This song has been in my head all day. I don't know why...it is neither Monday nor is it rainy. While these two things get Karen down and she has nothing to do but frown, I on the other hand, quite love both of them. And if a Monday just happens to be a rainy day, you might say that is a hole-in-one for me. This winning combination usually calls for staying in pajamas and reading, watching movies, or playing board games all day. It also usually means a reprieve from the brutal temperatures we endure (barely) during the summer. We have been at 118 degrees more days than I wish to think about and with the humidity...it was all we could do to muster up enough oomph to walk the 4 steps to the car and go from one air conditioned place to another. Nothing drains the energy faster from my body than the heat of the blaring sun.
I am looking forward to Fall temperatures...they just come way later here. We are still in the 90s right now. Not one good thing can be said about 90 degree temperatures. I won't say much about the 80s either. But 75 will get rave reviews from me. And walking outside at night to find a cool breeze and temp. of 58 degrees is just pure joy. In October we should be able to start enjoying the great outdoors again and picnic in the park a little bit before the ice storms come in December/January. My fantasy is living in a place where you go from Fall to Spring to Fall to Spring. Northern Mississippi's weather is what will eventually drive me completely mad and out of the state for good. After this summer we have had I am pretty darn close.
On Mondays (are we still talking about this?), when many are updating their Facebook statuses with loathing and pleas for a longer weekend, I am excited and looking forward to a week of being able to do whatever I want. I love Mondays. I love knowing I have 6 full days ahead of me to play and plan adventures. I owe this enthusiasm to a job that let's me plan my own schedule and a 4 year-old that really has become my best little buddy and enjoys going on many of the same adventures I do.
Our weeks are filled with trips to the library and to rummage through the Goodwill Outlet (yes, Goodwill has an outlet...weird) toy bins. Carter and I like to search for little treasures. We usually don't find much. Probably because many people have made it their full time job to sit in Goodwill and wait for something worthwhile to come out the back and the grab it up before anyone else can. Seriously...people are in there the ENTIRE day! Nothing anyone will throw away is worth me hanging out there the entire day. Especially because I immediately get itchy and feel the immense need to wash my hands as soon as I step foot in the place. Despite just describing the opposite, it is fun to go into once a week and see what we can find.We go shopping and Carter tells me what looks beautiful on me and exclaims over the jewelry we are looking at. We like to go to the Children's Museum in Memphis and when it is cooler we will spend more afternoons at the zoo. Memphis has a fantastic zoo.
Currently I am busy planning two parties. I am having a "witch party" with girlfriends in October and also hosting a street dance/Halloween party for all our tenants at the end of October. I guess being released from my calling as "Ward Activity Leader" put the wind back into my sails for party planning. haha. No worries, now I get to plan activities for Relief Society as 2nd counselor in the presidency. I have been in the calling for a couple months now and can truly say I like it. I have been in the ward for 2 years now and do not know the names of half of the sisters who are there every Sunday. So this will be good for me. I am being forced out of my shell and I am thankful for the outlet. I was failing at doing it myself. I have more to post on the calling later. I say that often I know.
Well...I came to quickly post an update. I stayed true to myself by rambling on for paragraphs. I have so many things to post and pictures galore but just have had no desire. It easy for me to just get on here and type but when it comes to editing and uploading pictures...it is a different story. But here is just a little update of what our present days are like. I am not just saying it when I say "I love my life". It is all truth. My life is simply splendid and I am enjoying my days even though they blow right past me at lightning speeds (how the heck is it September already?! I seriously am baffled). I have a spectacular husband, a son that makes my heart smile, and friends that text me just to ask where I am at and what I am doing. Yep, life is good. (even if it does make for a long boring post;)
(and my apologies...I have to leave right now and have no time to go back and read through this...so if none of it makes sense just nod your head and act like you know what I am talking about)