NOT Fun in the Summertime

June 5, 2010

I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I last posted here.  Facebook has been satisfying my need to share some of life’s tidbits, and affords me the opportunity to do so with very little effort, which is something that appeals to me more and more these days.  Besides chronic pain, the extreme heat has sapped me of whatever little bit of energy I might have left over when I get home from work.  Temperatures have been holding steady at around 88 degrees for several days now, and I’m not liking it one bit.  It’s much too early for this kind of heat.  Actually, as far as I’m concerned, there’s never a good time for this kind of heat.  I have a feeling it’s going to be a looooooong summer.

Speaking of summer, this will be my first without having at least one of my daughters around (since Rebecca was born in 1986).  Leigh is spending the next couple of months with Becca, and will be waitressing at Matt’s restaurant.  (Matt is Rebecca’s boyfriend, and proprietor of an Outback.)   At the end of August, she’ll be heading to SUNY Binghamton to complete her Bachelor’s Degree.  She just graduated from SUNY Delhi with an Associate’s Degree in their Veterinary Tech program, and earned a 4.0, which is especially noteworthy considering that she had an extra heavy course load (19 credits).  I’m so proud of her, and of Rebecca, as well, who earned her Bachelor’s Degree a few months ago, and is taking some time off before going on for her Master’s.

There’s not much else of interest to report… I applied to work summer school and am pretty certain I’ll be assigned to the position.  Once again, there won’t be any vacation for me.  I’m deeply disappointed about that.  I so look forward to getting away, but haven’t been able to afford to do that for the last couple of years.  The drudgery of life is really wearing thin… Oh well.  I guess I’ll be spending much of the summer in my favorite spot at home – on the front porch.

Song of the Day:  Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly and the Family Stone

12 Responses to “NOT Fun in the Summertime”

  1. mercystreet said

    The porch looks so inviting.
    I wish I could go on a vacation too but haven’t been for about 3 or 4 years. Evil money.

  2. Jim said

    3 cheers for superior academic performance and best wishes for her at Binghamton. It really is a first rate school. We visited our niece on campus back in the fall and were amazed at how many new buildings have gone up on campus since we left that area back in ’95.

  3. Sharon said

    Wow! I just love your porch. I’m envious. 🙂

  4. Bex said

    I just love your porch too. It’s very pretty, especially with that red floor. A great choice. We are having heat/humidity too, and lost our water today to boot, but it’s just back now. Brown water comes out! Both A/C units are going here. I can’t deal with the heat either.

  5. Alvin said

    I love the look of your porch and what I can see of your street. It looks so much like the place I wished to grow up in when I was a kid. Take easy Steph and don’t let the heat get to you. And Facebook is great but I love your journal more.

  6. Michael said

    You make me want to do something with my porch to make it more comfortable and cozy. Yours looks just about perfect.

  7. Joan said

    I heard it’s going to be cooler this week in PA, so keep your fingers crossed for your town too! I agree with everyone else, your porch is lovely!

  8. For some reason, my logged in name has changed to my WordPress name…but it’s still Terri T.
    As I said on FB, your porch should be the cover of a decorating magazine…it’s just so gorgeous…
    Hope you do get some free time to enjoy the summer and not work alllllll the time.

  9. Stefani said

    Sort of looks like the porch on the house I lived in before this one – big wide front porch with the entrance in the middle. We just had a crummy peeling gray paint floor though – it was a rental.

    Yours looks so inviting & relaxing – nice job! Hope you get to enjoy it lots.

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    Hey, I’m just wondering if you’ve ever heard of this. One of the people I read is saying the stuff is wonderful… I’m more curious about using it as a topical rub because I’m feeling the carpal tunnel pain. Do you have any experience with it?

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