Friday, August 27, 2010

Summer, Wherefore Art Thou?

What happened to May? June? It's like the summer flew by in a blink of an eye and now I saw my first bag of Halloween candy at the grocery store.  And they were those tiny Snickers bars.  I swear the package grinned at me!  Not good.  Especially when you're a chocoholic like me.  Note to self: Must add another mile on the treadmill today.

I remember summers as a kid, when time dragged, especially near the end when going to the public pool, summer school, and those crazy vacations spent in the station wagon with all the siblings, parents, and dog just about pushed me over the edge and couldn't end fast enough.  Now I'd give my right arm to go back, even for just a day.  :-)

Why does time drag so slowly when you're a kid but lightening fast the moment you leave home and start to become (hopefully) an adult? 

Have a nice weekend, all!

18 comments:

Vegetarian Cannibal said...

The days are long...the years are short.

Liz Fichera said...

But if I could only invent a time machine! :-) Some days I wouldn't mind going back. But just for a few minutes...

Summer Ross said...

I've wondered that same question myself. I can only speculate though that it is because some strange funny bone fate has...but it could be all in our heads too...

Liz Fichera said...

Summer, funny bone fate! Love that!!

Donna Cummings said...

Yesterday I saw trees with leaves turning color, and farm stands had pumpkins out already. Sigh. It IS going faster.

I remember as a kid thinking Christmas Eve was the longest day and night ever! I couldn't endure it. LOL Now it feels like Christmas Eve shows up every 2-3 weeks.

Liz Fichera said...

Donna, living in the desert, we don't have the leaves changing. The days simply get shorter and, with time, like at the end of October, the temps finally dip below 100 degrees.

If I start hearing Christmas music at the mall, I may lose it!

Dru said...

The other days I saw the Halloween section and it's not October yet. I suspect the Thanksgiving items will be displayed soon.

Joanna St. James said...

ha ha I have just submitted 2 manuscripts and i need time to fly by as fast as it can so I dont lose it. but speaking of xmas songs a street artist in Nice was playing a xmas song as he worked so I guess the malls will soon follow suit

Liz Fichera said...

Joanna, Christmas music? Already? While I do love the holidays, I just don't love them in August! Good luck with your submissions!

Liz Fichera said...

Dru,

Thanksgiving is actually my most fav holiday of the year. I love all the cooking. Pumpkin pie, anyone?

Sherri said...

I hear you.

Halloween before Labor Day...Thanksgiving in September...Christmas before Halloween...Bah Humbug!

Our summer seemed even shorter than usual with the boys in year-round school but I loved the extra long spring break so I guess I can't complain too much. And like you I'm looking forward to the "fall" weather.

Liz Fichera said...

Hi Sherri, I'm right there with you! ;-)

Taryn Kincaid said...

This has been a hothothothot (and not in that good HOT! way, either) stifling summer. Constant AC cranking. Electric bill through the roof.) Personally, I say, bring on the pumpkins!

Liz Fichera said...

Hi Taryn,

Nice to see you here!! Yeah, it's been hot here too but we're used to it. To NOT hear my AC cranking would be unusual.

Shirley Wells said...

I was just talking to an assistant in a local store and she said the Christmas stuff was arriving in 4 weeks. Aaargh!
I love Christmas but not in September. Besides, mentally I'm still in April. :)

Liz Fichera said...

Shirley,

Welcome back! Will pop on over to your site to see your Prague pics!
:-)

Christy said...

Where did the summer go? I have to say I am getting ready for the cool crispness of Fall.
I found you at the BBQ. I brought a yummy Blueberry-Lime Tiramisu. You can find the recipe on my blog.
www.christydorrity.com

Liz Fichera said...

Christy,

Tiramisu? Yummy! I'll be by your blog to check out receipes. Thanks for stopping by!