I Need To Vent.
this past May. Was it not the most horrifying May here in
the northeast that you can remember? We still werent
sure it was safe to put flowers in by Memorial Day, but we
did. Just because I didnt want to wait any longer and
our local parent teachers organization had them on sale
nearby, so it was for a good cause.
we had three sunny, warm days all month, and two of those
were on weekdays. Needless to say, not too many campers ventured
out in this kind of weather.
you should know about our local lake area. The population
increases five-fold in the summertime here. We like to think
of it as a win-win situation. After the long, cold and lonesome
winter, its nice to see the campers back at the lake
about Memorial Day through Labor Day. Its nice to have
neighbors again, to catch up on the winter past and whos
by Labor Day, we are about ready to have some quiet and watch
the "summer people" go back home. They all think
were a little odd to stick it out here through the winter,
but we definitely get to see four seasons and the people come
and go approximately with the leaves. Plus, we get some "bravery"
points for staying here on the lake and in the mountains through
the Adirondack winter.
things dont start warming up by May, its a little
too much. Ive actually gone ahead and brought all my
summer clothes down from the upstairs closet and trunk. I
should give my aide, Terry, all her due for this task. As
with everything, her general response is, "No problem."
And man, let me tell you, that is a rare energy for an aide.
worse for Terry, is I generally dont stay in the same
clothing that I start out in on any particular day. The mornings,
especially this year, have been starting out cool. So much
so, that I usually put on pants and a sweatshirt of some type.
But as the day heats up, I change to shorts and a tank top.
And of course, no shoes. By late afternoon, you guessed it.
I want my pants and sweatshirt back on. Unless the afternoon
really heats up.
wish for a great summer with plenty of sunshine.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"