My husband used to say that summer doesn’t really begin until the Fourth of July. I think he meant it in the context of the Dewey Beach calendar, but I suspect most beach resorts look at it the same way.

This summer, I definitely believe it. Even though we’ve already had our summer vacation, it feels as though everything we’ve done since Memorial Day has been an orchestrated lead-up to this week.

Mostly, we looked forward to and planned for the arrival of my brother’s family for the Independence Day holiday and worked backward. Between my work travel, our beach vacation, my dental surgery and a few other obligations, the open time slots were scheduled for buying groceries, pre-preparing meals, cleaning the house, getting the yard in shape, washing the car and making beds. This was the fun part, the anticipation of our visit with our nephews and their parents.

They’re gone now, we’ve done about eight loads of laundry and it’s eerily quiet around here.

It’s time to think about the rest of the summer, drum up some more business, conjure up blog ideas and send belated greetings to a lot of people whose birthdays came and went during the frenzy.

I still have a bit of a junk food hangover. Today will be my day to clear my mind and my body and make the switch over to official summer, before the rest of it slips away.

Oh, and I’ll try and think of something more interesting to write about tomorrow.


Filed under Family and Friends, Food, Health, Holidays

4 responses to “Transition

  1. Marty Welch

    Now it is time to eat some crabs…

  2. Pat Abrams

    I hate to say this, but I always feel that the summer is half over after July 4th.

  3. Sheree

    I’m with Pat. After the 4th the winter coats and school binders show up in the stores and the panic is on to cram everything in before the days grow too short again. I get melancholy after the fourth worrying that summer is almost over.

  4. Marty Welch

    Sheree…If you are longing for a summer experience, you can come over and water our lawn.

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