Monday, August 22, 2016

Relishing the last few days of summer

Today was my first 9-5 day back at the office.  We were fortunate to have summer hours in the office which meant getting out at 4 on weekdays and 3 on Fridays.  Wow does that give you more time to enjoy summer.  I'm already an early morning person, so getting up wasn't an issue.

I knew today was coming.  Mondays are tough to begin with.  Then add on to your Monday that you have to stay an hour longer than normal (I still usually get there at 8:00 a.m.).  Initially I was going to title this "Lamenting the end of summer," but I am on a positive energy kick lately.  I'm going to relish every part of this.  I'm glad that the heat has abated a little.  In spite of the broken AC unit at work, I still managed to keep cool with the windows open and a fan.

This past weekend, I ran errands all day on Saturday.  Sunday, David and our friend Aka spent the day at the beach with me.

We tried Coney Island Beach for the first time. We went there because it was advertised as part of Gay Black NYC Pride.  The event was a bust, but we sure did have a lot of fun just laying on the beach listening to the ocean waves and feeling the breeze blow through our shade canopy.  It wasn't until later in the day when the wind picked up that we had to take the canopy down or have the wind do it for us.  That happened just after a bird pooped right on the canopy and it's poop came through the mesh onto our friend Aka.  We told him we heard it was good luck somewhere.  Oh well, shit happens.  We did enjoy it.  We left just before the rain started.

These next four months are my favorite months in NYC.  The weather cools, but isn't too cold.  People are back from their summers away and want to grab dinners and drinks.  The summer feeling lasts for another month or so.  Then we are fortunate enough to get Autumn which is my favorite season of the year.  I've already got a list of recipes that I want to cook now that the kitchen is cooler.
Join me in relishing the good things we have now and coming up in the weeks ahead.  Let's not lament anything.  Relish with me.

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