Monday, June 28, 2010

Why I hate summer…

Ok so that is a lie. I love summer. Swimming, ice cream, gardens, being in the sun. It’s a wondrously glorious time of year, especially after a Buffalo winter. Yet, some part of me  hates the “adult” summer. The one that doesn’t give you two and a half months to be outside as much as you want. The one that doesn't let you go camping at the spur of the moment, but requires it to be scheduled [shudder].

This summer of mine, rather, makes me cram all of that summery goodness into a pitiful 48 hour weekend—a weekend that might be rainy, eliminating one of those days to bask in the sun. An “adult” summer makes cutting the lawn less of a chore and more of an excuse to escape to the outside.

But those 48 hours of my “adult” summer each week are to be enjoyed.

This week they were filled with a few hours of home repairs (ick) while it was too rainy to be outside, but out came the sun as did the…

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Daiquiris and the…


Fresh lettuce and zucchini from the garden (the zucchini was consumed before the camera even had a chance) and the…


Chicken barbeque and the…

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022Family picnics and the…
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     POOL TIME!!!







I guess I can deal with “adult” summer if all my 48 hours are as enjoyable as those from this weekend.


If you want to know how to make the amazing daiquiris a la Giroux, guess you’ll have to ask. In fact that are so good, I usually don’t even use run—kiddo friendly.

The next 48 of my “adult” summer will be completing a conference in DC, so let’s see what we can do with them.

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