It’s September and I feel as though summer has just flew by. As I get older, I feel that summer gets more and more precious. I feel so protective of “my summer time”, and I try to squeeze every last drop of it.
I know this is self fish of me, but I am so glad that I got to spend almost every weekend the way I wanted. That means, no weddings of acquaintances (or friends I haven’t spoken to in years), no unexpected visit from distant relatives, you get it. But I can’t help it, summer is short in Canada!
What I’ve been doing
- Patios. Drinks. Dinners. Lunch. People watching. Just good old hanging out on a patio. Love it.
- Beach volleyball. Sun. Sand. Friends. Beer. It’s the only exercise I’ve been doing this summer, and I love it. My friends and I play one weeknight a week and try to get in a weekend here and there.
- Camping. Sort of. We pitched a tent and slept in it for 2 nights on a camp ground to save money on accommodations when we went white water rafting.
- Road trips. Even though this option may be more expensive with the rising cost of gas, I still think it’s a beautiful way to see the countryside and enjoy sites at your pace. Also lots of good stories to be shared if everyone doesn’t kill each other in the car!
- Vacation. Love doing nothing. Except eating, sleeping, reading and writing. Can someone please pay me for this?
- Seafood. I used to be afraid of sea crustaceans. Something about their hard shells and claws reminds me to monsters. Now, I’ve not only eaten my fair share, I can cook them, too! Booyah!
- Seeing my girl friends. I never do this enough. But I have been seeing them more consistently this summer and I am glad. Love them. They keep me sane and grounded.
- Meeting bloggers. I finally get the change to meet bloggers whom I’ve been reading for years! And yes, they are as amazing in real life!
- Reading. I’ve been on a non-fiction kick lately. I love that I can actually get into a book instead of reading a page and a half and falling asleep in bed.
- Cooking. Learning to cook more simple flavours and having more time to enjoy the food with BF and friends.
- Tracking finances. I fell off the bandwagon last summer, but this summer, I am accounting for every expense. Even though this is “work” and not “fun”, I love the control I have, and don’t have this cloud of “fear of spending too much and feeling guilty” over me.
Summer budget recap coming up!
Having said all that. I am looking forward to fall. Maybe it’s still the student in me, but I see fall as a time for new beginnings. I love the crisper air and the smell of fireplaces. I love the colours of changing leaves, snuggling up in warm sweaters and drinking hot tea on a slightly cool day.
Readers, what have you been up to this summer? And what are your thoughts on fall – love it or hate it?