Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer Solstice

So, I'm told it's the longest day of the year...
Tell me about it.

Today, we had house painters everywhere...until the rain came.
We had summer school classes to drive to in the morning.
We had a pool visit in between the afternoon showers.
We had a gym visit after the pool.
We had grocery shopping to do.
We also had pet clean-up to do, which included the dreaded vacuuming.
We had a variety of meals to prepare, eat and wash dishes as a result of preparing and eating.
And then, after all of this, we had mosquitoes to kill.
And kill.
And kill.
Because they are invading our house, stalking us, waiting until we let down our guard so they can strike and suck our blood, the evil little vampires. I HATE them and want them to DIE.

And you know why? Because after waiting for this Midwestern summer to appear for, literally, months (and dealing with endless snow, sleet, hail and slush in the meantime), those damn insects almost make me wish for winter's return. And that is just plain WRONG.


Joe Badran said...

Don't worry sis... winter will be here before you know it. ;) Enjoy each day. Love, your bro

Unknown said...

As far as I'm concerned, the nasty bugs can have my whole left arm, as long as I don't have to face winter again. All the wonderful sun and heat on my skin with no coats or goosebumps makes it worth it. (Oh yeah, and I'm righthanded!)

I love your website and blog, Marilyn. So lively, witty and compulsively honest!!

Sara Daniel

Marilyn Brant said...

Sara--your comments cracked me up! Glad you liked the website as well as the blog :).

And Bro--you know I appreciate you. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sarah said...

My parents were married on solstice...perhaps to have a shorter night? how dreadful. ;)

Eliza said...

I can't stand little flying bugs. I have to be extra careful to avoid being a mouth breather when riding my bike or I get a shot of extra protein in the morning, and not in the good way if you know what I mean.

I don't really like summer anyway -- I never can get acclimated to the humidity -- but I can wish for fall instead of winter, right? Right?

Love the new website. It looks fab!