In case you weren’t aware, yesterday was the first day of fall; Tuesday, September 22, 2020. So I thought summer 2020 coffee conversations should be in order today.
The summer flew by and honestly, I just never felt like writing these this summer.
A friend recently commented saying this was by far the most uneventful summer.
Many people thought it was boring; the worst summer yet.
In fact, this is the first summer when I didn’t have the urge to get out fall decorating before Labor Day.
Summer 2020 Coffee Conversations
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Fall is my most favorite season, but I cannot let summer go this year.
This summer was, hands down, my favorite summer to date.
And if you want the truth, I also feel a sense of guilt and sadness saying that – since it was the first full summer of life without Dad here.
But here were all the things summer, 2020 consisted of:
- Tons of lake time
- Pontoon and lounging
- Pool several times a week
- July 4th celebration at our house
- Northern Minnesota for Labor Day Weekend
- Friends from Nebraska come to stay at our house and play for a weekend
- Ryan’s family weekend at our house (in place of going to Battle Lake, as we usually do, each summer)
- Drinks and more drinks
- Tons of Great Dane and Peekepoo time
- Nearly every single day I walked and/or ran the lake
- Brunch in Minneapolis with the Besties for both Kristi and Meg’s birthdays
- Antique Mall instead of Gold Rush Days with Mom
- Slides at Auntie Kimmies
- Launched my 90-day gut healing journal, Healing Blooms from Within
- So much porch time – even decorated it this year
- Emma’s confirmation
- STILL healed from all illness, and in July I hit 2 years with the freedom to do, eat, and drink as I please
- Finished the Office Bookshelf
- Went to visit Dad for the first time at his grave (Father’s Day)
- And then I went to visit Dad on his 1-year anniversary with Jesus – sat there, alone, and together we listened to My Girl on repeat
- Super busy at work, but still took 1-2 hour daily lunches
- Lots of Lush coffee
- Kansas City weekend at Mark and Kelly’s with family
- Lot of outdoor playing at home
- Sleeping in late, waking up to warm, bright sunshine
- Making succulent wreaths with Mom and Kim
- Squatty Potty making with Kim
And those are just the memories through Labor Day.
September has already been an incredible month.
I have tried putting a finger on what was so different about this past summer.
For the most part, I can’t.
All I know is that I spent far more time with close family and friends and the outdoors than ever before.
And I think that’s exactly it.
Is there anything better than that?