Tuesday, August 26, 2008

SPT-- Citius. Altius. Fortius.


Today is my last day of summer break and the end of uncomplicated mornings. No more sunning my legs in the porch rocking chairs while talking on the phone, reading a book or eating fresh peaches (or berries) and toast. No more morning walks. No more “no worries, I’ll do it in the morning.” No more morning blogging. No more sleeping in till 6:00. No more showering at 10:00.

Summer is a time of refortification. Here’s to a stronger nine months ahead because of a slower, lower-obligation summer.


How about you, does summer make you stronger or weaker?

15 comments:

Ande Payne said...

Last day of summer also means your last full day with me. I'm sad you are going back to school. I like having you around all day...evne if we do annoy you sometimes. I love you blog Mom.

Barb said...

Great take on the challenge. I haven't done a 'stronger' yet. I hope I'm fortified! School starts next Tuesday!

Jill said...

I'm freaking out...did you say "no more sleeping in till 6:00"?! Wow!

I like the thought of having a stronger 9 months because of the slower 3 of summer.

Chris said...

Very good question. I think summer makes me stronger, but I do take awhile getting a running start. I do appreciate the structure of the rest of the year. Summer does prepare me to gear up for structure.

Becky said...

Hmmm...I'm still thinking about this one. I'm pretty sure that summer is not my favorite time of the year...I don't even remember liking it as a kid. Maybe I should let go of some of my need for structure! :)

Cute photo!

Janiece said...

Oh, this was a sad day...I would hate to give up my time...so when will you get to blog?

Jeanette said...

Stronger all the way! I love summer! Early morning sunrise is the best.

lelly said...

i'm so glad your summer fortified you. lovely photo - captures a wonderful sense of peace, quiet and strength.

Sarah said...

Those are some nice legs you have. Summer does make me stronger. Having fewer obligations helps me mentally prepare for the rest of the year.

HeatherM said...

I am just the opposite. Save it all up for summer. Then, go, Go, GO! By the end, I need the structure to get back on track. Then, it takes all fall to get ready for the holiday season. Ebb and flow, ebb and flow.

Lucy said...

I think you need to be incredibly strong to do what you do, at the level in which you do it. You are strong and I admire your strength. Good luck with the new year!

Courtney said...

It is bittersweet...the end of summer...fun to get back into the routine of things...sad to miss all those lazy days!

Summer fortifies me too...I couldn't get through the rest of the year without this little break from routine!

melanie said...

I feel so slothful when I read about you sleeping in until 6! I was extra wasteful and didn't get up until 7:20 today. I hope you're not dragging this afternoon and I hope you had a great first day! Both the kids and I had a great day of getting back into the groove (and we're dragging!).

Anonymous said...

How was your first day of school? You are the best teacher! Dylan is actually excited about seminary this year. He was up and ready at 8 this morning. I LOVE summer! This one went way toooooo fast!! It so feels like fall today :o(!

Viki

michelle said...

Sleeping in until 6:00?? I'm officially frightened. 6:00 is early for me...

Interesting question. I would say that during summer I am not stronger. But perhaps I am stronger during the rest of the year because of it? Good food for thought.