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#Microblog Mondays 104: End of Summer Blues

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We’re nearing the end of summer.  Soon the twins will be back in school, and I’ll be expected to buckle down and accomplish things.  No more beach, no more pool.

I always have a hard time with endings, even when I know that summer — barring the apocalypse — will roll around again in about 9 months.  Plus we have at least two beach trips planned over winter, so it’s not even like I need to wait 9 months to get back to the sand.  But still.  You know.  Summer is almost done.

I am admittedly a cold weather person.  But I’m a beach person, too.  It doesn’t really match up, but I make it work.

Are you more a summer person or a winter person?


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1 Nabanita Dhar { 08.22.16 at 6:00 am }

I like to think I’m a winter person. I love how the weather is during winters though I also feel very, very cold. More than is normal. I do love spring too, summer not so much.

2 JustHeather { 08.22.16 at 6:49 am }

I can appreciate the beauty in both, but I like the warmth (not extreme hotness) more.

3 Beth { 08.22.16 at 6:56 am }

I enjoy both, in moderation. I am always ready for the weather of a season to end. Right now I am anxious for fall coolness. In March I am more than ready to be done with snow. But I am especially not ready for summer to end this year as my daughter starts school full time for the first time in the fall. She’s not ready (even though she really is). I’m REALLY not ready. So I’ll stick it out in the humidity and heat to hold on to a few last weeks of time together.

4 Persnickety { 08.22.16 at 7:32 am }

I like both- but in small doses. I like the in between seasons – spring and Autumn. I also really like taking a holiday in the other hemisphere- I always loved coming back to an Australian summer at the Christmas break at college, and now we go to Japan for a snowy new year, instead of the heat.

5 Traci York { 08.22.16 at 8:24 am }

My reactions are usually, “Spring is ending, but hurray for Summer… Summer is ending, but hurray for Fall… Fall is ending, but hurray for the holidays… Winter is ending, HURRAY!”

6 Middle Girl { 08.22.16 at 8:24 am }

If weighing preferences the weight would dip on the summer side. But, I appreciate and welcome the changes so long as they weather isn’t extreme on either side.

7 Lori Shandle-Fox { 08.22.16 at 8:44 am }

Not to be difficult, but I’m an autumn person. I mean, autumn’s my favorite season but I look forward to and try to embrace what each season uniquely has to offer. I don’t think I’d like living where there wasn’t something close to 4 seasons.

8 Kimberly @ Infertility Unfiltered { 08.22.16 at 9:08 am }

This year especially I feel sad. I had maternity leave all summer long, so I’m feeling the affects of “going back” to work. Not that that I had the summer off, by no means. But just the fact that I have to now deal with babies AND have to get through a whole work day. ugh…

9 nicoleandmaggie { 08.22.16 at 9:31 am }


10 Sharon { 08.22.16 at 9:32 am }

I don’t like summer. Probably because I live somewhere where it is too hot to be outside most of the time during that season (think 100-110+ degrees every day) and I generally get no time off.

I like winter but I mean the winters we have here in Phoenix. I dislike real winter weather: cold, snow and ice. Yuck.

11 Cristy { 08.22.16 at 9:41 am }

I’m more of a winter person, though I do enjoy the beach.

I think the commonality is both water (frozen in winter while liquid in summer; perfect for playing in) and also that these seasons aren’t ones of transition. Spring certainly is, but so is autumn. And though transition can be exciting, it can also be terribly hard.

12 Lavonne @ the OCD infertile { 08.22.16 at 11:24 am }

I used to be a summer person. But as I have gotten older and maybe because I have to do things like yard work, and be outside not just for recess I am more of a fall person. The rainy, dark, fall. I love how it’s cozy and forces me to stay home and enjoy some quiet time.

13 Cyn K { 08.22.16 at 1:46 pm }

I’m not a winter person. I feel claustrophobic stuck inside. This summer has been ideal for getting to the pool and I’m really going to miss it.

14 torthúil { 08.22.16 at 3:40 pm }

I like all seasons. Like many commenters above, I’m usually ready for the next one by the end of one. Obviously summer is great because I have some much more time and the weather is (mostly) pleasant. But I do get quickly tired of hot weather and I always look forward to sweater and boots weather! Fall is such a stylish season. Cool enough to layer creatively and not so cold everything is hidden under a heavy coat. I hope your autumn brings lots of new experiences and fun and that blue feeling is temporary!

