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Strolling through July (slow down!)

July 23, 2013

Summer this year began so slowly.  It was cold, wet, shivery.  And now, it seems to be speeding recklessly into autumn, and it won’t slow down.  I feel like summer is just finally getting underway.  I finally have a summer groove, and when I look at the calendar August is right there laughing at me.  August represents the beginning of school, of routine, of structure.  I am not close to being ready for that.  I am enjoying reading through facebook, going to the beach, writing here every night.  All that will end, come August.  It has to.  Time will no longer be mine, it will be committed to others.

We have not done anything big this summer.  We have gone to a movie, we go to the beach, we have hosted some playdates, but that is it.  But it has been glorious.  The lack of a schedule (except in the evenings…baseball, softball, dance, golf) and the stretching out of days.  I really don’t want it to end.

I had dinner with my reading department tonight.  I was a little worried about it before I went, but it was all for nothing.  We had a great time.  I miss them.  Yet I don’t want to go back to work–at all.  I had a student email me yesterday who had questions about her books.  So I already have students.  But I don’t want to think about them yet.  I have my course schedule done (YIPPEE) and I have been avoiding the proof read because I know that I have to start on the lesson planning next.  That should happen ASAP, because—–>August<——.  I am choosing to ignore all of that right now.  It is still JULY.  No need to indulge in the reckless speeding.  I am just going to keep sauntering as long as I can.  It is still summer, after all.

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4 Comments
  1. July 24, 2013 11:34 am

    “speeding recklessly into autumn”, I love that!

    I have disappeared into the SF summer fog, been clouded in inside and out since we got back. Today, the first blue sky morning in a week. I am sitting down and reconnecting.

    Thanks for always being there, and for forgiving me my disappearing for a week! Inspired that you keep showing up here!

    • July 24, 2013 10:08 pm

      This post is evidence that I am grasping at straws. Sure, I have shown up, but it is getting harder and harder. Not to mention the quality (which has always been shaky) is plummeting.

      You have not disappeared. You just got back from SPAIN. Isn’t it a requirement that you MUST sleep for a week straight once you get back? It would be for me.

      • July 25, 2013 11:27 am

        Thank you for your encouragement! I’ll be back, you know I will. Trying for today.

        • July 25, 2013 10:59 pm

          I will be right there when you get back. :)

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