I’m ready to throw off my usual summer-hibernation habit, where I hide from the heat and the mosquitos and just dream of fall. Where are the joys of summer? I asked on Facebook for some ideas and got some great ones: nighttime picnics with fireworks, going to waterparks, barbecuing, going out for ice cream, Cedar Park 4th of July events, Zilker theatre, and as many people said, swimming, swimming, swimming!

Here’s another fun thing for the summer: “No Bummer Summer” check-off cards, with more fun ideas: https://sites.google.com/site/nobummersummer14/home

I’ve been guilty in the past of thinking of the future so much that I miss the present. Heat? Bugs? Bring ‘em on. I’m ready to enjoy the reality in front of me, and have some summer fun!