It’s Not Summer {Spin Cycle}

It has been some week. We had two days off of school for extreme wind chills. I gladly stayed home because I was sick with the “fever and cough” that’s been going around. I’m afraid I’ve been mostly absent from my blog and from your excellent posts! I can’t tell you how excited I am to see that TWELVE of you linked up your Word of the Year!

I just have had this bone-numbing weariness hit me this week. Trying to care for my family while being sick is hard. Fortunately, Lily and Emmy are 10 and 7 now and they know how to entertain themselves. After sleeping late and watching TV on Wednesday, I suggested they get out the Legos to build houses for their new little animal toys that they got for Christmas. They spent the rest of the day happily building and playing!

Some other wonderful things happened. We saw a coyote in the back yard sniffing around for food. I wanted to see him dig up a chipmunk, but he moved on before he caught anything. I felt better yesterday afternoon, and the girls and I actually went to a movie theater with some friends to see Annie. I thought it was cute and the girls absolutely loved it! They’ve been singing “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Really Dressed Without a Smile” ever since.

And so, you see, I never actually came up with my own Word of the Year. On Monday, I posted my word from last year–schedule–but I still hadn’t picked my word for this year. At first I was going to pick “inspire” but it just didn’t seem right.

As I was looking out the window this afternoon at the cold, icy snow and listening to the wind whip around my chimney, it felt like summer never happened at all. I felt like I was still stuck in last year’s polar vortex and we’ve always had to bundle up with down coats and scarves and hats before even setting foot outside. Don’t forget the gloves, or your fingers might fall off! It seems like we’re in the middle of an eternal winter.


I have the perfect word for 2015: SUMMER! That’s what I need; a summer-like attitude and summer energy. Summer will bring warmth to my writing and my blog. It will light up my house and make the housework easier. Having Summer as my word will help me remember that while it’s a long way off, summer will return again.

And as I was shoveling snow off the sidewalk today, the sun was shining and I noticed that yes, the days are getting longer, minute by minute every day. Summer will be here before we know it!

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11 Replies to “It’s Not Summer {Spin Cycle}”

  1. That’s a good word. Summer is a state of mind! Summer is a season of life!
    I was telling one of my friends that January-February is really hard here. And March isn’t for me because it’s hopeful. December is festive. So we’re in the thick of it. And it’s as bad as we remember, but like childbirth, the rest of the year makes it sort of go away and we forget..
    And then we’re back here. And it’s terrible.
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  2. Summer is an absolutely perfect word. Oh, I can only imagine how much I could get done if it was summer all year! I think I have what they call at nursing homes, “sundowners”. Everyone goes down with the sun. I’m like that in winter. My energy is gone, and I’m ready for bed. It’s like I hibernate the season away!

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