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Summer Officially Comes to a Close

Published September 21, 2009 - 2 Comments

Today is the last day of summer, although I’m sure that many of us would agree that summer lasted all of 2 weeks, and ended some time ago.

Looking back on my summer, it seems to have flown by in the blink of an eye.  I managed to squeeze in a week off, which was great!  When the year began, I wasn’t expecting to have any time off during the summer.  I figured that it would all be spent on finishing my degree during the winter months.  So that was a pleasant surprise.

I got over to Prince Edward Island for the first time ever.  And I managed to do it twice!  With all the different places that I’ve been, for some reason I’d never hopped over the bridge to visit Anne’s tourist trap.  It was nice.  I enjoyed it, and the kids had a great time.  I have no doubt that I’ll be back over there.

I saw Bon Jovi in concert!  I certainly never expected that!  I can’t believe how much of a great time I had that night.  I’d go see them again in a heartbeat.

I had my yearly trip to the Sussex drive-in.  I’m a little disappointed with the movies that we went to see, but I still enjoyed it.  I know that I would miss the drive-in if it closed.

I made a visit to “the lake” for the first time in many years.  It brought back a lot of memories.  I had hoped to get up there again.  Maybe a fall walk is in order.

I spent some great moments with my friends and family.  We enjoyed some BBQing, laughter, and fond memories.  My kids are a joy to watch grow up.  Each summer gets better and better.

There were a few things on my list that I never had an opportunity to cross off.  I wish that I could have gone camping.  I think that would have been fun.  I never got out onto the water at all, and I wish that I had done that.  I had dreams of either going canoeing, or even whale watching.  I watch the boats on the river from my place, and want to be on one of them so badly.  Maybe next year.

I had wanted to visit friends in Ontario this summer, but that never materialized either.  Maybe next year, when I have more vacation time.  I hope so.  It’s too easy to take your friends for granted, and you never truly know how much you rely on them until they’re gone.

I certainly did not slim down at all over the summer months.  I recently found a brand new winter jacket hanging in the closet.  I had bought it as a winter clearance item, a replacement for my current one, but it was a little small.  I told myself that was OK, because by the time I needed to wear it, I would have shed some of the excess poundage.  I think that I was so certain of that fact, that I threw out my old winter jacket at the end of the season.  Now that was thinkin’!  I’ll be freezing in a couple of months…

While there may be a few things that didn’t go exactly as planned, overall the summer of 2009 was great.  I’m really hoping that it continues into the fall.  I have no illusions of winter.  I hate that time of year.

Here’s hoping that fall lasts until March, and spring takes over.