Monday, August 23, 2010


This picture was taken at the London's Children Museum. Nolan cannot walk and yet he climbed on everything. He would have played this piano all day if we let him.
It has been a long, long, long summer. I do not like summer. It has been a hot humid summer and even our rainy 'days' were more like rainy hours which dried almost immediately due to said heat and humidity. I suck at sucking it up during the summer. I learned to thrive through sleep deprivation, but humidity is a whole other story and one I still have yet to conquer. We haven't made it to the park even once. We haven't hit our local splash pads either. Our hydro bill is monstrous due to the use of the a/c. We did a few trips to the zoo but not nearly as many as I had planned. Summer just sucks at our house. This is about the time when people start to bemoan the end of the summer season, but I will admit to doing a happy dance each day the sun is out a little less. I have failed and faced old demons on a continual basis this past three months, oh how I am ready for the fall. The freshness of cool breezes and the changing of the leaves. Waking up and going to bed in the dark. Return to routines and busyness. Oh fall, could I quicken your return I would.


Deanna said...

This post speaks straight to my heart. I have already started homeschooling in hopes that it will quicken the fall.

Amanda Franks said...

Ah Deanna, you're a girl after my own heart! I did my once a month cooking again this month too, even though many days may still be too hot for heavy casseroles. Oh well, we'll eat them in air conditioning!