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‘Tis The Last Brakes of Summer

Published September 22, 2015 by ia84

It’s the last day of summer and I thought the perfect way to celebrate the end of a summer filled with car trouble would be to have my brakes completely go out.  Okay, they’re not completely gone…yet…  I’m sure in some parallel dimension they’re working absolutely perfectly, but this dimension saw me driving to work this morning, scared to death, wanting to cry every time I rolled through an intersection.   You never realize how many lights there are on your daily commute until you find yourself unable to stop and praying, “Lord, don’t let anyone hit me, and PLEASE don’t let me hit anyone.”  Let me just say, I am super thankful that I don’t work nights anymore.  Going to work in the early morning means minimal traffic to deal with. 

It’s hard to believe that the summer is at an end.  This year is just going by too fast.  I know when I was little I always found it funny when adults would talk about time going quickly, or something happening not long ago (15-30 years is apparently not long ago to old people).  Time passing quickly is one of the things I truly dislike about getting older. 

You know what else goes quickly the older you get?  The flavor in gum.  When I was little, I could chew a piece of gum for hours before it lost it’s taste.  Now, I’m lucky if the flavor lasts more than thirty minutes.  Is it just me, or is gum less high quality these days?  Plus, to get any decent bubble blowing done, you have to chew 4-5 pieces.  That’s just wrong.  And yes, I’m almost 31 and I still blow bubbles (soap and gum). 

So, good-bye summer.  Hello fall.

Long Lost Summer

Published August 7, 2013 by ia84

If there’s one word I could use to describe this summer, it would be “lost.”  I’m not really sure where the summer went, and honestly I kind of feel numb about most of this summer.

My cat died, and it hit me really hard.  I’m not sure why, either.  Usually when I’ve had pets pass on, it’s been sad, but not so overwhelming.  So, yeah, that threw me into a tailspin where I stopped caring about eating right and exercising, but enough is enough.  I started back to exercising today, and I’m also back to measuring and monitoring what I’m eating.  It’s soooooo super exciting.

One positive thing I did this summer was to write the first draft of what I hope will turn into my first real book.  I started working on the second draft this week, and am doing my best to not get all perfectionist about it.

And that’s how I lost my summer.