Where has the summer gone? How is it already the last day of July? It can put me into panic mode if I think too much about it because I am not ready for the season that lies ahead-the snow season. Almost everyone you talk to seems to have that attitude around here after the past two winters. People get downright ugly if snow or winter is brought up. The other day I was in a store, and a clerk was putting out some winter clothes and a man started to yell at her about it. The poor thing just stood there, and looked at him, not sure how to respond. Yes, there was a lot of winter burnout last year. But, we still have some summer left, so I plan to enjoy it. I just wonder why there's always so much to do in the summer? Every day and night seems to be jam packed with things to do. I guess it's because we have to fit a lot into to such a short amount of time here in the northwest! Yes, there's always a lot to do, no matter what the season. We can work, work, work and forget to enjoy life. There needs to be a balance between work and play. Work always seems to take precedence because there's always so much to do, but remember to take some time to just stop and enjoy. Even God, the Creator of the universe and all this is in it, took a day to rest. Have you stopped this summer to watch the sunset? If you live in the Inland Northwest, there have been some amazing sunsets this past week. How about have you taken time sit by a lake, go for a bike ride, walk through a garden, skip some rocks on a beach, enjoy a picnic? Have you taken time to play? Grab a hose on a hot afternoon and have a waterfight, play some frisbee, go fishing. It's slipping by fast so enjoy summer while you can! Life slips by fast, as well, so make the most of each day you are given.