Things to be happy about this summer

Summer is not my favorite time of year and tends to be the time when I get a little whinier than average (even whinier than winter, I think – which is saying something because cold weather, icy driving conditions, and puffy coats wear on my nerves pretty quick).

Something in me has been telling me all morning to embrace what is good about the season, rather than complain willy-nilly about the stupid humidity (and OH! It’s SO humid).

Without further adieu (and griping) here are some things to be happy about this summer. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

  1. Popsicles. Lots and lots of popsicles.
  2. Being able to open the window without a foot of snow drifting in from outside
  3. Dipping my feet in a swimming pool while my kids cannonball in and splash me (and the rest of the world!)
  4. The local ice cream shops are open. And there’s a lot of them.
  5. Daylight at 8 p.m. and later.
  6. Flip flops
  7. Getting to show off a fun brightly-hued pedi in a pair of flip flops (OPI’s Ogre-the-top is what currently decorates my toesies)
  8. Tank tops
  9. Working out outside
  10. Letting the kids take a “bath” in the wading pool in the front yard – while wearing swimsuits, of course.
  11. That you can get a sugar free, non fat light frappucino for under 100 calories for the tall size
  12. Annnnnd, since I’m talking Starbucks: Viva la treat receipt!
  13. Carnivals and elephant ears
  14. Seeing the neighbors who have been in hibernation all winter
  15. The perma-ponytail I wear from June through August

Okay… what have you got?

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. well said sarah! but remember…the alternative is FREEEEZING and it’s coming 🙂

    • Oh, I don’t love winter either. I imagine I’ll have to put a list together then also. I love fall and I love spring – it’s the weather extremes that are difficult for me.

  2. Trips that enable me to see good friends 😉


    the sun, the green, the beach


    swimming as a relief from the heat!

    • Truly love when friends have trips that bring them to my neck of the woods. DEFINITELY something I am happy about.

  3. I couldn’t believe it when I saw school supplies out already. So NOT ready to go shopping for all that back to school gear, new jeans, jackets, oh my.

    We love…
    No homework
    No PTO meetings & PT conferences
    We can go out for the day with just one layer of clothing!
    Bike rides
    Grilling out
    Going to the zoo
    Paddle boats
    Fresh cut grass
    Rainy days (none of the crazy stuff)
    Farmers Market

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