The First Days of Summer

From the journal of the S.O.B.:

As we head into the last week of June, we also embrace the first day of summer. And it sure has come in with a bang. Snow in the mountains, floods in the plains, fire in the west, and heat in the South. So how are you planning on spending the next couple of months?

With kids on different school schedules, telecommuting part of our lives, and travel itineraries disrupted because of world events, most of us need to be ready to change at a moment’s notice. Some of you have kids still living at home (even the adult ones), others have grand kids you want to come for part of the summer. Yet others just want to relax.

Whatever your choice, it’s important to relax, read a great book and investigate a new “something.” I was looking out my window to the beautiful bay by my building and watching all the boats going by, some of them docking at a restaurant my family and I frequented when we went out on our boat.

I got to thinking. Water, boating, swimming, water skiing was such a part of my life for so many years and I haven’t done it at all since my husband passed away and I had radiation and chemo. I have substituted by going to concerts, plays, lunches with friends, and learning new things on the computer. It’s a whole new life and one I have adapted to pretty well.

I want to encourage you all not to pine for the past, but to get excited about the future. I am looking forward to my belated birthday trip to Greece (courtesy of my son), my new life (eventually) in California and a new business I’m starting with another octogenarian (to be announced shortly).  What’s on your agenda?

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