There were the weekends spent with the D-Man and Kody by the fire pit listening to music, a nice San Diego trip Memorial Day weekend and our trek to Wisconsin. Although we didn’t take another major vacation, we spent a long weekend in northern California with our good friends, enjoying chill time and wine tasting. I checked out Kool and the Gang and the Village People and had an amazing dinner at The Backyard at the Hollywood Bowl. I spent a Thursday night listening to some local music in Loma Alta Park in Altadena. I went to an actual movie theatre for the first time in over a year to see “Barbie,” and enjoyed some BBQs and dinners with family and friends. Labor Day weekend the D-Man and I had dinner and drinks at the Rooftop Lounge at the La Casa Del Camino in Laguna Beach. I finished the long weekend with a wonderful day in Del Mar, just enjoying the sand and the surf, after having lunch at The Poseidon restaurant.
Then there was the tropical storm that hit southern California. I was lucky to not be in a flood area, so it turned into a Sunday with all the windows open, listening to the rain and enjoying some cool weather in what is usually a scorching month.
This is also the summer I discovered, after a bit of a struggle, that I want to do more writing. I read a Judy Blume book on a work trip to Seattle called “Sumer Sisters”, that I loved, and it got me thinking about writing fiction. As a pre-teen and teenager, I spent hours writing novels and stories. Once I got involved in music, with limited time, I stopped. It feels like this might be the time in my life to give it another shot. I am not sure where it is going to go, but I am beginning to remember how much I enjoyed it.
Isn’t that what summer is for? Time to enjoy yourself and make memories with the people you care about.
Come to think of it, isn’t that winter, fall and spring are for too?