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.