Suddenly it’s Monday and I don’t have a clue what I should write about for my SOL. This is my first “block” since I joined SOL this past March. As I desperately searched my mind for inspiration I thought of a “device” I’ve used with my students to stimulate ideas. I hope I don’t sound too much like a grouchy old geezer!
What I Won’t Miss About Summer
Mosquitos…I felt like a mosquito magnet all summer
Lawn Services…I detest the noise from leaf blowers,
especially in the am whole trying to sleep
Humidity…because it makes me feel ill and groggy
Crowded beaches…I can now have some quiet time at the beach
Heat…I cannot take walks because I become overheated easily
Intense Sun…because I am on medications that increase sensitivity
Crickets…there’s always at least one chirping in the house
Bees…who always show up for outdoor dining
Outdoor plants…that always seem to need watering
Pool maintenance…this one’s for my husband who hates the job but does it diligently so I can use the pool for exercise
Scummy ponds…the algae has overtaken our pretty pond in our local park as it does every year at this time
Mosquitos…they are the bane of my summer!
I know that I am in the definite minority…most people love summer. But I can’t wait for cooler breezes, autumn leaves, pumpkins and squash, soup simmering on the stove and…you get the picture. I’m definitely a fall/winter person!
What won’t you miss about summer?