Before . . .
After . . .
And for all of you in those parts of the country that have had record high temperatures this summer. . .
I realize that you are ready for a break.
I understand that you want fall.
You are looking for changing leaves and cooler temperatures.
My heart and thoughts have gone out to you over the last few months as you have suffered.
But allow me a moment of selfishness.
In my part of the world - the Pacific Northwest. . .
we got a late start to summer.
A very late start.
It feels like summer has really only just began.
And I, for one, am not ready for the changing of the seasons quite yet.
I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that as of Thursday - it will be September.
It is time for schools supplies and shorter days and the return of crazy schedules.
I'm not ready.
I still want to think about beach trips and lazy afternoons in my hammock (not that I have got to do that as much as I would like . . .but you know what I mean.)
I promise - I will get on board before too long.
But allow me to enjoy the long days of summer just a bit longer please.
Thank you for indulging me . . .