Summer is here! Yay!!! My favorite times of year. We get to slow down, relax (a little), visit with friends, go on adventures and sleep in!!! What better way to spend the day….than at the beach or the pool with your kids…..I mean Kindle! I really love this thing!!! It’s funny because I thought I would still prefer my books, that I am rather attached to…but guess what, I don’t! No, I am not parting with my Patterson or Grisham books….but there are others I can live without! I love having it with me so I can access books anywhere, and use my time wisely. You know how big I am on time management….lol! Seriously, it’s come in handy in waiting rooms, car pool lines, traffic, and more. AND did you know it has games too?!? Very cool! But, now my KIDS want my KINDLE…….ummm, NO! I am not parting with mine…this is MY toy. You have your wii, xbox, nintendo ds, ipad, and leapsters!!! Oops, I’ve lost track of why I was writing….that’s what happens to me in July! I am out to lunch……on vacation…reading….and loving life!
July is the only true vacation month for us. School ending in June, and starting again in August, we treasure the month as our free month, to do nothing! And, look forward to it every year. We spend the other 2 months vacationing, visiting family and friends, doing school summer homework, going to camp, and running around…sometimes like crazy people! Hectic but fun too:)
July, however, is peaceful for my kids, calm, no commitments, no sports, no running, very lazy and carefree! It’s about taking time to be a kid, enjoying time off, relaxing, spending the day at the pool, reading, recharging, and getting ready to start the year all over again…..next month!
Of course the weather, being in the 90’s and close to 100 degrees makes it easy to just chill….and take it easy. I am not complaining…..life is good! The kids are having a blast and I am right behind them with the sunscreen…making sure nobody ends up red as a lobster and in pain. I am however wishing I was living at the beach again where it is not always so hot for some reason….and more relaxing, calming and beautiful to me. I love the beach, the sound of the ocean, a book in my hand, it is my all time favorite place to be….winter, spring, summer, fall….doesn’t matter. I am home….only now it’s with my kindle in tow!
Hope you are having a wonderful summer, sleeping in, visiting family& friends, and enjoying some down time…with a few books!!!
I can’t resist a good read,
What do you do for the summer? How do you spend your down time? What do you do to recharge? Are the kids able to unplug and relax? Do you have a kindle? Do you love it? What are you reading? Have any reading suggestions for me?