Monday, June 13, 2011

The Summer of Me!

George Costanza Picture
                                                           George Costanza

Recently, my friend and I were talking about how we wanted to have fun this summer.  We both agreed that we couldn't wait for fun to come to us, but instead we had to create our own!  It reminded me of one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes.   For those Seinfeld fans out there, do you remember when George Costanza announces that "it's going to  be the summer of George"?  Well, I've decided that it's "The Summer of Me"!

Truthfully, my mom and oldest daughter have left for France, and I miss them terribly.  However, I came to the conclusion that the lazy days of summer are just too short,  and I couldn't waste time moping.  So I started to make a list of some of the fun things I want to do during "The Summer of Me"...
  • sew a fashionable summer wardrobe
  • get organized
  • try new recipes and cook with the kids
  • exercise everyday
  • go to the movies
  • blog and journal frequently
  • celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary in New York!
  • read some great books
  • and much, much more!!
"The Summer of Me" might sound a bit self centered, since I also have a husband and three children that probably should be considered!  As I've gotten older, I realize that life is very short, and we need to take advantage of every minute!  For me, summer has always been a time to relax and have fun without any schedule restrictions whatsover! So, I hope that I've inspired you to think of your summer as "The Summer of You"!


  1. I love the idea of the summer of ME! Live it UP! Your list sounds fabulous. Enjoy every minute.

  2. sounds awesome! love it all...especially the nyc trip! how fun!! and the sewing your own clothes is pretty awesome too!

  3. Your list sounds fun. I may have to post my own "Summer of ME" list. If I don't, the summer will slip away so quickly.
    Will the "girls" be in contact with you? keep us posted. hopefully, your mom will take a bunch of pics that can be posted on her blog when she returns.

  4. Great list...I always have great intentions with my summer. You will be much more successful than I am!

    We are leaving on our NYC vacation on Wednesday. Yours sounds much better with just you and your husband. We will pave the way for you!

    Have a great time tackling that list!

  5. If you don't take care of yourself then there will be nothing left to give to anyone else. No guilt needed. Think of it as recharging.

  6. Your summer of me sounds like fun.
    I hope you enjoy every thing on your list!
    Prim Blessings

  7. LOL When I first saw the title of your post, even before I saw the picture of George, that episode was the first thing that popped into my mind. Well, I, too, proclaim this the Summer of Heather! Have fun!!! And later, we'll have a Festivus for the rest of us. LOL

  8. I would love to have a relaxed summer, but this year i have a surgery in august! but your idea is a good and i hope you'll enjoy. Hope your mother and daughter will have a good time in France and congratulations on the graduation.The decoration was perfect!

  9. Love your list! I would settle for any of those this summer!

  10. First of all I want to tell you that I am a HUGE Seinfeld fan so I started out laughing as soon as I started reading! Second, no wonder you thought my curtain post was funny - you SEW your own wardrobe! Now I really feel pathetic with my "fold over and clip" curtain fix! Now I feel like George Constanza...LOL! But seriously, I do love your list and hope that you can enjoy some time for YOU! We all need to take better care of ourselves!

  11. Sounds like a wonderful idea! I love all your ideas! If you ever need a movie partner call me! Just saw Midnight in Paris..totally enjoyed it! I have been walking at 7:30am with Linda Niemeyer..2.8 miles if you ever want to join us. We meet at Cullen. Have fun...August will be here too soon!

  12. I love your idea Heather....Time to have fun and enjoy my summer! Yay!

    Hugs and Kisses,

  13. I couldn't agree more! I love summer just for the fact there's no set time for anything!! Looks like a great list :)