I don’t know what you did this summer

It just occurred to me that it’s summer. Since I like to vacation in off seasons and don’t have kids, nothing really distinguishes the summer months for me. Are you having any summer fun? I haven’t been to any parties or a pool or anything. I hope you have! What else is going on with everyone?

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9 Responses to I don’t know what you did this summer

  1. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I don’t know anyone with a pool, so I haven’t been swimming in a super long time. But I have been wanting to swim. So I guess I need to buy a bathing suit and become friends with someone who has a pool. Otherwise, I’ll have to plan a vacation to a hotel with a pool.

  2. hotspur says:

    Similarly, I only realized it was summer about a week ago. Weird. And as to that, the annual 4th of July camping trip happened, this year on July 13-15. We had a great site overlooking the ocean in Santa Barbara, but it was foggy almost the whole time, so the ocean was mainly a sound and foam rolling out of a gray mist. Dramatic and eerie, it felt like a very cool horror movie from the 1979-1982 era, or perhaps a Stephen King classic. Somehow I got a sunburn through it. I feel like if I can’t see the sun, the sun should not be able to see me? On the delightful side, there were a lot of bunnies. One day I saw four, the next day I saw two, and the last day I saw fifteen. You can’t do that in winter! (Assuming bunnies hibernate.)

  3. Tracey says:

    Now that my boss is on vacation and I have a moment to breathe and do my work without constant meetings and new projects, I’ve realized that I need to re-group because I have been very grumbly/on edge/over worked for the last 6 weeks.

    Does anyone have tips on how to reset or kind of get more centered? What do you guys do for self-care?

    • hotspur says:

      Assuming time and cash are not infinite, I find just taking even a half-day off work is a decent reset. I feel like I’m back in high school, playing hooky because I’m awesome. Maybe use the time to do something unusual and slightly physical, like walk around a park and get a coffee and read a book in a place with a view. Rent a canoe? Anything abnormal and chill that lasts, say, two hours; that helps me, anyway.

    • nastyemu says:

      A get a 90 minute massage every other month, and then make sure I don’t have anything else to do the rest of the day unless it’s something I really want to do. They’re not for everyone but it’s something I still look forward to and having it scheduled means that when I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed I usually have a massage to look forward to in the near future. I used to do yoga pretty regularly, but it’s been a while. It helped though, I should probably do that again.

      • hotspur says:

        Ohhh a massage is a good idea. My back went focacta 10-12 years ago and a doctor PRESCRIBED a one-hour massage once a week for 2-3 months. I don’t think I have ever felt more at one with the universe than I felt then.

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