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I am at heart a project manager. I like to accomplish things. I’m practical. I’m determined. I have vision. I work well with people. I like to research, plan and then bring to fruition that which I set out to do.
But the Summer of 2014 has thwarted me on every front.
As some of you who live around here know, this has been one of the wettest summers on record. While California is drying up like an unloved, unwatered Philodendron in a terra-cotta pot sitting on the window sill, Ohio has been deluged with so much rain that outdoor pots of waterlogged geraniums and zinnias are holding up white flags of surrender.
All this rain is not right, I tell you.
We have done almost no gardening, no flea markets or antique shows, no cookouts or drinks on the deck with friends, no outdoor concerts, no long walks in the nature preserve or parks, no outside dinners at funky restaurants in cool parts of town, no redecorating projects that need bright clear natural light.
Pretty much one word sums up this past summer: NO!
Zen-Den, ever the optimist, reminds me that around here a wet summer leads to a glorious fall. And that if I can hold onto my sanity for just a few more weeks, I’ll be okay. So it is with that autumnal hope in mind that I continue on trying to ignore the lousy summer weather [like the current pouring rain + thunder] and find something else to do.
Besides complaining, that is.