I wish that I was a child again because I would love to have the whole summer free. I hate that because I am an adult I get stuck having to work all summer long. I think everyone should get a few weeks off each so we can do something fun. If I did get a break, these are the seven things that I would rather be doing.
I would love to go to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. It is one of my favorite places to go, and it changes all the time. We used to go all the time when I was growing up, and it is something that I miss. Even though when we went the last time, I couldn’t do some of the hikes and what not because of the MS.
I would love to have two weeks off that I could do nothing but read. I would love to be able to pick a few books of my own or even read some of the ones I have found over the years but never had any time to read. ( I might just take a break because I am dying to finish the 3rd book in the Divergent series. I started it, but I haven’t had time to finish it, and I have to know how it ends lol.)
I would love to go to a different country on vacation and get to meet new people and explore new places.
I would love to go to Florida and go to all the parks that they have in Orlando.
I would also like to take time off and catch up on all the movies I had missed over the past few years because I never have the time or energy to go and see them when they came out.
I would love to be able to sit at home and do absolutely nothing all day long.
I would also love just to get in the car and take a road trip somewhere. I am a huge fan of taking road trips because I like to find and see new places.
Those are seven things I would rather do this summer instead of having to work all summer long. What would you like to do if you could do anything you wanted to do?
I got the idea for this post from Mama Kat. If you are looking for things to write about you can click here and get some great ideas.
This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is list 6 things you are going to miss about summer. I chose this one because I don’t usually like the summertime and I wanted to list reasons why I will miss it when fall & winter roll around.
Anyway let’s get on to the list of things that I will actually miss when this fall & winter come.
I will miss the warmer weather. The only reason I list this is because when it is 5 degrees outside I will be wishing it was hot because no one likes to freeze their ass off all winter long.
I will miss not having to worry about when I leave the house in the morning. I hate that I have to try and figure out how long it will take me to get to work because you never know what the roads will be like and how long it will take.
I will miss everything looking alive and pretty because I get so tired of everything looking dead all winter long. During the fall things start to look dead as well because by then the heat has killed everything.
I will miss all of the fresh fruits & vegetables that I pretty much live on during the summer. There is nothing like eating vegetables out of the garden every day.
I will miss not having to worry about forgetting a jacket or layering because of the cold.
I will miss being able to drive around with my sunroof open and the windows down listening to music on my way to and from work. I love having my sunroof & windows open and to be honest I am not 100% sure as to why but I do love it.
Those are 6 things I will miss what will you miss when the summer comes to an end?
If you want to join in this week here are the prompts:
1.) How do your kids remind you of your own siblings growing up? 2.) What grade is your child going to be in? Share a memory you have of yourself at that same age. 3.) List 6 things you are going to miss about summer. 4.) Write a blog post inspired by the words: whoops. 5.) Tell us about something somebody did that made you happy.
This post is a day early because I have a book review that has to posted tomorrow and I still wanted to write for the workshop this week because I loved the prompt I chose.
This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is: Do you “unplug” during the summer months? Why or why not? I chose this one because I found it the most interesting.
As I sat and thought about if I have ever unplugged during the summer since I have blogged I realized that I have but it has always just kind of happened. I have never planned to take a break during the summer months but I always seem to get super busy and blogging just falls to the side.
I have noticed that I do really well blogging up until my daughter’s birthday and after the beginning of July I fall off and I think it has to do with getting depressed and just not wanting to take the time and blog. I haven’t done that this year but I do find that I am putting blogging off until the last possible minute which is something that I don’t usually do. I tend to wait till the last-minute with book reviews because I have to finish the books but on posts like this I try to have them done a week in advance because they are easy to write & schedule.
On the years that I have taken a break during the summer I usually start blogging around September or October so I take the summer off and even longer some year’s. I am sure if I had kids I would be taking the summers off because there are so many other things that I would want to do during the summer with the kids and blogging would be put on hold until they went back to school. I am not sure how mommy bloggers can keep up blogging and taking care of their kids. I am pretty sure that isn’t something I would be able to keep up with.
Do you unplug during the summer?
If you want to join in this week here are the rest of the prompts:
1.) A new friend. 2.) Book review! 3.) Do you “unplug” during the summer months? Why or why not? 4.) Something you got to do when you were young that you would not let your children do. 5.) List your top 12 solutions for bored children.
This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about #4 which is how I beat the summer heat. This year the temperatures of been super high and I am not sure if you know but heat and MS don’t mix well. Here a few things that I do to try and stay cool and not over heat.
I try to only go out in the mornings and if I do have to go out later I won’t go out in the afternoon because it is too hot.
When I am leaving work at 5 I always have a ice pack that I keep in the freezer at work and I use that while I am waiting for my AC to cool down my car.
I always try and wear light colors. I am sure it would help if I didn’t always layer my shirts but I can’t wear shirts without a tank top underneath them.
Those are the things I do to try and beat the heat. The biggest thing I do though is stay inside and out of the heat as much as possible. During the summer I really am a homebody because I just avoid the heat as much as I can.