Sunday, August 3, 2014

Answer Me This: Why I Hate Summer

Answering more questions this Sunday afternoon!

1. When driving, are you more likely to listen to the radio, to CDs or an iPod, or nothing?

This is what I listen to. Not the actual song, but the title and context of the song. (Although I do love this song and if I have kids in the car, there is no actual silence). 


 2. Do you prefer window or aisle? 

I'm guessing this refers to flying.  I don't fly often enough to have a preference.  I guess I would slightly prefer window, but really I fly so rarely that I never really thought about it. 

 3. Do you fall asleep on your side, back, or stomach? What position are you in when you wake up? 

I always fall asleep on my side.  If I'm lucky I wake up on my back.  If I'm unlucky, I wake up on my side, usually with a baby still latched on, stiff and sore. 

4. When is the last time you attended a zoo, circus, carnival, county fair, or parade? 

Umm...I guess last summer.  It's been at least a year. I think last summer we went to the 4-H county fair.  I think...I can't remember for sure.  If not then, then I'm sure we went to the  Naples Zoo sometime in March or April or May of 2013....during one of their free days for residents.  And the last parade...well I guess in Nov. 2012, we were IN the swamp buggy parade in Naples, FL. That was fun.  We went to a circus in Florida as of our friends gave us free tickets.  

We're so lame....we hardly ever go to those types of things.  I love zoos if I have a membership, but that hasn't been in our budget for awhile.  I generally hate county fairs and carnivals as I consider them to be nothing more than a money-sucking, dehydration-inducing waste of time. 

 5. Do you have a favorite quote or inspirational saying? 

I had to look at my Facebook page to see if I do.  Sad, sad, sad.  I'm not much for inspirational quotes.

Anyway, this is what I had on my Facebook page...and I do like it. 

Preach the Gospel Always..Use Words if Necessary. 
--St. Francis of Assisi

I also really love this one....I try to keep it in mind at all times. 

 6. What's the best thing about summer?

Visiting family....summer is when my sister (from the convent) visits and my little brother and sister-in-law visit.   So...that's fun.  I always love to see them.  And we have family reunions in the get to see aunts and uncles and cousins...something I also love to do. 

Otherwise, I hate summer.  I can't stand the heat. I hate the lack of routine and lack of regular activities.  Routine and activities keep me sane.  I love looking at our calendar and having regularly planned activities and classes and coops and field trips.  I hate that all those things seem to stop in the summer.   I hate the unstructuredness of summer.  Other people get depressed in the winter...I get depressed in the summer.  Most of all, I associate summer time with job searching and stress and uncertainty.  I got married in Dec. 2000.  Since then, we've spent the summers of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2014 in a state of job searching, stress-filled uncertainty. Most of that job-searching resulted in long-distance moving for a new job.   I'm sick of it and I hate it and associate summer time with that stress.  We've always gotten a job and always been taken care of, but I hate, hate, hate, hate the summer job searching thing.  HATE IT!  

Well...this has been a bright, sunshiny-post, no?  Go see Kendra for hopefully more positive and uplifting answers. 

1 comment:

  1. I love that song! Seriously!
    If I had your experience with summers, I am sure I would dislike them too.


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