15 Stephanie Liebold { 08.22.16 at 4:11 pm }

I’d pick Arizona winter – 65 degrees and sunny. 😉 But when it comes to actual snow and ice, I don’t know how to handle it.

16 Daryl { 08.22.16 at 4:17 pm }

When I was a kid, I was definitely more of a summer person. I liked the heat, I liked getting tan and going swimming. Now I’m probably more of an autumn person, but now we live in a place where it doesn’t seem to matter what season it is, it’s usually raining anyway, so I really appreciate sunny days. And we can walk to the beach anytime we want, which is kind of nice, too!

17 loribeth { 08.22.16 at 4:36 pm }

I enjoy the cold & snow for Christmas, but after that, it starts getting pretty old pretty quickly. :p I enjoy summer for the most part, but not when it’s overly hot & humid, or when there are tons of bugs out. :p A couple of mornings ago, it was so hot & humid here that the humidity inside our condo was 68% — that’s WITH the a/c running. Today, it’s 23C outside, we have the balcony door open and the humidity is a much more comfortable 42%. Ahhhh!!

18 Jess { 08.22.16 at 5:09 pm }

I am sad that summer is ending too…but then also really glad that the sweater days are coming. I just want to wear a t-shirt and jeans and feel COMFORTABLE. I feel like I’m a winter person (although if I can cheat and stick with Lori S-F, I’m really an autumn person) because you can always put more clothing ON to be more comfortable. There’s a limit to what you can take off and still be socially acceptable. I feel like with both summer and winter though I’m loving it for the first 4-6 weeks or so, and then I am real tired of the extremes and long for the opposite. Still two weeks of summer left, unless you guys go back to school before Labor Day! I am clinging to those two weeks…

19 a { 08.22.16 at 6:34 pm }

Winter is better for my allergies and my cashmere sweater addiction, but I do like summer for the pool and the warm breezes and long days.

20 tasivfer { 08.22.16 at 7:31 pm }

I hate heat. I used to be a winter person, but although I don’t mind the cold the darkness has been getting to me the past couple years. We’re 9 days away from spring here, and I’ve been welcoming the longer hours of daylight and taking joy in seeing the leaves on trees open and flowering plants bursting out all over. We tend to swim morem in winter as the pool isn’t as busy, and I HATE sand. I love the beach, but I HATE sand. Perhaps next year when the boy is in school 5 days per week summer will seem even more precious though.

21 Mali { 08.22.16 at 8:25 pm }

As my northern friends frequently remind me, there’s winter (in NZ for example, a very temperate climate) and then there’s a northern WINTER (as in the US northeast or Canada or Europe)! I like to have a mix of seasons. Our summer is too short, but when we have it here, it is perfect. I don’t like really hot weather – and anything over about 27 degs C (80F) starts getting too hot for comfort. Though I always remember my dad saying in the 70s (when he was still thinking in Fahrenheit, but his kids were all thinking in Celsius), that he’d only swim if it was over 80F!

22 Lori Lavender Luz { 08.22.16 at 9:17 pm }

To-o-o-o-tally summer. This is the time of year I go into mourning. Or figure out how to move in with Edenland.

23 Delenn { 08.22.16 at 10:29 pm }

I used to be a Fall person…and I was so excited to move to New England…the FALL place! But, as time as gone on, children have been born and started going to school…the wonders of summer are there again! And I miss it when it goes away! (Also, those F&*(&*ing New England winters are killing me!)

24 Mom PharmD { 08.22.16 at 11:02 pm }

Winter for sure, autumn if it’s an option. Snow! Sweaters! Hot chocolate without feeling silly!

25 Shail { 08.23.16 at 12:20 am }

I am a monsoon person. But if it has to be a choice between summer and winter, let me see, umm… summer. No, no, it’s winter! Er… No, make that summer. I think that’s my final answer 😀

26 illustr8d { 08.23.16 at 1:14 am }

I’m a summer person when I live anywhere but the desert.


I live in the desert right now. Summer is a melt-fest of temps soaring in the the 100s. ugh. I’m looking forward to Fall. And to sitting around, outside, on Winter nights in Palm Springs. There’s a special something to the air on desert nights in the winter … it’s lovely.

27 Journeywoman { 08.23.16 at 2:22 pm }

I’m an autumn person. Neither summer or winter.

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