I’m not sure when the world decided it was ready for fall, but all of the sudden, reminders of its impending arrival are everywhere. Pinterest is filled with fall decoration/outfits inspiration, Spirit the Halloween Superstore is getting ready to open down the street, kids are back in classes or heading back to college, and suddenly the shelves are full of Oktoberfest beer.
This makes me sad.
Didn’t we just start summer? It feels like I looked forward to sunshine and warmness for months and it is almost already over again.
This weekend I attempted to ignore the end of summer as much as possible. It definitely helped that we got invited to hang out at a swimming pool on Saturday.
We gave Giuseppe a bath (which he was NOT happy about) in order to make him presentable.
We packed our beach towels and sunscreen (which unfortunately Lobster Aaron didn’t take advantage of until it was too late).
We got our mojito kit together.
We slowly introduced Giuseppe to the pool.
We cautiously tested the waters, and turns out, Giuseppe can swim! I don’t think he really enjoys being a water baby though (in the pool or the bathtub), but I think he could probably survive in an emergency situation if needed.
Ok, so I don’t know what the heck the big deal is about “planking,” but Aaron decided to get in on the craze…even though I think we’re too late because apparently planking is passe and “flagging” is the new cool thing to do. Who comes up with this stuff? And what the heck is flagging?
So, after Aaron planked the slide, someone came up with the brilliant idea to have 3 men plank on it while someone else slid down under them (only 2 men fit). Yeah…I don’t know. But, everything went as planned, friend Robin made it down safely, and I got some great pictures of the process! Notice how I didn’t volunteer to be the one to go down the slide.
I will say that Sunday’s 7.06 mile run wasn’t the easiest after pool party food/mojitos/sunburn (another reminder why eating healthy makes running easier). But splashing in the pool was a fun way to spend an end-of-summer weekend.
Luckily, even if the world is anticipating the arrival of Starbucks pumpkin lattes, Albuquerque will hopefully still have warm temperatures into early October. So with that happy thought, I will face the week and I shall glare at any reminder that summer is coming to an end.