Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Summer

I love spring. I have been especially loving this spring with so many days of good weather. Happy sunny days make me happy. I guess I should call spring my favorite season becasue I'm a huge fan of those blossoming trees and flowers.

Then again...

Today my son asked if spring was over (becasue I told him Easter was over, which he was very sad about) and I explained that spring wasn't over. Somehow that lead to me telling him all about summer.

Days so hot you could almost melt. Water fights, camping trips, barbeques, and playing in the sand. Sweet watermelon and corn right off the cob. Popsicles.

Oh man, maybe summer is my favorite season.



The fact remains that I am having a very difficult time staying indoors which means very little writing is happening right now since I only have a desktop, and I can't read my own handwriting.

However, I am justifying my lack of writing with all the relaxation and inspiration I am receiving from the great outdoors. Oh well, I can finish my book in the fall, right? Except, I'm having a baby then so...

Geez! You don't have to twist my arm -- somehow I will get to it. I guess it's time to buy a laptop.

What are you planning on doing this summer?

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P. S. I was going to write a totally awesome tutorial on how to enable email so that we could have lovely in-box chats, but Peggy Eddleman beat me to the punch. Everyone go take a look. Now!

20 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

Now, if my summer looked like that photo, I'd be totally ready for it...Summer usually means doing exactly the same as the other seasons, only with a flustered face!

Kyra Lennon said...

It's hard to write when the sun is shining! I love to be out in it too. Of course, in England, sunshine is pretty rare! :p

Anonymous said...

I love winter, then fall. Spring places third. Summer can be cancelled. :o)

Morgan said...

Gah... Yay for a baby in the fall!!! How are you feeling??? And yes, time to get a laptop ;) Although,, I have found my breaks in the past verrrrry refreshing so live it up!

Shallee said...

Mm...summer! Makes me want to go on vacation! :) Congrats on the baby due in the fall, by the way!!

Jenny S. Morris said...

After living in Phoenix I don't like the super hot days. I get really bad headaches from the sun, and we didn't have air conditioning in our place for a long time so it made me want cooler weather. I do LOVE spring and the mild summer days. It's hard though when you need to write but you feel guilty for not being outside. LOVE camping and going to the beach. I can't wait.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Lovely post. I'm ready for consistent spring but that's kind of the nature of spring isn't it? lol

Mark Noce said...

It's cold and rainy here...waiting for summer weather:)

Alice said...

You're just re-enregizing yourself and gaining inspiration for all the writing you'll do after summer and after the baby and when it gets cold.

Ashley Nixon said...

I plan on writing a lot and working. At the beginning of Summer, I get to go to Peru, so that'll be awesome!! We've had a strange winter...which means it's basically been spring the entire time. lol.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Actually this summer is when I plan to write and complete my third book, as it's too hot and humid to go outside here.

Leigh Covington said...

I know! I don't want to do anything in my house, I just want to be outside. It's wonderful. But I'm afraid we have bad weather heading our way so that may give us some writing time. That would be good, but I'll miss the sunshine. :( I hope it comes back soon! Enjoy the sunshine today. And I really enjoyed Peggy's post on enabling email. Mine is officially fixed!

Hope Roberson said...

Congratulations on the baby to come! And laptops are great for being mobile, but hard to use outside with the glare, so don't fret :) Take the time away cause then you'll want to be back in front of your desk top :) I wish is was warm enough to be outdoors here! Enjoy the good weather for the rest of us!

Cassie Mae said...

I love summer! But in Utah, summer can come in November, right before winter decides to finally show up. :)

Tara Tyler said...

a laptop should be your mommy gift! get one!
i love writing out on the patio after dinner in the sweet spring breezes =)

Kelley said...

I love how no matter what we do, since we're writers, we can say we're working.

Because we're gathering inspiration ;)

Krista McLaughlin said...

I wish that I could spend some time on a nice summer beach like that. I have that problem too - I love spring, but I love summer and I also love fall. Just not winter. Too cold in Iowa. A laptop would be awesome for you! I hope you get one!

Angela Brown said...

All this time outdoors? Yeah, that wholly qualifies as research. You are utilizing all your senses to get in-depth research done so that when it is time to sit at the desktop and write, your senses will be sharpened by your outside research and ready to go.

Christa Desir said...

I love summer too...until it gets to the melting point and the kids have been home too long:)
But yes, I am fed by the sun and my productivity goes way down. I think this is maybe a good thing for people to ebb and flow during the year like this.

Sarah Pearson said...

I'm not a lover of Summer - luckily it doesn't last very long in England :-)