It’s mid-August, so that means it’s time for my summer blogging break. Who am I kidding? We bloggers are never really on break, or at least this one isn’t. My mind is always filing away topics that need writing about. I’ve always got a few rough drafts going or at least brewing in my head. I am always thinking about ways to improve and fine tune this old blog, which is now approaching its eighth birthday.
I know, can you believe it?
I take this blogging thing seriously. I consider it my job now, or one them anyway. More on that later.
But for now…
It’s time for my summer blogging break.
Of course, I’ve got stuff to do. Who doesn’t, right?
Besides all that need-to-get-done stuff, I intend to do as much as I can of what I want to do too.
Like enjoying my morning coffee on the deck before it’s too cold again to do that.
And there’s my to-read pile. I’ve been stuck on the bottom one for a while. I fear it’s a bit over my head, but I’m determined to get through it.
I need to get organized for a certain special couple’s wedding. More wedding details later, but the date is September 22.
The wedding is coming up fast!
What am I going to wear? I need comfortable shoes that also look dressy. And a new purse. And probably other stuff I haven’t even thought of yet.
What happened to that plan to lose ten pounds?
I better get my you know what in gear!
I’ll be hanging out with these two, but then again, I do that every day ‘cuz they never let me out of their sight for long. And vice versa.
I will (hopefully) become acquainted again with my local movie theater.
Is it just me, or has the summer movie roll out been a bust this year? I’ve seen Jurassic Park (or whatever it’s called), and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and I can’t remember what else. Nothing too impressive though.
I’ll spend time weeding my flower gardens.
Unless it’s too hot. Or too mosquitoy. Okay, maybe it won’t be that much time cuz it’s gonna be both those things. It’s August, for crying out loud. But I will enjoy looking at my gardens, for sure. Except for the weeds.
There’s going to be a visit with my oldest sister, which means a reunion with all my siblings. (There are four of us)
This will be the first get together since our dad’s funeral, so there will be plenty of reminiscing, reflecting and perhaps a few tears.
I will take in as many sunsets as I can.
But one thing’s for certain. I did not need cancer to remind me to do that or any of these things. Or anything at all.
I did not need cancer to remind me to stop and smell the roses or to help me figure out what’s important either.
No, I did not.
No way. Screw you, Cancer.
So, I’m gonna be busy wrapping up summer 2018. As will many of you. (Who lives where it’s winter now, anyone?)
Tell me about your end-of-August plans, if you want to.
And don’t forget to check out my summer blogging challenge.
Everyone’s invited to participate!
See you in September. (Isn’t that a song?)
How are you wrapping up August 2018?
What are you reading right now, and what’s on your to-read list?
What’s your favorite summer bloom?