May 30, 2008

easy, breezy summer

Probably most of us think of Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start to summer. It's a weekend for bbq'ing, hitting the Chicago beaches, and busting out our white purses and capri pants. I kicked off last weekend with a long run early Saturday morning. It was perfect - the sky was blue, the breeze was cool, the sun was shining and the city was just waking up. I got to thinking about how thankful I am to be living in such a great city and how much I look forward to this time of year. Here are a few more things about summer that make me just so happy to be here:

movies in the park * farmer's markets * long walks at dusk * fireflies * freckles * iced tea * cubs games * rooftop barbecues * blooming lilacs * warm breezes through open windows * corn on the cob * street fests * butterflies * blueberry pie * scooter's frozen custard * thunderstorms * the lakefront * napping in a hammock * margaritas * dinners al fresco & sidewalk cafes * chilled champagne with peaches * lazy afternoons reading gossip mags under the sun

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