I’m so ready for Summer

I know it’s only the end of August, but there are certain cues that alert me that Summer (and the end of the year) is fast approaching.

  • JasmineSpring has arrived. Yes, I’m stating the obvious but I can smell that the season has changed. I can smell rain in the air. I can smell freshly cut grass and braai’s.
  • I’m able to run much later in the afternoons because the sun now sets after 6pm. Huge bonus.
  • The smell of jasmine is everywhere! This is one of my favourite smells.
  • KK and I have planned our annual weekend getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
  • Santa Shoebox entries open this week and before you know, it’ll be the drop-off weekend.
  • I received a meeting invite to a work conference happening in February 2016. What?
  • We’ve started having casual conversations as to which family member will host Christmas.
  • KK has already put in his December annual leave dates at work. Yikes!
  • I have this sudden urge to go to the nursery and buy plants and do some gardening.
  • I’ve started seeing pictures posted on Facebook of kids in swimming pools. When we were young, there was a silly rule about waiting for the first Summer rains? Full bloom

This is my favourite time of the year! People come out of that gloomy Winter slump. It’s so wonderful to be outdoors and in the sun. Everywhere I hear people saying, “Shew, it’s going to be a long hot Summer!”

I’m not complaining. Bring it!

Sundays are my Fundays!

During our December break last year, we managed to spend quite a few arb weekends lazing around the pool the entire day doing nothing; and I mean absolutely nothing! It was glorious! I recall telling KK that I would really miss it when we went back to work and normality kicked into gear from January. But he challenged me saying, well, why must things change? We can still make time for lazy weekends next to the pool during the year can’t we?

So it’s not exactly a New Year’s Resolution, but a promise I made to myself that I would try as often as I could to ensure that we still spend those lazy Sundays at the pool, lying in the sun, braai’ing, listening to music and truly enjoying the weekend. I’m proud to say we’ve stuck to it. As Autumn creeps into our lives, I know that the weekends are limited in terms of sunning ourselves for hours outside. But I’m glad we did. I’m even prouder to admit that I swam. Often!

Sundays2 Sundays3Sundowners Sundays4 Sunshine1 Sundays1Oh look, it’s Friday again. Hello weekend! Hello pool! Hello sun! Hello fun!

Happy weekend everyone!

ps: okay Autumn, we’re ready for you.