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What? Is Summer Winding Down Already?

It’s hard to believe we’re into the last laps of summer! Of course, summer doesn’t really end until next month, but my teacher brain says when school starts, summer’s over.

Didn’t I just post about the summer that wasn’t?

At the urging of my family and my own inner-voice, I’m taking a little time to unplug.

Well, I’m going to try anyway; I’m not very good at unplugging.

I’ll be squeezing what I can into the remaining days of August. Things like yard work, gardening (yes, in my opinion, gardening is a whole separate category), getting two sons ready for and back to college, taking a much needed road trip, visiting my dad, visiting with daughter (wedding talk??), working on my book, reading some blogs, thinking about new blog posts (I can’t help myself)  and oh yes, relaxing!

I’ll be back soon…

Happy end of summer days!

At the risk of sounding like a teacher giving a homework assignment, I’ll ask anyway…

What do you like the most (or least) about summer?

 How do you unplug? Or can you? (be honest!)

 

 

 

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Jan Hasak

Monday 12th of September 2011

What I like most about summer is that my son in college gets to work at a sales job he really loves. Next summer will be his third summer as an intern selling books. This will look great on his resume when he graduates.

Recently I unplugged because I had no choice. I was displaced from my house and all I knew. But in my former life I unplugged by taking warm bubble baths despite my lymphedema and despite the summer heat. I just don't put my arm in the hot water. Can't wait to get my own place so I can do that again!

XOXOXO, Jan

Nancy

Monday 12th of September 2011

Jan, Thanks for sharing something you like about summer. It sounds like your son is gaining valuable experience that will definitely look good on his resume. I'm sorry you were forced to unplug recently, but now you are back doing things on your terms. It's hard to beat warm bubble baths as a way to relax and unwind. Hope you get that place of your own soon so you can do that again and whatever else you please! Good luck with everything, Jan.

debby

Thursday 1st of September 2011

My favorite part of summer is lightning bugs. And the sounds of crickets. I love home grown tomatoes. I like eating on the back deck.

Nancy

Thursday 1st of September 2011

Debby, Thanks for sharing about a couple of your favorites. I don't like crickets much, interesting how you do! I do love home grown tomatoes and tried growing some this summer, but my "crop" is quite dismal I'm afraid. I like eating outside too! Thanks for stopping by, Debby!

Betty

Sunday 28th of August 2011

Hi, I was just leaving a comment and the entire comment disappeard on me. I must have touched something accidentally. The best part of summer was my biopsy report coming back benign. Also I enjoyed my vacation in Maui with my daughter and grandson. It was too hot in Denver to be fun or healthy to work in the garden. Denver is having the second hottest summer on record. And as you say Nancy, it's not over yet. A few years ago we did not rely on electronics, so for me it's not a big deal to unplug. Lindsay, I shut off my cell phone when I'm not using it. When I leave the house I am spending time with friends, usually, so I don't want interruptions. So I'm with you. The phone and the computer are conveniences for me! Everyone, enjoy the last days of summer!

Nancy

Tuesday 30th of August 2011

Betty, Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment. I am so glad your biopsy was benign! Hallelujah! You enjoy the end of summer too! I'll be back next week with a new post.

Evette

Friday 26th of August 2011

Summer is almost over, but it's fine, since me and my family went on a vacation last week to relax and chill. Nice photos by the way Nancy!

Nancy

Friday 26th of August 2011

Evette, So glad you and your family got that vacation in, getting away is so important isn't it? Summer is coming to an end and that always makes me a little sad even though fall is my favorite season and I'm not a fan of hot weather. Thanks for commenting, Evette. Hope you'll be back again soon! Glad you enjoyed the photos!

Lindsay

Thursday 25th of August 2011

My favorite part of summer is probably grilling outside or sitting out on the deck/patio. I try to do these things late into fall and early in the spring, and it just doesn't work so well.

I love fall, though. Fall is probably my favorite season and I think you said it's yours, too. Fall seems like a time to refresh and re-start. So enjoy your time off from blogging so you will come back refreshed.

I "unplug" by keeping my phone on silent at all times. I check messages on my terms, not as they come in. I also try to schedule specific times for email and specific times for Facebook and such. It does not always work.

I have difficulty unplugging completely. Sometimes I am able to do this for a few hours or for a whole day and it is nice.

Nancy

Friday 26th of August 2011

Lindsay, I like sitting outside on my deck too and fall is definitely my favorite season. I'm with you there! I am impressed that you keep your phone on silent at all times and check messages on your own terms. I am not disciplined about blocking off specific times for email, facebook and such. I think that might be a good thing for me to work on. Maybe then I'd get more done! Thanks for the comments.