Wednesday, June 30, 2010
My approach to summer has shifted in the last week. A week ago I felt a little beaten down by summer's heat. I felt overwhelmed and panicked and just plain defeated. But this week I have rallied. I have decided to take a warrior's approach to summer.
I think one the biggest reasons why summer is so hard is that it takes my energy and replaces it with that yucky, groggy feeling. I need a snap of cold air to get me going again...but that cold air is often hard to come by. So not only do I feel uncomfortable and sweaty, but I feel like I can't get anything done. And for this stay-at-home-mom, who has found a careful balance of how to do this job without feeling lonely and bored, getting something done each day is my ticket to success. It's what makes this gig work out so well.
So, I've been getting up early again. I've been getting things done. I've made bread and brownies. I've cleaned house. I've done laundry and have been scrapbooking up a storm. So, I guess I'm saying, I've been doing the things I usually do, but in 90 degree heat.
And it makes me feel downright victorious.
Watch out, Summer. This battle is ON.