For the most part, living on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean means that we experience summer all year 'round (although we've been having some serious bizarre-o weather lately). And now that today is the first day of the Summer season, I love the idea that so many of you get to join us with blue skies, warm sunshine and (hopefully) some sand between your toes at some point over the next three months.
Summer is a perfect time to decompress; that time of year that offers each and every one of us an all-access, guilt-free pass to all things summer-y. Things like:
:: coconut-scented sunscreen. ::
:: big, floppy sun hats. ::
:: ditching the shoes and going barefoot. ::
:: late-night trips for an ice-cream cone with your love. ::
:: drinking ice-clinking drinks from wide-mouth mason jars. ::
:: afternoon naps in a hammock. Or under the shade of a tree. Or heck, at home on the couch. ::
:: swimming in the ocean or pool so long your fingers and toes begin to prune. ::
:: outdoor BBQ's with family and friends. ::
:: eating copious amounts of watermelon. ::
:: making fruit smoothies. ::
:: tank tops, shorts, and slippahs (flip-flops, for you mainland folks). ::
:: staying up past your bedtime... ::
:: ...and sleeping in the next day. ::
Here's to a warm and happy summer!