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Your summer 2010 - how was it?

  1. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    Now that its almost over, I realize I didn't do any of those great summer things I used to do - didn't swim in an over-chlorinated pool with a bunch of kids pretending to be sharks

    didn't sit out on the side of a hill at sunset about 9:30 pm listening to the traffic on the distant freeway

    didn't chase the ice cream truck

    didn't run through a sprinkler

    and what about you?  did you do the things you used to do?  I need to hear that summer is still like that for many people.  So please share your summer a little with me.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Was it summer?
      I didn't notice LOL..I'm never off this computer these days.

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, that's the way it is around here - I have to be inside a lot anyway, but don't HAVE to be in front of the computer. Can't seem to tear myself away.

        But I have to go up to get the mail and then I notice how spectacular it is in summer!  Got a new birdfeeder too, and there are so many birds getting fat at it. Lovely.

  2. lady_love158 profile image60
    lady_love158posted 7 years ago

    I didn't run naked in the rain this year but maybe that's because I made sure I stayed sobre! hehe

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      don't do alot of the stuff I used to when I wasn't sober!  can't say that's a BAD thing though - I don't miss that hangovers on Sundays!  that's for sure!

  3. Beth100 profile image76
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    This summer, I didn't have to:

    1. cope with potty training
    2. scramble and pack for a daily picnic (it's all prepacked now)
    3. wear warm clothing since the weather has been hot and wonderful
    4. survive a June snowstorm.  Think this is the first in 10 years.
    5. avoid hiking because of poison ivy
    6. entertain people who didn't want to be present
    7. contend with disagreeable people

    This summer, I did:

    1.  enjoy the outdoors more
    2.  took it easy for the weekends
    3.  spent one on one time with each child
    4.  went to the movies and watched shows rated 14+  smile
    5.  went kayaking
    6.  went swimming in the lake
    7.  help others
    8.  coach soccer
    9.  coach more soccer
    10. coach my kids how to play soccer
    11. met with my girlfriends and hung out to all hours of the morning smile
    12. tried something new each week that I had not tried before

    Thanks Mega!  Hope you have enjoyed your summer so far.  smile

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes!  I remember those delightful days - teaching my kids how to ride bikes and how to avoid poison oak and bees and yellow jackets.   We lived 2 blocks away from a marvelous beach and so I used to spend hours and hours in the sand and in the water.

      This summer was very cool and foggy - it looks like we're going to have a few 90 degree days now without fog and I'm looking forward to that.  The blackberries will get ripe, but I don't plan to pick them, since there is poison oak lurking there and last year I had the worst case of it for 2 weeks.

      In a couple weeks I will have been on HubPages for a whole year!  that's exciting!  so I'm looking back at the way I used to write and laughing a bit.  I think it's improved, but I've lost a little of my spontaneity - would like to regain that.

      I heard some fabulous bluegrass music a week ago and I'm writing about it - making a video to share.

      It was a good summer - looking forward to fall.

  4. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    We all had summers, didn't we?  Well, maybe not really - since it was pretty cool here and more like spring.

  5. liljen23 profile image75
    liljen23posted 7 years ago

    My summer has been rough and now suffering from a bad breakup.. Other than that looking forward to next year..

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yeh, it'll be a better next year - one day at a time, right?  sorry to hear about your break-up and summer is an awful time for that

      1. liljen23 profile image75
        liljen23posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks M.. It feels worse because I was hoping to have a great b-day on the 22nd and now I don't know about that.. I feel so sad..

  6. camlo profile image90
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Well, working on a ship that does round trips for tourists, I've mostly been working - maybe one day off a week if I'm lucky.
    I'm sick of it now.

  7. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    so, then you probably like winter better if you're working with tourists all summer!

    1. camlo profile image90
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I hate the cold - but somehow I'm looking forward to it this year ...
      Actually, I should get quite a lot of time off during autumn, then I have to go to school from January to April ... then it starts all over again with the tourists.

  8. alternate poet profile image66
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    Sorry to gloat, but still in the middle of a long hot summer here, eating at pavement restaurants, swimming in the river, chasing each other round naked and all big_smile big_smile

    Still 3 weeks of holiday left who-wooo   Second childhood is fantastic !!

  9. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    another good reason for me to feel so fortunate - no tourists for me!  also winter is quite mild and I like the rain!

    1. camlo profile image90
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I love rain - and we've had a lot of it this summer.

  10. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Summer is still in full flow over here in Austin, we wont be seeing cool temperatures for another 2 or 3 months!

    Earnings wise though, this year has been a little disappointing, even here at Hubpages sad

  11. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    Ugh.  Summer.  I can't remember how to enjoy summer!  I always want to go somewhere or do something, but it doesn't happen.  No money.  School or work.  (this summer school, last summer work) Kids at their dads or spending time with other family members.  Bad weather when I have time or money.  Kids sleeping all day, and staying up all night. 

    Soon, in two years, my youngest will be a high school graduate and I'll need to find some other reason to do what it is I want to do during the summer.  Since my plans don't seem to mesh with those of my kids. hmm