I don’t like hot weather. Given the highs we’ve had in Oklahoma for the past few days and the projected forecast for the next week? I’m screwed.
There are, however, some perks to summertime. And, since I’m trying to do the find-the-silver-lining thing today, I figured I’d share some of my favorites.
Yes, I love my flip-flops. Not the cheap $1.50 pair from Walmart, but the cute sandal kind. They’re usually inexpensive enough that I can have several new pairs each summer and I can splurge on fun toe designs at my bi-weekly pedicure. (Yes, it’s in an indulgence. One I refuse to apologize for.)
Maybe this harkens back to some prehistoric need to walk about barefoot. Maybe it’s because, despite how pretty they are, my feet and high heels do NOT get along. Whatever the case, being footloose and fancy free with footwear for summer definitely falls in the plus column.
Work slows down because everyone’s on vacation.
It’s not as delectable of a slow down as what’s experienced between Thanksgiving and the New Year, but it doesn’t suck. Anything that slows down the large order desk at work deserves a healthy nod of appreciation in my book.
No morning WWE routine with the kids.
Have you seen that Staples commercial with the Christmas song, “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year”?
Well, in my house, it’s the other way around. I do the happy dance the minute thelast school bell rings.
Yes, childcare for the girls in the summer is an ab-so-lute-BI-ATCH, but the price tag is almost worth it:
- The laundry is done by the time I get home
- The current sitter loves to cook
- I don’t have any “I-don’t-want-to-wear-that” or “I’m-having-a-very-bad-morning” melodrama to deal with. (See aforementioned high-cost childcare reference. This is why they get to extort charge the big bucks.)
So, there! I’ve looked on the bright side of things and documented my top three.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a whole lot of emotional feng shui right about now.
Are you a warm weather worshiper? Or do you prefer the cold? Maybe you’re a Goldilocks like me and prefer the temperature to be, “Just right.”
What do you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE about summer?