I just have to ask, does anyone else want to yell 'Stop!! Summer is going too fast! Slow down, please!' What happened to the lazy days of summer that we experienced as kids, when the days were long while we rode bikes, played kicked the can, went swimming, hung out with friends? I cannot believe how fast this summer is going! My hubby asked me to go for a quick motorcycle ride around the neighborhood tonight, and it took me an hour to get out there because I was doing three things at once, and when he finally sent me a text message asking me to join him outside, I got the clue! I realized while on that ride that I haven't even taken time to look at the night sky this summer, and enjoy the stars. I usually love to sit outside on a summer night and enjoy gazing at the stars, but haven't done that yet this year. I am having a hard time believing it's mid-July and really, there is only a few weeks of summer left. I think the fact that the extra, extra long winter of 2008 lasted until about six weeks ago may have something to do with the fact that summer seems so short, but I also think extreme busyness is very much part of the problem. I am trying to find some time to just take a few breathes and relax and enjoy summer but don't see much time in my overbooked calendar for that to happen. I have a garden and flower bed that need weeded, a pile of books that want to be read, a dog that thinks she's been forgotten, a bike that has not seen the rides it should have seen this summer, a row boat and fishing license that have not been used, and a highly stressed out body that needs a bit of a break! I know part of it is my fault, but as much as I try, life just gets more and more busy, instead of slowing down a bit. So, as I finish this post up, I just wonder if I'm the only one having this type of summer, or if others feel this way as well???