I’m still in Pittsburgh this week visiting my sister. While I’m away my friend, Kristen was kind enough to guest blog for me! She is sharing her summer weekend dreams with us today. Thank you, Kristen!
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While Linda is out enjoying a much needed vacation, I’m guest blogging in her absence. I’m a relative newbie to the interwebs world- until this past September, I was a blog lurker and sometimes commenter, before making the big leap into blogging & Tweeting! You can find me regularly over at Life By Kristen and on Twitter – @KristenCurator.
Now that summer has officially begun, I’m loving how relaxing the nights after work and the weekends have become. My big summer plan is to not make plans- and with the exception of some strategic planning of house projects and a wedding in August, I have succeeded in keeping my summer nights and weekends open to whatever I fancy.
To me, summer is all about being spontaneous and enjoying the long summer days and warm nights. Living in New England our weather is so unpredictable- it can snow in October and then be in short sleeve shirts on Thanksgiving, so I really try to savor the sunny days while I can. Because really is there nothing better than sitting in the sun with a great book and a cold beverage? In my opinion, definitely not.
Someday, after I hit it big in the lottery (if only!), I have dreams of buying a small beach or lake house in a quiet area. I dream about spending weeks there at a time with loved ones, spending the afternoons napping in a hammock. The place won’t have any television, so nights are spent reading, talking, laughing, and playing games.
Until then, my perfect summer weekend begins the moment I get out of work on Friday, with a commute home filled with rolled down windows and great tunes on the radio. My favorite time of night is that hour or two right after I get home from work when the sun is on the back side of my house and I can relax with an adult beverage in my yard reading a book while I eat on native tomatoes with mozzarella ( my staple meal in the summer it seems!) Even if I don’t go out that night to meet friends for drinks on the water, my evening is enjoyed in my sunroom after the bugs come out. Saturday and Sunday may be filled with outside house chores and time with family, a walk to get ice cream or dinner out. Beach days are always a last minute decision and I am so lucky that an awesome spot is only fifteen minutes away.
With all of my intentions to not make plans and just enjoy the opportunities that come up with each weekend, I am hopeful that I can continue this mantra into all the other seasons too!
Question: How are you spending your summer weekends?