Summer is here – yay!

Posted on June 24, 2020


The lazy days of summer are upon us. I got to thinking about the summer and how I love it. I am ever more appreciative this year because of everything that is going on.

Here’s why I love summer:

1. Many hours of daylight.

I am a morning person and I love to exercise in the morning. That being said, it sure is hard to get up at 4:30 am in the winter. It’s dark and it’s cold and it feels like the middle of the night. In the summer, it’s getting light out at 4:30 am so it is much easier to get up.

I find that I have more energy in the afternoon as well.

in tune with body
2. I’m more in tune with my body.

I am a big believer in intuition. Our ‘gut’ tells us things, we don’t always listen though. Since I feel more relaxed, I am better able to be still and listen to my body. I am evolving from a Ballet/Barre routine to an all yoga routine. Yoga and stretching is just what my body needs right now. Since Mr. Ken has injured his shoulder, kayaking is not in the cards for a bit. I have been enjoying early morning walks.

healthy fruit

3. It’s easier to eat healthy.

There are so many yummy fruits in season, it’s hard to decide which ones to eat each day. Having all this fruit goes a long way to curbing my sweet tooth. On a side note, there are no Peep holidays in the summer, so it is easier for me to resist sweets. Although the siren call of the Dairy Queen Blizzard is hard to resist.


4. Kayaking.

What can I say? I love kayaking more than anything. I can be having the most stressful day, but once I’m out on the water, all of that disappears. I always sleep wonderfully after being outside all day.

chipmunk with blueberry treat

5. Chipmunks!

It’s so much fun to come downstairs every day and have chipmunks sitting on our front and back steps, waiting for their breakfasts. They love blueberries! I think because they are sweet and a perfect size for them.

dairy queen blizzards

6. Dairy Queen Blizzards.

I love Dairy Queen Blizzards even more than Peeps. We had to change our routine this year though, since our favorite Dairy Queen has relocated. Thanks to a tip from the owner of our favorite deli, we now enjoy yummy frozen yogurt from the local Mobile station. I’m partial to the salted caramel. And, to make things even better, there are lots of toppings to choose from. We can have anything from M&Ms, to heath bar, to sprinkles.

So what are some of your favorite summer things?