The lazy days of summer?

As a girl who was born in Scotland and raised in northern Minnesota, no one appreciates the beauty of summertime more than me.  However, I’ve noticed a few funny contradictions . . .

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I love the feeling of the warm sun on my skin and all of the benefits of Vitamin D it provides. I love the warm, beautiful, sun-kissed glow my skin will have by summer’s end and look forward to the spattering of freckles across my nose and cheeks.   But, at that summer’s end, I’ll look in the mirror and panic! I ‘ll immediately return to the serums and creams I’ve so religiously applied morning and night to eliminate the new sun damage I just created with the goal of looking like I’ve never spent a single minute in the sun.

The ‘lazy days of summer’ is a concept that my brain has never quite figured out. It implies that I’m supposed to be snoozing in a hammock, sipping ice tea, sunning by the beach, dining al fresco every night and being stress free without really not accomplishing much. While great in concept, this whole idea totally stresses me out. I am a consummate list maker and list crosser-offer. As long as I can keep doing that while sipping ice tea in a hammock on a beach somewhere, I’m good.

One of my biggest passions is gardening. In Minnesota, we really get to enjoy the fruits of our gardening labor for a short 5 months. In my excitement, I usually start way too early. Inevitably, an early frost arrives and I’m covering up my pots and window boxes with blankets and will always lose some of my beautiful new flowers to the cold. Also in my excitement, I’ll spend a small fortune on flowers for my gardens. My rationale is that summer is such a short season so I just have to spend . . .  with my husband’s rationale is being that, since summer is such a short season, I shouldn’t spend!

In the end, come Labor Day Weekend I’ll do what any good Minnesotan will do when it really kicks in just how glorious (but short) a Minnesota summer can be.   I’ll wish I had soaked up the more of the goodness of the sun, I’ll wish I had relaxed and chilled-out just a wee bit more, and I’ll wish I had designed another colorful and beautiful back-yard garden.

Cheers to making this summer the best one ever!

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2 thoughts on “The lazy days of summer?”

  1. Lynn
    I get what you said. My answer to not maximizing my Summer, is a winter cruise to the Carribean. I can’t sit still without reading.

  2. Wanted you to know, while I’m watching “Vegas Heist”, you mentioned that Evine is the only place that we can find the Morganite colored Topaz…..that is not true. On ShopLC, out of San Antonio, Texas, had a 2-3 day showing of nothing but the Morganite colored Topaz. Samuel B’s settings are, of course, more beautiful but, ShopLC’s quality of stones are, indeed, just as beautiful as Evines. Unlike Evine, I do find find things that I don’t care for. Not the case with Evine. ShopLC’s prices are great but Evines prices are great and everything is so beautiful. I wish you had more Dragongly style pieces. I have a very sentimental story attached to Dragonflies. Actually, an amazing story. Not many would believe it!!!

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