Monday, September 12, 2011
Extending The Summer
My husband and I have taken the reigns on this whole 'summer skipped us here' in the Northwest thing and we have decided to go back to Palm Springs. After his trip out to San Antonio and how very close he got to finding a job out there, we are not ready to settle into the grey mist that is already parked over our house as I write this. So we are leaving at the end of the week and we won't be back until early October.
I will be taking the tomatoes that did not ripen and laying them on the dashboard in my car window on the way down to Southern California, giving them one last chance to become what they were meant to be. (They are oh, so close.) Yesterday we picked up a couple of cruiser bikes that we will be taking with us, including one that is a wee bit smaller that fits my 5'4" frame just right. I am so excited. We decided these are our Christmas presents for this year. I'm headed to the Goodwill to see if I can find a basket to put on the front. Even my dog is not ready to give up on summer yet. He will be taking his favorite baseball along as our dogs will be joining us on this trip and enjoying a nice fenced back yard at the condo we rented.
We are not ready for summer to end. We are not ready for going back to more stringent routine. We are not ready to let go of the spontaneity that summer is. So we are going away to where summer is not over yet and really won't be for months to come.
Normally, we go on vacation to 'go, see, do'. This will be the first time in a very long time that we will be going away to unwind and just experience a place as if we lived there. I may check out a few things, but there will be no set schedule. I will take the time to soak up some more of the sun that helps to keep me feeling alive.
Then, when I come back, I should feel a little less like the Fall season has some sort of personal vendetta against me. Hopefully I will be able to embrace it, after having pushed it off for just a little while longer...