So apparently summer in Washington doesn't begin at the normal time. But, just when I'd begun to despair...summer finally happened.
So what are some summer characteristics, you ask?
1. Almost die of a heat stroke. Coming from Texas this is pretty much a must, I mean if I'm not sweating profusely and desiring water continually then, I'm sorry, its just not summer....anyway, today I went for my run and I totally thought I was going to die. I wasnt totally recovered for at least an hour after finishing my run. It was awesome.
2. Large bodies of water are required. Now, let me just say that I have a swimming pool about 10 feet from my back door and I have a beach about ten minutes down the road ( maybe less) and I've gone pretty much all year without even the slightest desire to get into either of these bodies of water...till today. Today Brett and I had dinner on the beach and it was fabulous. I mean, SURE when we stuck our feet in the water they immediately turned into ice cubes...but that's beside the point.
3. air conditioning in the car. seriously, today was the first time I turned the air on! I know!! Shocking! And I had to sit there and let it blow in my face for, like, a whole minute ( it was right after that awful run.) Oh, and since we don't even have an air conditioner in our house ( because we don't need it.)...we DO have the fan on. I know. amazing.
4. I'm not wearing a sweater. Yup, it can't really be summer until I no longer have to layer. And today I took my hoodie to the beach and I didnt even have to wear it!! incredible.