Sunday, August 23, 2009

Summertime, and the Livin' is...

Wait, whoa!!!! The kids start school in 3 days?!?!?! Other kids have already started? But what happened to summer?
OK, I know the kids went to 4 weeks of summer school, so their break was a little shorter than others'. And WG had therapy all summer, and our vacation didn't happen until mid-August.
But still...
Summer is my favorite time of year. Sure, I love spring, and autumn, with the crisp(er) air and even some foliage in these parts. And winter here isn't too tough. But summer is, and always has been, my favorite.
I guess part of it stems from childhood, when summer meant no school, long days full of play, and camp. I LOVED camp! (Day camp more than overnight camp, and, yes, we did both.)
Usually when summer came to an end I fell into a depression. Probably 'cause I absolutely hated school AND my allergies were at their worst in September.
In my 20's, the end of summer meant the end of performing outside (and getting paid for it!) And that was a bummer. Summer stock was SO MUCH fun, even more so than camp!
Nowadays, however, it means that the kids go back to school, which is a GOOD thing, lol! But it still means that the days get shorter, the pool will soon be closed, and another summer will be history.
Plus, it's almost the first anniversary of my dad's passing. September 29th. I'm hoping to fly back east for it, just for a few days.
I had a dream about him the other night. We were talking on the phone and my dog, who died 6 years ago, was running around my house. I wonder if it was truly a dream, or if the ones who have passed on can speak to us while we sleep. Like in that movie "Always."
It's nearly the end of summer, and I'm feeling sad.
But hopeful, as well. Because there are lots of new, exciting things going on. More on that another time.
SO, enjoy the rest of your summer, and talk to ya soon!


Charlotte said...

I haven't thought about "Always" in years!! I'm glad that you were comforted by the dream of your father:)

PS> I'm jealous your kids go back in 3 days. Mine still have 3 WEEKS.

azusmom said...

I hadn't thought of that movie in a long time, either, but that dream reminded me of it.

Dang, 3 WEEKS?!?!?!
Well, It'll go by quickly!