Well, hello there, June. I must admit to being somewhat ambivalent about you. This is kind of a tough time of year for us, that end-of-May/June period. There are many sad memories that come up during this time. And, to be perfectly frank, though others are thrilled that it's "officially summer" once you arrive, that's one of the things that depresses me. I don't go to school anymore, so I can't look forward to June being the month that the school year ends, and I'm not a fan of the summer. So you can see how I am conflicted.
However, in songs, you are always teamed up with the moon, and wanting to spoon ... and you are busting out all over - and that's both entertaining and catchy.
But there are also things that I actually do like about you, that mean I enjoy your arrival.
Rita's! Yes, I know I can go there before June 1, but Memorial Day/beginning of June usually sees our first visit. We were planning to go the last couple of evenings, but other things got in the way, so I know for sure we'll make the first of many trips this weekend.
Flag Day is a day I like, because I enjoy seeing the flags waving around, and I also like red, white, and blue together.
Bloomsday is the best, because it's not just a fun day around here, but it's also the birthday and name inspiration for our very first kitty after we got married - Molly Bloom! We always told her she was "the original and still the best" and that holds true forever. When we moved to Philadelphia, I used to take her in her carrier to listen to some of Ulysses being read at the Rosenbach, since it is close to our house. She enjoyed having people come to see her, and was always quite pleased with the attention. This year, we'll have some company for the weekend, so that should be a lot of fun.
I'm looking forward to day trips to the shore, and saying hello to the ocean and relaxing.
I can't wait to go again to Smitty's Clam Bar in Somers Point, NJ - we were there last year for the first time, and it was AMAZING! Since it's only open during "beach season" it's a special treat.
Since the garden is fixed up - should you decide June, to not immediately be too hot and humid - we can sit out there and enjoy it. Especially on weekends, I'll be able to sit and knit or read, or whatever I feel like doing. And we can have some meals out there too, which I find way more exciting than I should, but there you go.
Speaking of the garden, some flowers and herbs can be planted, so that it's an even better and happier place to be.
So you see, there's a lot of potential there. I hope that you'll be more amenable, especially weather-wise. :-)
*****I'm joining everyone at Think Write Thursday today. (And putting June on notice!)