Joy List: Summer Solstice Style

Here it is, the longest day of the year. I like to celebrate the solstice because it means now the days will start to get shorter, a good thing for me as I am not a fan of the desert sun. Let the slow creep to autumn begin!

But I still find small ways to enjoy summer:

  • The soft evening sunlight on and through the trees during my end of day swim.
  • Tangy Lemon Italian Ice. Hits the spot in the heat (and during a hot flash).
  • Listening to Cubs baseball on the radio.
  • Finding a glue pen which works great. So much better than the glue sticks which dry out crazy fast here or gummed up Elmer’s glue bottles.
  • Two really good random picks from the library in a row. The first was “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton and then I read the “Long Drive Home” by Will Allison. A short, intense, thought provoking read with a great last sentence.
  • Painting my toenails hot pink.
  • Finally fixing my bedside lamp. The switch has been wonky for months. The lamp is more than 20 years old and I think the switch was getting stripped. I finally took it apart, bought a new socket and swapped it out….all by myself. Didn’t need a Youtube video or any help finding the right socket at Ace. The hardest part was getting the socket in and out, wiring was easy-peasy!
  • Working on getting caught up organizing my digital photos, a lovely trip down memory lane.

Welcome Summer!

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