Having never been a fan of hot summer months, it’s come as quite a surprise to realize that, sometime over the last year or two, that started to change. Maybe it’s our bedroom, a room that never gets any sunlight and is therefore freezing cold all year round (my closet especially) or maybe it’s my desk at work which sits right underneath the air conditioning… but suddenly I am very much looking forward to summer.
When The Husband and I went to lunch a couple weekends ago, it was with the sole purpose of sitting on the patio to enjoy the eighty-plus degree weather. I was wearing a t-shirt, pants, and a sweatshirt. And I gladly traded seats with him so I could sit directly in the sun and he the shade. It was lovely.
It’s possible that come July and August my feelings will change, but I have never been more excited for summer, with all it’s sun and warmth, than I am right now.
SoBe energy drinks
I like the sugar-free variety. They taste good, both cold and at room temperature. I know this because I usually start sipping one around ten a.m. and it’s still delicious when I leave at four. And, aside from my love affair with Mr. Tall Nonfat Latte from Starbucks, these actually give me that boost I’m looking for and hey, I’m productive again! (These are not, however, productive for my wallet.)
And not just because it’s a means of getting from point A to point B, but because I really freaking love my car. I drive a Corolla and, despite it’s size, I’d happily live in it if I had to. My very first car was a truck that completely sucked me dry of money and patience. When we finally parted ways, I swore I’d never buy another truck again.
The other day I asked The Husband how many miles he thought this car would last. According to him, it will serve me well until I’m 43. At which point, I’ll buy another Corolla. (Please, no lectures on buying American. I get it, but you just can’t sway me on this point.)
Because it’s freaking amazing. I especially love these self-serve chains that have popped up recently. J and I frequent the Yogurtland near my dad’s quite often. Possibly too often. Favorite flavors? Cheesecake, Heath Bar, Cookies n’ Cream… in that order. With cookie dough bites on top. Amen.
The dollar movie theater
I love going to the movies. Going to the movies means two hours spent NOT THINKING and lately that’s a kind of relief that isn’t easy to come by. I found this slightly run-down dollar theater near my dad’s house a few weeks ago and what I especially love about it is that it plays family-friendly movies so there’s no wading through the horror flicks and other junk I don’t care for. I saw Twilight here and, a couple weeks ago, Marley and Me. And even more awesome? There’s a kick-ass candy store just ten feet away. (Yes, I said “kick-ass.”) (Is “kick-ass” a hyphenate?) So, now I pay $2 for a movie and $10 for a quarter pound bag of candy. Obviously my priorities are in the right place.
Okay, now it’s your turn. What are you currently loving?