Sunday, August 29, 2010

Top 10 Things I Will Miss About This Summer

Was going to do a Top 10 Things I Won't Miss About This Summer list, but am working on venting less and being grateful more. Working. Heard recently that venting really isn't good for you or whomever you vent to. I'm struggling with that one, because nobody loves a good vent more than I do, and I'm quite happy listening/reading a good one, too. Anywho, something to think about...

10.  Windows open day and night

9. Long hours of daylight

8.  Meeting Above and Beyond at the school playground with her ice chest full of popsicles

7. The Magic Bench

6. Walking in the warm and dry mornings with Kathleen

5. Walking a second time in the evening with my friend, Nancy, and Flicka

4. Joey and Iris at the snow cone stand

3. The wading pool where Rojo first swam and continued to swim throughout the summer

2. Watching Rojo swing in Nancy's backyard, singing church songs, while Nancy's husband brings me a beer and/or a Margarita, and/or snacks

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Elizabeth said...

I love your list, but I'm feeling a little nervous about the no-venting advice. Really? I always say that I need a coping vice, since I don't drink, do drugs or any of that stuff. Perhaps venting is my coping vice? And for the record, I don't think of you as a venter, anyway. Your blog, at least, positively radiates.

Drama Mama said...

I like the thought of you sipping a Margarita while Rojo swings.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs a good vent now and then.

But I love your list. At the end of each day, I make myself list 5 good things that happened (super cheesy, I know, but it helps me fall asleep).

Deb Shucka said...

I think you should listen to Elizabeth. :-)

Love this list. It reminds me that I've been missing your lists. It's a gift, you know, your ability to paint vivid pictures with lists of ten.

kario said...

What a lovely list. It reminded me of some of the things I love the most about summertime - thanks!

I hope that your autumn holds some lovely things as well.

Amber said...

BS! People need to vent. We just need to be willing to let it Goooooo, after we vent, and not keep running after it. Vent. Let it go. Vent. Let go.

Mary Sunshine Miss Flowers Growing Out My Ass people get sick. Fact. Anger may not be part of being perfect, but it is part of being perfectly human. ;)

And Elizabeth is right about your blog being a positive place. As are you.

oxoxoxoxoxo :)

Ask Me Anything said...

Bachelor Pad?? Even for you, that's questionable TV. And you know how I love TV.

Lola said...

please summmer, don't go away..but then i so love fall....can i have both?!
btw isn't that part of the girlfriend pack!?!? you vent, i listen. i vent, you listen:)

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Ah...the Magic Bench. I'll miss it too.

P.S. I agree with Elizabeth completely!

jess said...

don't panic. bachelor pad ain't over yet.

Wanda said...


No venting is TFBS. Balance is important. Venting AND gratitude. We need both. Venting is absolutely important for the venter and sometimes also for the audience. And sometimes it is important to vent so we can see all the things we are grateful for.

I have known people who do nothing but gratitude and the glass may be half full, but it is still only by half.