Half of the summer has already passed and I have one question: when did it happen? And one more: what was I doing? I am just starting to get a taste of it.
I am finally waking up early. Well, earlier. My skin is starting to get that sun-kissed glow. The weather is normalizing. And since last week I am on vacation.
Hey, I am not ready for it to be over.
A few things that mean summer really is here:
- Rosé. There is nothing that screams summer to me as much as a glass of rosé. Well maybe only…
- Aperol. Fredrik has mastered the art of Aperol, and now I am always a little bit drunk. Just kidding, come on, not always, only in the evenings.
- Summer sales! Yes, yes, I know, sales are evil, created by corporations to make us consume even more. But what can I do about it? Let me tell you: nothing. I am weak, I admit it and take full responsibility for it. But I promise I am trying to get better.
- Diet Mountain Dew and Summertime Sadness by Lana del Ray. I always listen to it during summer and it puts me in such a special type of old Hollywood mood that I want to put red lipstick on straight away. I am a romantic, what can I say.
I got my red dress on tonight
Dancin’ in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big, beauty queen style
High heels off, I’m feelin’ alive
- Ice-cream. Self-explanatory.
- Water. Sea or ocean ideally, but a lake will do too. I am all about water sports now too. I was choosing my wetsuit just as carefully as my date night dress and that says something. Maybe that I am finally becoming that cool, adventurous girl with the wind in her hair? Now I need to buy windsurfing board, surfing board, kayak, paddleboard, sailing boat, and a huge house to store all that stuff in. The price of being cool, huh?
- Floral dresses. Just because a girl can look like a field of poppies if she wants to. And yes, I do.
The thing is, I am a queen of carefully crafted lists. So here goes one more.
Things I absolutely have to do during the rest of summer:
- Pick flowers. I really need to close that gestalt. We celebrated midsummer a few weeks ago, and instead of picking flowers I went to the market and bought them. It has bothered me ever since.
- Have a picnic by the lake, or in the forest, or in the park at the worst. When we went on a mini-vacation I took a picnic blanket with me and didn’t use it a single time for what it was supposed to be used! I did eat a sandwich sitting on it once but that doesn’t count.
- Grow chili peppers. Two of them just died. Self-sufficiency is a luxury, and I have not mastered that art yet.
- Write a plan for autumn. I really love plans and lists and road maps, as you’ve probably already noticed. I almost never follow them but I do like the whole idea of creating a structure. A little embarrassed to say but it’s not a big deal for me to deviate from it.
I have about one and a half months to do that. Even with this snail attitude I might actually achieve that, right?