Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Releasing my Fear of August!

Okay; I'll admit it.

I'm afraid of August.

Why?  Well, it means that my "summer of love" (self-love, that is) is coming to an end.  

In 3-4 short weeks, my beloved students will be back, and there goes my freedom and lack of responsibility.  

It also means that I have to stop skiving around and get my summer projects finished.  I can let a lot of them go.  (I STILL haven't stained my side deck -- and I've been in the house for 5 years!)  But there are some projects that I've committed to so I must finish them.  (The only way I can ensure I'll get a project done in the summer is to tell someone else that I'll do it.)  

So, I'm a busy beaver these days trying to cram in fun, enjoyment, embarassing the one child living at home with me this summer AND getting my projects finished.
Oh August!
Why must you come so soon?

But wait; let's be positive here.  There are so many wonderful things about August in Nova Scotia.  Let's focus on them.

  1. Fresh corn
  2. Bountiful blueberries
  3. Local veggies for delicious hodge-podge
  4. My littlest girl's birthday (She'll be 20 on the 24th)
  5. Pirate Days in Mahone Bay - Another opportunity to dress up and go out and dance
  6. Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
And yes, the late month return of my international students -- and the mess and busyness and different foods and all the extras like planning of weekend get-aways before the snow flies.

What about you.  What do you love (or hate) about August?


Sweet Tea said...

We had similar posts today. - it's our great minds thinking alike!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hate that summer is almost over but seriously I can't take the heat we've had this year. I do love that fresh fruit and vegetables are becoming available now.

Pamela Gordon said...

I like August for blueberries and corn on the cob and fresh veggies at market stands. I dislike it for the shorter days and cooler evenings. I love summer and sunshine and heat. Enjoy the month! Summer is flying by.

Diana said...

Mmmm... Don't like August, never did. It's too hot and I like Fall!!
Love Di ♥

Maery Rose said...

I have deck staining to do too. My excuse so far is that it's been too humid for staining. I am looking forward to the state fair though that starts later this month.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have always felt that once the 4th of July is over, the summer flies by so fast. I hate to see the summer end and cram the month of August with outings and vacations. When September comes though, I welcome the time to wind down.


August and early September are birthday months at our house. CRAZINESS ensues. I personally can't wait for October. Sounds like you have alot going on too in the next month. ENJOY.

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