Hallelujah! It's finally here. I just love summer time. As spoiled as we are in Colorado with the great weather year round-summer will always be my absolute favorite. I have to say, it's been an uncharacteristically chilly, rainy spring so I was really ready for summer, and without further delay, it is here.
I love the sounds of birds chirping in the morning, and the sweet smell of nectar in the air. I love when it's light out at 5 am and until 9 pm. I can get up out of bed and work out early in the morning. I don't care to sleep as long. I love the smell of chlorine and drugstore sunscreen. I love popsickles and watermelon running down my arms and being barefoot all day long. I love riding in convertables with trendy tunes blasting and the sunshine just kissing my face. I love painting my nails funky colors and wearing my hair up all the time. I wear no makeup (like I ever do anyway) and I love the sunblessed bronze color I get.
I love going to ballparks; the smell of hotdogs, cotton candy and popcorn. I love that ping sound a baseball makes when it is hit just right. I love wearing tank tops and baseball caps. I love drinks with little umbrellas and frosty, frothy mugs of beer. I love patios with pitchers of margaritas and salty bar food.
The 4th of July is the best holiday ever. You can purchase those matchbox fireworks to light off and irritate your neighbors. Then you can just park it on a blanket somewhere and watch fireworks light up the sky. We always go to the ballgame at Coors field to watch their fireworks show and it never disappoints. I love picnics and swimming pools. I love riding bikes to the park and listening to the laughter of my kids.
I just love everything about this time of year-except for when it's over. That, and the fact that I don't have a job that allows me to be off for these months. Still, I will have this love affair with June, July and August for the rest of my life.