Sweet Summer Days

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It was just brought to my attention that summer is almost over. The pool is having the “doggy dip” this weekend — you can bring dogs to the pool to swim on the last day of the season, and the money raised goes toward the dog park (I think). Now, I don’t have a dog, and haven’t been to the pool since Chloe’s swimming lessons ended in early July… but I kept thinking we could always go later in the summer. So, umm… tomorrow?

I certainly haven’t done as much outside as I hoped. During the winter I kept saying that when the weather got nice we’d resume our evening walks. We’ve only grilled out a few times. The lawn gets longer than usual in between mowings, just because we don’t get out and notice that it needs it. However, I have been able to enjoy the weather at least a bit, mostly due to Chloe’s social life. Between park dates on Wednesdays and outside playgroups on Thursdays, I’ve been forcing myself (aka scheduling myself) to spend a few hours outside just playing in the park and talking with the neighborhood moms. This morning we were out three and a half hours, and it was great. The dishwasher didn’t get emptied or filled, laundry didn’t get done, and I didn’t think about supper until 4, but it was worth it. School starts next week, and these lazy summer days are tapering off. I’m grateful to be able to enjoy them. And it makes me wonder how much else I’d get done simply by putting things on the calendar.