click Does anyone else feel like they blinked on May 1, and then BAM! — it was June!
Tempus fugit and all that jazz.
To this native Floridian, that means somehow finding time for swimming and BBQ and crabs and baseball.
But last week I looked up and realized that on June 8, I’ll be having surgery that will put me out of commission for at least a couple of months. It hit me then: Right now is all the summer vacay I’m going to get!
I resolved to fit as much summer activity into this short time while I was still firing on all cylinders and could enjoy it.
So I stopped being too busy and got busy vacay-ing.
So far, I’ve:
- relaxed with a good book and started compiling a summer reading list (suggestions?)
- lined up to see summer Hollywood blockbusters at the multiplex
- listened to a concert on the National Mall
- enjoyed steamed crabs, beer and laughs with friends with the view of Maryland’s Severn River as a backdrop
- been taken out to the ballgame to root, root, root for home team, the Washington Nationals (No, they didn’t win, and it was a shame.)
Coming up, I foresee chillaxing at the pool and spending at least one day at AWESOME Con (Washington, DC’s answer to ComiCon), where I just might have to spring to get a photo or two taken of me with a couple of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD …
Just typing this list, I’m marveling at myself. I’m not sure if I managed to pack that much into a full month last summer — maybe not even into the whole summer.
It’s sad to think that I might not have given myself time off from my daily grind to do half of that without a medically dictated deadline.
It’s definitely been a lesson learned about remembering to enjoy the here and now. I hope I don’t forget it when I’m out of the hospital and back on my feet. Friends, feel free to remind me if I do!
What are your plans for the summer?
And seriously, do you have any favorite books to recommend for my reading list?