Monday, July 21, 2008

Summer stinks

So I hate summer. Let me clarify~I hate heat and humidity. So, that in turn, means I hate summer. Aren't I a total drag? I love fall. I love being able to leave my windows open and the smell of the air and falling leaves. I love mums on my farmer's porch and pumpkins on the steps. I love the colors of fall.

Anyway, I had an ok weekend. I did go for a haircut, and it's new and different and I'm still trying to figure out how to make it work. So no photos for now. Sorry. I also spent a bit of time at Border's wandering around looking for new books. I did pick out 3 for myself and have started on Jody Picoult's Vanishing Acts. It's very good, and I want to read it all day long. Oh, but those darn kids always NEED stuff, like snacks, or diapers, or timeouts. Reading is relegated to the evenings.

Yesterday I took Meg over to her school so she could play on the playground with her friend Benton. His mom and I sat under a tree, drinking coffee. It was really quite lovely. And even though it was raining, the kids had a blast. There was no fighting, no yelling, just fun. There is something to be said for playdates on neutral ground. So of course she is having another friend here at the end of the week. I hope the weather holds so they can go outside.

I've been battling with Meg's IPod Shuffle. When I open ITunes and plug in the Shuffle, ITunes doesn't recognize it. I don't know what to do, and the "help" section on the Apple site doesn't help at all. The poor kid just wants some Hannah Montana and Van Morrison on her IPod (I know, weird for a 7 year old, but she just loves "Brown Eyed Girl"). Anyone have any suggestions?

Oh darn, my "free" hour is up. The kids' tv show is over and I guess that means I need to find a way to keep them quiet while the twins nap. Must be storytime.

6 comments:

AndreAnna said...

I hate summer too. I feel it keeps us indoors more often than the winter, which makes no sense. This humidity is killing me. At 7 am, I was sweating walking to the car, 5 feet from my front door.

Creative Kerfuffle said...

i'm seriously beginnning to wonder if you and i were separated at birth. i HATE summer with a passion. really. it's hot. it's humid. the grass/flowers turn brown and crunchy. there's sweating. i HATE it. i much prefer fall and spring.
the shuffle thing--eh, no help here. i did discover on rhapsody you can call and ask them anything and they're very very helpful. i love that meg wants hannah and van, how cool is that? the boy has queen and the naked brothers band on his : ) and jodi picault? love her. love her. anita shreve is another good author.

Thia said...

Fall is my favorite season too! I long for it so much right now. Sigh.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Hi there! I found you through Wiping up Snot (I think) and thought I'd pop in to say hello from the mid-coast area, ME. Kinda close to a couple of old mills, one in which houses a great eatery - if you get my drift!

Humidity has been bad hasn't it? And the rain? Sheesh! I'm begining to really long for autumn and the colours, smells and NO humidity and cooler temps. I promise, I won't even gripe about the snow during the winter. Well ok I will.

Look forward to coming back!

Astarte said...

OMG, I HATE summer!!!!! HATE.IT. I now live a lot further south than I used to, and it's even hotter. Plus, it's so freakin' humid that I literally sweat all the time. Gross. My favorite time of year is fall to early winter, like October through the end of the year. Jeans, with a sweatshit by late November. Perfect. Plus, no shaving!

CassJustCurious said...

I too hate summer. I like days in the summer that feel like spring or fall but summer summer days - not loving those at all.