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It’s been fun to see kids in my neighborhood so excited to plunge into summer vacation

scenic view of beach

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now that school’s out. I’m sure there were moments of sadness as they signed each other’s yearbooks and promised to stay in touch, but I doubt a single one wanted to linger a moment past that final bell.

Adults with year-round jobs don’t have quite that prospect of freedom, but even so, I still experience that surge of joy when summer officially arrives. There’s so much I look forward to this year: kayaking on Lake Natoma, planning a dream vacation to Japan, and finding a bit of shade to catch up with my books-to-read pile. Then there’s concerts in the park, ice cream, watermelon, family reunions, and fireworks on Independence Day. Bliss!

For the next few days I’m going to draw a deep breath or two and enjoy the advent of summer. Eventually I’ll make a list of all those things I didn’t get around to during the busy winter months, and maybe, during those long, blissful summer days, I’ll actually get around to doing them. Maybe. But I wouldn’t count on it. 🙂