Yesterday my youngest daughter asked me how many days there were until the start of school. (Says something, perhaps, about the state of affairs here if the kids are counting the days until school starts up again...) I said offhandedly that there was about a month, and after that sank in, I stopped dead in my tracks. Really? Calendars were consulted, days counted, and suddenly, the summer that felt so lllooooonnnnnggggg was quickly slipping through my fingers.
A brief thunderstorm blew through, and as we watched the sky fill with lightening, I felt the shift that inevitably comes as July turns to August and vowed to make the most of what we have left of the summer of 2016.