Let's hear it for Alice Cooper. This time of year all I can think about is that song! The whole tempo and temperament around our house changes completely once finals and regents come to an end, and there's nothing for weeks except those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer. (Yeah, I know, I'm quoting another old song, but I just can't help it--I'm married to a musician, song quoting is just something we do around here). If the kids are happy, mom's happy.
And I am happy. Mostly because I have plenty of work to keep me busy. I don't know if anyone else gets really cranky if they don't write something every day, but I know I do. I need that release of losing myself in a world of my own making for at least a few hours every day.
Anyhow, I gotta go now. I have a camp trunk to pack, as Ian leaves for his 7 1/2 weeks of camp next Tuesday. As for Amanda, for the first time in six years, she spending the summer here. She's going to experience the feeling of hot town, summer in the city. back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. (Uh oh! There I go again!) But somehow I think she's going to love it. There really isn't any place as fun as New York City in the summer. Come to think of it, I can't think of any place as fun as New York City during any time of the year. (Relax, I'm not going to break into a chorus of New York, New York on the blog!)
Anyway, no matter where you're spending your summer, or what you do, I hope it will be memorable. And let's hope that as the temperatures rise, cooler heads prevail, and we get some peace on this planet soon.