Thursday, June 30, 2011

the summery-ness of it all.

is there anything better than a glass of peach flavored sun tea in june?

if there is, i haven't found it yet.
i have enjoyed this ritual of having a glass of iced tea each day as i sit down to begin my homework.
lately i have begun some new rituals; some a little healthier than others : )
here are a few that come to mind:

summer means waking up a little earlier to enjoy my coffee in front of the news.
& a bonus: because it is summer, the sun falls into my living room windows and bathes me in a golden light just
before i head back upstairs to ready myself for another day of classes (bio and speech communication), errands, and shuttles to and from drivers ed (for the girl) (le gasp!).

summer is... longer days that mean i can get just a little bit more done after dinner.
most nights i am heading out the door into the late evening texas sun
once again a happy orange
to pound the pavement in hopes of working off that extra scoop of breyer's rocky road.

summer is fresh fruits and green vegetables that taste like they were picked moments before.
i am enjoying more greens and less meat.
the family, however is not. they are die-hard carnivores.

summer is the scent of fresh mowed lawns and the sound of the neighborhood kids having a water gun fight.
i find myself outside more, watering the grass (by hand- we are in water restrictions) and weeding the garden.

these are the days- and i am enjoying them while i can.
how has summer changed your daily rituals?


island jen said...

love your list of summer rituals...

Mel~B said...

Great to have you back bloggin! I missed the updates as I don't often get on Facebook! It's hard to imagine summer when the weather is absolutely freezing here at the moment but loving it all the same! My Winter rituals are - getting outside for walks at midday without sweating bullets and having to swat flies every second! Delicious casseroles and baked dinners! Sipping hot chocolate after dinner with Aaron in front of the tv while the girls are in bed asleep at a half decent hour! Snuggling in bed! I have my very own living hot water bottle! Just to name a few. I just love winter!!