Posted in Personal

Where is Summer?


Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a hectic week. Over the weekend, we thought our youngest had broken his foot. Even the doctor said he had a fracture. So, when hubby came home from taking him for his check-up, I found out that he didn’t have a break at all but a bad sprain. Yay! But boy that first diagnosis caused some stress!

Photo credit: Thomas Hawk on VisualhuntCC BY-NC

But enough about that. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things with my writing and I’ve accomplished quite a bit this week.  I’m almost finished with an important scene and hopefully, I’ll be able to spend a lot of time this weekend on my story.

But I don’t want to talk about that either. There is one thing I want to know, and that is where is my SUMMER??

The whole month of June all we’ve had is RAIN, and as much as I like a good thunderstorm, these bleak and dreary days are sapping me of my motivation to get outside and run. Well, get outside to do anything at this point. We’ve had sixty-degree weather and rain this whole month. Ugh.

Photo on

I want hot weather and sticky humidity. I want it so hot that we complain about the heat and we forget how horrible our last winter was.  I want to head up to the lake and watch the sun rise and set on those steamy days when it doesn’t get dark until ten o’clock at night.  I can’t wait to stare up at the night sky and see all the stars. It’s amazing when you gaze at them while standing on the end of the dock, with the sound of the waves lapping the shore and you don’t know where the sky ends, and the water begins. There’s such a feeling of vastness. It’s one of my favorite things to do.

Photo credit: PeterThoeny on / CC BY-NC-SA

How about you? Are you wondering where your summer is?

According to weather gurus there’s been a shift in the Gulf Stream, at least that’s what the experts are saying in the UK, so there’s nothing we can do about it at this point except hope and pray there’s another shift that sends hot weather our way.

The reason this is so upsetting is because I have plans for this summer. I’m going to sit in the sun and tackle some of the books on my TBR pile. Then when I get done with that, I’m going to write like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve got three books floating around in my brain and it’s time to get them out.

Photo on Visualhunt

I also want to hike more this summer because it’s good for me and I enjoy it immensely.    We’re planning on going up north and spending a week on the shores of Torch Lake, but no big trips until next year.  So where is my hot, sticky weather?

How about you? Do you have plans for this summer? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

16 thoughts on “Where is Summer?

  1. I’m glad your son’s foot wasn’t broken after all!

    And, yeah, this summer has had weird weather so far.

    1. Thanks, Lydia! I’m glad his foot isn’t broken as well. Poor kid, I was worried about how he was going to spend his summer with a broken foot! But I guess I shouldn’t have worried. It has rained almost every day this month! Ugh. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! 🙂

  2. June is supposed to be a dry month. Apparently the weather didn’t get the memo this year! I’m really hoping it changes soon. I’m going to have my hands full with a newborn this summer so hoping we will get into a routine and be able to enjoy the lovey north east as a little family of three.

    1. Oh congrats! I’m so happy for you! Are you going to find out the sex? Have you picked names? That was one of my favorite parts about being pregnant, picking the names. 🙂 I hope it clears up for you and you can have many long walks with your baby. I remember all the stroller rides I used to take. 🙂

    1. We love Torch Lake, too and the Traverse City area. We plan on retiring up there some day. 🙂 I’ve never been to the Saginaw Bay area. It must be wonderful if you go back every year! 🙂

      1. Traverse is perfect! We usually camp in Petoskey and Indian River as well…like a little roundabout when we go to Mackinaw 🤗🤗🤗

      2. We’ve been up to Petoskey when the boys were small and would nap in the car. LOL! But we’ve never been to Indian River. We’ll have to check it out sometime. Enjoy your summer, Sam!! 🙂

  3. It’s the same thing where I am. Today is our community’s Family Fun Day in the Park, and no one wants to use the new splash pad because it’s so cold!

  4. So happy your son didn’t break his foot, that would have ruined his summer (when it gets here). Apparently we’re behind a month in the weather department. We’re getting the same weather you are since we’re next to Michigan. Don’t worry, it’ll come, and when it does, break out the sun screen! Happy reading!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.