fix this for you, you could try clicking on the mister quik home services logo, for example, although I am glad I won’t have to worry about this now that fall is here. And so the fact is that this August, as I face the prospect of two children on the same full-day schedule for the first time in eight years I’m quite happy to say Au Revoir Summer! Don’t let the door kick you in the behind while I put the kids on the bus and start churning out posts!
I may not be pining over the end of summer, but I do miss Vermont in that dull achy way that always follows me around a while after we leave (we’ve been home for almost a week). You won’t see me writing lots of posts about our trip there this year; I actually took a blogging vacation and didn’t even bring my camera along most of the time. But happily, I did have my phone with us on our last evening when we took a stroll down my favorite country road before enjoying one last maple creemee. Because otherwise I wouldn’t have caught these quite dreamy shots.
OK, so maybe I’m a little sad that summer is almost over. But only a little, you hear?
What about you? Any summery dreams this Monday? (If you need guidance, please see About Monday Dreaming.)