That sounds just about right, though, after the Winter we had.
Merely saying the “W Word” puts me in a bad mood, so I will do my best to avoid it. Especially since it’s a Monday.
Yes, Modern Philosophers, Summer has finally arrived. It looked bleak for a while, though, didn’t it? I was talking to Janine the other day about how it’s still pretty chilly despite the fact that it’s the end of June.
My theory was that since [word redacted to protect my sanity] was so cold and harsh this year, the rest of the seasons are having a little trouble getting into the swing of things. We had a couple of really hot, icky Spring days here in Maine, but there were more days when the heat kicked in because it was unseasonably frigid.
Perhaps Summer will take a little while to actually kick in, but when it does, I expect it to take the full 3 months that it has been allotted by the Calendar Commission. In the back of my mind, I’m wishing that this all means that next [evil word redacted again] will be warmer, less snowy, and easier to survive.
But enough talk about the weather. We’re not a couple of strangers on an awkward first date. There must be something else we can discuss.
While it makes sense that it would not be the happiest of days for me because my Dad is not around to celebrate, Father’s Day also gets to me for another, less obvious reason.
It bothers me that I have never become a father. I rarely mention this, but I’ve always wanted to have kids. I saw the way my Dad went about being awesome on the parental front, and I’ve longed to follow in his footsteps.
I think I’d make a great Dad, and the fact that I’ve never had that pleasure upsets me. Sure, it’s something I don’t think about often, but on Father’s Day, those Deep Thoughts run wild.
At least I survived. It was rough going there for a while, but I managed to distract myself with televised sports and a good amount of writing.
As for the week ahead, the forecast calls for stressful with a good chance of a mental meltdown by Friday.
That’s actually a pretty good work week forecast given the time of year. No one wants to work during the Summer, so I’m sure it will be a rough week to be chained to a desk while Summer is beckoning for me to come out and play.
I do get off early on Thursday, though, so maybe that will provide the motivation I need to get me through the week. Rainy days and Mondays always get me down, however, so today is 2 for 2 on that front.
There’s plenty of coffee, Modern Philosophers, so help yourself. Remember, there are only seventeen hours left in the worst day of the week. Hang in there!