Here in Wisconsin, as we approach Memorial Day, one thing is clear: warmer days are just around the bend. We're like a bunch of school kids unable to focus as our teacher tries to get one last lesson in before the end of the year. We really don't care. We would rather be outside playing.

Much of my focus is on what to do with my summer, those idyllic three months between May and September. It feels like anything is possible. I could paint those abstract landscapes I've been day dreaming about. I could write that book about Fun with Fitness After 50 that's been on my mind. I could help my husband create that rock garden he has been musing about for some time now. And so much more...I feel like a kid on the eve of summer. So much possibility is in the air at this time of year. I wish I could bottle it!

Most of all, I want to savor this moment. Really take it in. There is a special kind of magic here. I don't want to miss a moment.

What are your summer plans?

What projects are you hoping to get off the ground?

What is your favorite way to enjoy your 'summer vacation'?

I'd love to know!

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Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on May 25, 2011 at 8:31am

Great post, Suzanne. Your post makes me slightly wistful because as the Northern hemisphere slides into summer, the Southern hemisphere moves towards winter.  It's my first Australian winter, so it feels very odd to be wearing woolen coats and turning on the heat in May, knowing it will just get colder in June and July.

Just an example of how travel can really turn your world view upside-down!

Great image for illustrating your blog post. It captures the sense of freedom and possibility that accompanies the summertime.


Comment by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on May 25, 2011 at 2:19pm

I have a good friend who lived in Sydney for the last three years so I am aware of you're "opposite" world view. I actually thought about this as I posted the blog. Where did you live before Australia? If your mom is in Florida, I'm guessing you were in the USA?

I hope your first summer winter isn't too hard on you! Hopefully it doesn't get too cold!

; >

Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on May 25, 2011 at 2:42pm

Hi Suzanne, I was born in California but grew up most of my life in Florida.  Since 2004 though I've been traveling a lot, because I had some European friends so I lived in England, France and Wales for awhile. Now I'm in Aus with my Aussie husband, but we both love to travel so who knows where we'll end up! 

"Summer winter" - I like that.  Send some of that sunshine my way if you can! :)

Looking forward to your next blog post.

Comment by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on May 25, 2011 at 3:04pm
Will do! Just call me Suzie Sunshine!


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