Article by Wendy McCance
I don’t know about you, but here in Michigan, summer really never seemed to take off this year. Sure we had some pretty warm days, but those days were accompanied by some severe storms. Overall, we either had rain or cool temperatures for most of the summer.
I think I actually got to hang out at the pool 3 times this entire summer. My poor husband who spent much of his summer working out-of-town came back for a weekend with dreams of hanging out at his parents house. He wanted to spend the day swimming, barbecuing and catching up. The weather was so cool that we ended up wearing sweatshirts and watching movies inside instead.
Yesterday was the tipping point at our home. We had company over and the kids didn’t spend too much time outside because they got cold. I was wearing a sweater and thick socks all day. By the middle of the afternoon, the kids were begging me to turn on the heat. They were snuggled under blankets watching movies with their cousins. Believe it or not, I gave in and turned the heat on in AUGUST. The kids had a point, though. It was 67 degrees in the house when I turned the heat on.
That night, we had a crock pot dinner. I usually wait until September to pull out the crock pot. It just doesn’t feel right to use a crock pot on hot summer days. Well, last night we were all grateful to have a nice warm meal that had filled the house with warmth and good smelling food.
Where did summer go? Is it really August, because it feels like October here?
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