Summertime and the Living is Easy

School’s out for summer!

Sing it Alice, sing it.

Just in case you’re wondering, that’s not me on the last day of school.  That’s Alice Cooper, but even I admit the resemblance is uncanny.

Today I woke up and literally jumped for joy.  My beloved husband said, “Does this mean you’re going to be in a good mood every day this summer?” 

“Yes, Yes it does.”

(looking towards the heavens)  “Thank you Jesus.”

My moods have been less than good lately.  And summertime is just what the doctor ordered.   I enjoy my job.  I enjoy my students.  I also enjoy my time off. 
Plans for my summer consist of a whole lot of nothing.  My dad used to say in reference to his retired life, “Everyday’s a Saturday.”  Agreed, that is what my summer should be.  I’m not a vacationer.  I don’t care to travel.  I hate to fly, and that big old world out there holds no intrigue for me.  I’m a homebody, happy to sit in the yard and listen to the chickens cluck.  They’re beginning to cluck now.  They no longer peep.  Their sounds are lovely, lovely to my ears.

During Summer two thousand eleven:

I’m going to work on my writing and my figure.
I’m going to start and complete household projects.
I’m going to cook supper at least four times a week.
I’m going to spend time with my niece.
I’m going to buy a pool.
I’m going to pray and draw closer to God.
I’m going to relish each day.

I leave you with a favorite quote of mine. I’ve posted it before but it’s double post worthy.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water or watching the clouds float across the sky is by no means a waste of time.” Unknown

Happy summer friends.


  1. RB says:

    Hope your summer is all you want it to be. I know one thing it will be quite except for the trains and they are company sometime. Going to the Groom graduation. Am sad but happy. Time flies.


  2. Lenore Diane says:

    Happy Summer, Angel. I hope you’ll continue to blog. Yes, yes, that was number one… work on your writing. Or was that just figuratively speaking? (Hee, hee)

    Here’s to a season of idleness, giving us all a chance to really enjoy our surroundings.


  3. Mama says:

    What a wonderful daughter I have with such enthusiasm and insight! I hope ALL your dreams come true! I love you soooooo much!



  4. Donna H says:

    Welcome to summertime and “vacation”!! I couldn’t agree more about staying home and enjoying the surroundings! I do hope you have the opportunity to do all you wish … Some of those you can double up on, like getting a pool and spending time with Ashy! What could be better fun for both of you! We have an in-ground pool and it is a lot of work, but we do enjoy it especially when all the grand kids and great grand babies come … they’ll be here this weekend (if it doesn’t rain 😦 and spoil the fun)! I love your quote! I’m going to copy it down and put it on my fridge in big print as permission to rest when my body says it’s time! Thanks for a great post and wishing you all a great summer! Until next time … Donna H.


  5. Jolea says:

    How are you going to spend time with Ash when she says she’s spending the whole summer with me….I guess you’ll have to come to New Mexico to do that….:) I think John is going to pick her up next Sunday or Monday on his way back from Dallas. Have a great summer, my kids are already grounded….:(


  6. mairzeebp says:

    I love your posts. You have a way of making the reader feel like they are there, with you. I don’t always comment but, I always read. I look forward to them as a matter of fact! Enjoy your summer. Make it exactly what you want it to be :).


    1. Angel says:

      Thanks for the comment. I appreciate you always reading.


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