Yes, I realize that the title of this post alone will be enough to piss some of you in the North off.  But here in that Sunshine State, summer is here in full force.  It’s in the 90s most days and the humidity is starting to kick in.  My hair LOVES that.  Our AC bit the dust last week so they came and installed a new one.  Holy $$$$$ Batman!  Luckily, my generous in-laws helped us out so we won’t have to eat pasta and hot dogs for the next few months.  If we’re careful, we may even still be able to take an anniversary trip in October.  There is NO WAY we could have lived without AC for any amount of time so we really had no choice.  It’s only going to get hotter!

Linnaea only has 12 days of school left.  I can’t believe it.  She gets out June 1.  Her last 3 days are early dismissal too.  On the 4th we head off on what has become our annual beach vacation to Englewood Beach.  We stay here.  We stay in one of the ocean front condos.  We’re staying in the same one we stayed in last year.  Hubby and I were introduced to this little slice of heaven in 1999.  A woman I worked with at my first insurance job owned one of the condos there.  So, at the end of May that year she let us use it.  It’s not a tourist trap…never crowded and the beach is GREAT!  I’m partial to the Gulf when it comes to Florida beaches.  The Atlantic beaches just aren’t as nice and they are WAY more dangerous.  We liked it so much, we went back the next year.  Once we moved to Florida, we couldn’t wait to start going there again since it was now only 3 hours away by car.  So, last year was out first year.  The condo was awesome…the view was AWESOME and the girls had a BLAST.  As soon as I got home, I booked the same condo for this year.  The girls can’t wait to go back.  Having spent my summers on Cape Cod, I’m glad we have a place to go where my girls can have the same experience.

After vacation we’ll have to deal with L’s birthday party.  I need to decide what weekend to have it.  I suppose I should get on that.  And then there will be her actual birthday.  And of course I’ll need to start entertaining both girls everyday.  My neighbor who is a good friend was recently laid off and her daughter is L’s good friend so we’re hoping to do stuff together like the splash park and the free movie.  I have another friend moving down here in June and she’s pregnant so she may want to come hang out by our pool…she’s going to be MISERABLE in a month or so.  I’ll sign up for the Kids Bowl Free Program too.  We may do Disney a couple times before it gets REALLY hot.  And of course they love to go in the pool.  I’m still dreading it.  It’s so hard to keep them entertained in my own!

And of course the 4th of July will be here soon as well as hubby’s birthday.  I am sure it will just fly by and before I know it, it will be time for school to stat again.  I love summer…I always have.  And even though the heat here can be INSANE, I’d rather have that than winter ANY DAY!

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