Saturday, August 26, 2017

Celebrate This Week: Holding Onto Summer

Thank you to Ruth Ayres at Ruth Ayres Writes. She hosts a link-up every week that focuses on the reasons we have to celebrate. This is my reason to celebrate, but you can visit her website to read about other bloggers' celebrations.

I am not ready to let summer go. I never am. Summer is my favorite season. I would much rather be hot than cold, I love being outside in the sunshine, and one of my favorite places to be is the beach. As school starts next Monday, this week has felt like the unofficial end of the summer season. I have been getting into a school frame of mind by making plans for the school year and unpacking my room, but I have also been trying to hold onto summer. 

This week I've gone into school to rearrange books in my library and find places for new book additions. I'm planning on holding a family night so I've been making a list of book titles to share and deciding on titles that I need to purchase. These tasks have been fun since they are all related to one of the things I love to do most as a reading specialist which is sharing book love. This week I've also found time to bask in the delights of summer. I went to the beach and waded in the ocean. I ate dinner on the porch and stayed there reading by the light of my kindle until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. I biked, I played tennis, I went running by water. For me, these are some of my favorite things to do in summer. They help me to relax and recharge. 

This week, I'm getting ready to start the new school year, which is exciting, but I'm still celebrating all that I love about summer. This is the time of the year when summer days and hours start to dwindle quickly and I am not going to waste one second of them.


  1. It is a sad turning for many, though I love the fall coolness and beauty, too. How wonderful that you can get to the beach. I wish I could. I'm glad you're enjoying the planning and best wishes for your start of the new year, Lisa. Savoring summer is a good thing!

  2. Yes - I love the start of school... the fall.. but these last few days of summer I have found myself savouring and celebrating... and pre-missing!

  3. "I am not ready to let summer go. I never am." I think these words could be echoed by many of our students. That's why we always spent some time kissing summer goodbye and savoring our summer memories. Sharing book love is the best, isn't it? It's why I sponsored an after school book club for the past three years after retirement.

  4. Good for you, Lisa. Don't waste any sunkissed summer moments and consider adding an inspiration thought to your seagull photo and send it for my summer gallery. I love seagull photos! I am fascinated by these creatures who are fearless at the shore.