Friday, June 6, 2014

Secret Subject Swap: My Perfect Summer Day

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.




Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                          Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                          Spatulas on Parade
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/                      Stacy Sews and Schools
http://dinoheromommy.com/                                    Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                      Juicebox Confession
http://morethancheeseandbeer.blogspot.com           More Than Cheese and Beer
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                          Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                     Someone Else’s Genius
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                        Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
http://www.crumpetsandbollocks.com                    Crumpets and Bullocks
http://fbxadventures.blogspot.com                      FBX Adventures (In Parenting)
http://elleroywashere.com                                  elleroy was here
http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com                  Climaxed
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com                The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com               Evil Joy Speaks

My subject is “Summer has arrived. Finally. What is your perfect summer day?  How are you going to make it happen?”.  It was submitted by Evil Joy Speaks.  Here goes:


What is my perfect summer day?  I've had so many.

When I was in high school, my perfect summer day was sleeping in just a little bit.  Then getting up and showering, putting my hair in pigtails, getting dressed and calling my boyfriend.  He'd come pick me up and we would swing by the gas station for Gatorade and bait, then head to our favorite fishing spot.  We'd fish for hours, sometimes talking about whatever came up, sometimes sitting in silence, or I'd occasionally bring a book.  If the fishing was good we'd stay in one place, if not we'd move after a few hours.  Eventually we'd get to a point where we'd had enough and we would head home.  I'd be dropped off that the door with a kiss and plans to meet up after we'd showered and changed to go to dinner.  Then we would go out for dinner and rent a movie.  At some point, when the sun would go down and the air would cool I would get just a little bit cold and then I would want warm chocolate.  Then we would sneak off to Krispy Kreme in the middle of the night for a hot chocolate with a shot of Krispy Kreme flavoring.  So delicious.

Sometimes, we would just get in the car and drive.  We'd have our fishing poles in the trunk, debit cards in our wallets and we'd hit the road to see what we could see and we'd end up going on a day trip somewhere and having a great time seeing things.

As I got older, a perfect summer day became a beautiful Saturday.  Getting up and having a cup of coffee, dressing and maybe going to the farmers market and finding some good deals and fresh veggies, maybe buying a bouquet to be brought home.  Maybe I would meet a friend for a light lunch at a fun little restaurant downtown.  Then I'd come home and garden, or spend the day out on the lawn writing.  It would end with a delicious grilled dinner...kabobs, maybe some rice pilaf, and a nice glass of wine.

The definition of a perfect summer day has changed over the years.  I think at this point in my life my perfect summer day is a beautiful day that is sunny and warm with a slight breeze and the smell of cut grass and hot grills and flowers.  It's not having to do anything but what I want to do.  It's cold, delicious drinks and ice cream treats.  It is flip flops and pedicures and toe rings.  It's kicking off the flip flops and walking barefoot.  It's the taste of fresh in locally grown fruits and vegetables.

I don't know how I'm going to make it happen, but I'm just going to enjoy the sun when I can and move where the spirit moves me and make the most of it when I can.  At the end of the day, that's really all any of us can do.

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great summer plan to me...I think as Dino grows, what I enjoy most about summer changes...even though I HATE the heat. I love seeing what a great time he always has.

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    1. That's one of the best parts! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I smiled through this whole post. It brought back such great memories of my own favorite summer days and how they've changed through the years. Heading out to my deck right now to stick my face in that glorious spirit warming sun!

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  3. We are too much alike sometimes. It's so crazy that we met each other by chance.

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  4. Recently, my summer days have consisted of baseball, baseball... and more baseball. Your ideas sound lovely!

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  5. Love your perfect summer days!! I have been living some perfect summer days recently!!

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  6. I cannot wait for the first bonfire of the year, getting lost in laid back fun and good company.

    What great memories, here's hoping you make many more this summer :-)

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  7. Well, summer is here! Go for the pedi, the flip flops and the ice cream - enjoy and blog about it :-)
    PS: what ever happened about that nice boyfriend?

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    1. He ended up being not such a nice boyfriend. We had some really good times, we made really good memories as teenagers just trying to have fun, but he didn't turn out to be such a good man...at least not in my opinion. I wrote about him again here... http://www.morethancheeseandbeer.com/2014/02/sunday-confessions-dear-x-love_15.html

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    2. Thank you for sharing. Glad you finally got closure.
      Love the comparison to book!
      You know the joke about the woman browsing in the self help aisle asking the sales person where she could find the book "the perfect man"?
      Answer: "In the fiction department!"

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  8. Love it. I'm the same. Perfect days take on different meanings as my life progresses. I hope you have lots of perfect days this Summer.

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  9. I agree, the perfect summer day has changed for me too. I enjoy the peace that comes with a summer night, a hint of summer smells in the air.....

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  10. I love the fishing story. My kids want to go fishing and I'm still trying to figure out how the pole works...

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