YESTERDAY, I WAS DRIVING TO AN APPOINTMENT
looking forward to a meeting
wearing my favourite summer dress and sandals
and tapping my fingers on the steering wheel to some exceptional tunes playing on the radio
when the radio announcers interrupted with the following dialogue:
“Can you believe it’s August 5th already! Summer is almost over! I love you summer…don’t go summer, it’s too soon,” said the one in his most whiny voice.
[The Sound of Laughter] “Pack up your lawn chairs buddy…haul out the snow shovels…it’s done! Summer is over,” said the other, tormenting the first and ME!
“I hate you, I hate you,” said the first. “Summer, I love you, pleeeeaaaaaseeeee don’t go,” he pleaded again.
B A M ! !
There it was – the dreaded message of DOOM!
All summer, I’ve been working hard to enjoy every moment – IN THE MOMENT – that I possibly could, putting to the back of my mind any anxieties I had about my favourite season ending.
But in one felt swoop, the realization that summer would not last forever hit me like a ton of snow slipping from the roof of a barn!
I HATE YOU TOO SECOND ANNOUNCER GUY!
Realistically, I know we still have some sweet hot weather ahead. I know I was over reacting when these radio personalities messed with my equilibrium.
But I also know that summer doesn’t last long here in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Not in comparison to the summers most of my online community experiences south of the border, or even in the eastern provinces of Canada where Indian Summer continues to bless them with warmth and sunshine into September and October.
But you won’t be getting the best of me Second Radio Announcer Guy – No way, Jose!
I aim to wring out every juicy drop of summer I can, for as long as I can!
In your face!
~ HUMP DAY CHRONICLES ~
What’s your favourite season? How do you maintain your equilibrium during times of stress?
*no actual radio personalities were harmed during the writer’s experience of, or writing of this post…not yet, anyway…