Hi, friends! I wasn’t going to post today, I was going to give myself a day to get caught up. However, I just couldn’t get this post idea out of my head!
It’s not a formal topic, more just a bunch of unarranged thoughts about the Summer. People keep telling me “Oh my god, I can’t believe you have to be pregnant all summer.” Like, it’s a death sentence or something.
This morning I was thinking how much I LOVED the summer as a kid. The heat was never really much of an issue, I spent my summers in the pool or drying off from being in the pool. Summer was a haven away from the school year where I got bullied a TON. I had tons of summer friends and I never got bullied, I was just a normal kid.
Something shifted a couple of years ago and I spent the last couple of summers DREADING them. Like 100% despise and hate for the heat. I complained endlessly, tried to get my husband to move out of the state, and focused on my misery. This morning, my thoughts drifted back to how awesome the summer was as a kid, and how awesome it will be for baby hungry starting next year.
Like anything in life, focusing on the negative never brings any good. I realized the last couple of years I really haven’t taken advantage of all the best things about summer (except vacationing.) So I started to make a list of things in my head I want to do this summer like:
Eat All the Cold Treats
I’ll be honest, I would prefer a beer or margarita but popsicles and ice cream come in a close second for this pregnant mama.
Float In the Pool
The other weekend when I was SUPER nauseous, as a last resort I went outside at got in the pool at 7:30 am. Instantly my nausea went away and I realized how relaxing floating in the pool can be.
Barbecue With Friends
In Arizona, we barbecue year around because we can. In the summer, we night time to barbecue and it’s kind of cool to be sitting outside in the heat of dusk. I’m also upping my barbecue game this year, I’ve been grilling corn, zucchini, all the things, and I LOVE it!
See Movies in Theaters
There is no better place to be in the summer than in an ice-cold movie theater! We are planning to go see Jurrasic Park this weekend!
Working On My Summer Body
Rocking a bikini with a big old melon attached to my stomach, I mean when else do you get to do that?
Enjoy Nala Being Weird
Nala drags but on the hot summer morning walks, acts miserable like it’s the worse thing in the world. Then five hours later when it’s 20-30 degree hotter she sunbathes.
She hates water and will not swim, but she will play in the water when Mr. Hungry backwashes the pool. It’s bizarre, she is bizarre but I love her anyway!
Organizing the Nursery
Okay, this isn’t summer related but again, if we are going to be inside anyway this is a fun thing to do! Plus my baby shower is scheduled for the end of August!
What are you guys looking forward to this summer? What are your favorite things about summer?