Wearing skirts, and maybe even dresses. For some reason pants have just felt so constraining lately, and I'm eager to get into some skirts and flip flops asap.
More more more sunshine!!! It's pretty sunny here in Colorado, but even still I've been dying for more sun for about six weeks. Feeling grumpy in the summer is completely different from feeling grumpy in the winter. In the first case you can go outside and feel the sun and/or breeze on your face; in the second case you can pretty much only go inside and think about how dark it seems outside.
Eating lots of fruits. Umm, cherries, anyone?
At what other time during the year does eating a bowl of fruit really feel like dessert? Only when it's summer, and only when its cherries or watermelon, in my opinion.
All the undergraduate students leaving Boulder for the summer. Enough said.
Eating outdoors. People in London and Paris seemed to eat outside even in the dead of winter (perhaps it's to better facilitate smoking?), but I think that al fresco dining just isn't the same unless it's warm and sunny and the day feels fun and hopeful.
Not worrying about if "the roads" will be bad or good from inclement weather. This also, incidentally, makes like much easier when you are riding a road bike on said roads. I suspect I won't be doing too much of that this summer, but it's nice to know that a trip to Denver won't have to be cancelled just because it decided to blizzard.
Being finished with my dissertation and school.
Don't really fill your name in there, people. It's a pretend diploma, and no, I'm not graduating with a degree in auctioneering--that would be way too lucrative for me. But seriously, I'm excited to have finished with this most recent career hoop, and hope that some kind of fulfilling job/career path opens up for me around May 10. Preferably something part-time, especially come Fall.
Sometimes you just want pizza. Am I right?
Spending time with my nieces.
Over the past three months they've become even more cute than usual to me. I wouldn't mind if the summer brought more hours spent with those three little cuties.
And No. 1:
Growing my own little chubby cutie:
Due October 1, people. And, by the looks of it, already one smart (or at least really big headed) baby!