Yes, I see the irony!
I’ve been blogging for weeks about the ravages of Alzheimer’s, and here I am talking about making memories! This week I am changing gears. For this week’s blog I am getting away from the dramas of Alzheimer’s, and focusing on summer.
What do you do, to “Make it a Summer to Remember“?
I didn’t even know I was doing it, but I’m having a Summer to Remember. I sat down and put together a few ingredients that helped make for the greatest summer. It may not be the list for everyone, but here’s what has swept me into a brilliant Summer Spirit:
- Act Like a Kid Again. What fun it is to be a goofball. When you stop being so damn serious and let loose, it can be just what summer is about. I’m lucky because I’d have a great goof group to play with.
- Help the Garden Grow. I think my garden is on steroids or something. Already harvested my first zucchini, and plucked enough squash blossoms to make a batch of squash blossom fritters. Next up: shishito peppers.
- Eat Watermelon. Or play with it. Either way, you can’t lose.
- DO NOTHING. Maybe this won’t exactly be memorable, but there isn’t a better way to make the summer last longer. A friend had to actually point this out to me: “do nothing, and the vacation lasts longer.” So, listen to the water sounds, or bird songs. Contemplate the bug on your ankle. Feel the breezes. Meditate.
- Summer Camp Fake Out. I noticed everywhere we went, there were summer camps going on. One thing’s for sure – I appreciate these places much more today, than I did as a kid. In case you missed our Facebook Post, it describes one stop: Unbelievable Story.
- Get in the Water. No explanation needed:
There you have it.
What fun compiling these photos! Sharing the summer with friends and family is a key ingredient too. Maybe I should’ve added that to the list? Or maybe, “Review Your Summer Photos,” I bet it’ll put a smile on your face.
Now go make your summer unforgettable, and thanks for following!