The Waiting

It’s official.  Summer’s here – just check the calendar!  🙂

Our pool is still cool, but our days are warming and summer, summer has returned.


cherries at the pool .. can’t wait!

The farmer’s market is open, cherries will soon be ready for picking at the Orchard up the road and me, I’m hungry for corn-on-the-cob.

photo courtesy of Robinette's Apple Haus

photo courtesy of Robinette’s Apple Haus

I had a birthday Saturday.   It was a fun day spent answering the phone, opening cards and gifts, reading texts, laughing through Facebook posts ~  you name it ~ I felt spoiled and loved and had a wonderful time.   The festivities continue this week with lunch dates with friends & even more laughter.

When I was a girl, my birthday landed at the end of the school year so my party = summer. That usually translated to us kids running through the sprinkler, sipping an orange float, and enjoying a burnt hot dog with family and friends.

Summer makes me a little more carefree and a little less scheduled. In Summer I’m more likely to wear a skirt that twirls and a pair of kitten heels.

In Summer I let my natural curls air dry and wear the dangling earrings  – the ones that pick up the green in my eyes and set off a sun-kissed glow.

cannot fight the curls in summer so why bother?  an Emjayandthem (C) photo

cannot fight the curls in summer so why bother? an Emjayandthem (C) photo

In Summer I’m more likely to get up early and stay up late, watching the stars dance in that forever sky.

Ah …. Summer.

Thank you for coming back to us again.   🙂



 What’s your favorite thing about summer?

Categories: Attitude, Family, Fun, Joy, Personal, Seasons | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Post navigation

20 thoughts on “The Waiting

  1. Just smiled so wide as I read this…

  2. e2dietitian

    BBQ, bonfires, beaches, bikinis, baseball, biking, paddleboard and kayaking (couldn’t come up with any more “B” words. Only on my 1st cup of coffee ya know.

  3. Love the image “forever sky.” Well said. Happy birthday, my friend! So glad you had a glorious day.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  4. Nothing wrong with the curls in a “forever sky”. Like the thoughts.

  5. I love summer! I love all those summer teenage songs we used to sing. I love the bright colors we painted on our nails. I loved having all day to do what I wanted to. Winter is just not the same.

    • I’m taking a road trip today and dug out some of my classic cds — I’ll sing my face off on my 2 hour drive to a meeting – yay!

      Love having all day to do what you want – isn’t it grand? Ahh summer 🙂

  6. The burnt hot dog from the grill with a little mustard and relish! Hmmmmmm

  7. Happy late birthday to a fellow June-born gal! When I was a child, my favorite thing about summer was NO SCHOOL! Now, it’s flip flops… coats, hats, mittens…you get the idea. Enjoy your summer, MJ!

    • Oh that is for sure — nothing like that feeling of the last day of school, except maybe the first morning of summer 🙂 Whoop! MJ

  8. Its kind of fun to be the center of attention…sometimes, and for the right reasons!! 🙂 Happy belated birthday!!

    • It was … and the fun continues, had a birthday lunch yesterday with a girlfriend and more festivities this Friday 🙂 Whee!

  9. Mmmmm, summer! I’m so glad it’s here! Happy belated birthday, my friend! I hope you enjoy all the gifts that summer brings for the next few months!

  10. I love this quote! It really puts life into perspective, doesn’t it?! And I love summer too. Up here in SE Alaska we get the long summer days. Best time of the year this far north! Enjoy your delicious days! ~ Sheila

    • Yes and Yes! 🙂 this weekend was delicious. Our Grandson turned 9 yesterday so he and a buddy went with oldest boy (Dad) go-karting; I took little miss to the Zoo. Fun stuff – it was very sticky and hot but still – a grand day. Cheers!

Please share your thoughts:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a free website or blog at

Connie Rosser Riddle

Connecting with people in my path

Atypical 60

A Typical Blog. A Typical Woman. A Typical Take On Life. With An Atypical Twist!

A New Day Dawns

Arise, shine, for your light has come...Isaiah 60

Virginia Views

Country Living for Beginners

Waiting for the Karma Truck

thoughts on the spaces in between

Views and Mews by Coffee Kat

Kate's views on life edited by four opinionated cats

Renee Johnson Writes

Novelist, Traveler, and More

Grit & Honey

Women clothed in strength. Your story isn't over yet.

Life Is A Journey... Not A Guided Tour

My Journey From Merchant Mariner to Mother, And Spiritual Being.


Nancy Roman

Flamidwyfe's Blog

Midwifing women all over the world!

Operation Gratitude Blog

Care Packages for Deployed U.S. Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, First Responders & Military Children

Hot Rod Cowgirl

Riding Through Life One Horse At A Time...Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling Up Anyway!

Holy Ghost Bumps

...For when I am weak, then I am STRONG. 2 Corinthians 12:10


just another plaid-wearin' java-sippin' girl


Death Before Sour Mix

The View Out Here

A view in pictures, from me to you

Kathryn M. McCullough

Author, Artist, Expat

Iced Tea with Lemon's Blog

Random Thoughts by Karen

I also live on a farm

Just another weblog

Undercover Surfer

...random thoughts and images overflowing from my brain

Wordsmith's Desk

some thoughts along the way

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

music, poetry, musings, photography and philosophy from a woman who found her way back home and wants you to come over for a hike and a cocktail.

Georgette Sullins's Blog

My view of the cow parade

these days of mine

Stop in and see what's happening during these days of mine

Writingfeemail's Blog

Random observations on writing and life

Grace and Life

Looking for grace notes in life's journey...

When I Ride...

How life coaches me as I ride...



%d bloggers like this: