To say, “I’m fed up, and geared up” in one sentence is probably an oxymoron. But it’s true. I have recreation on the brain. Though, I love different qualities each season brings, I dare say, “I’m fed up” with this winter. And after enduring a harsh winter, I’m “geared up” for activities that welcome spring and embrace summer fun.
Most of us were infected with a longing for spring while we sat stranded in snowstorms.
Unless you live in a tropical climate, you’re recovering from arctic blasts that paralyzed the country for days. Or from the shock of being stranded on Atlanta expressways–in icy conditions–for over 24 hours. This was a winter during which most of us developed “recreation-itis”–which is not a word … but a feeling. It causes you to daydream and wish for spring so you can:
- Host a family barbecue
- Have a picnic in the park
- Play softball or tennis
- Go Golfing with buddies
- Rent a cabin on the lake
- Go boating on a Monday
- Have a morning of fishing
- Plan an herb garden
It’s not difficult to fill warm days with something to do, so there’s never a lack of imagination when it comes to finding recreation. And not all of activities have to make you sweat.
Patio parties with exotic themes or mimosa manicure parties with the girls are really popping recreational pastimes. Afternoon matinees or karaoke nights; a book reading or a yoga class is a refreshing twist to recreational indulgence. You may not like every recreation that’s trending. So start your own trend. The summer is yours to command.
Summer recreation means water, water, and more water.
After a harsh winter, you want to avoid falling victim to an equally harsh summer. Grab your life jacket, and enjoy the water perks of summer:
- yacht parties
- beach parties
Whether you’re rich or of modest means; young or of vintage quality; bashful or outgoing, you will wish for the first day of spring with excitement. You may not travel to the Bahamas to lie on its beaches. But how about lounging beside the pool? It’s time for ballgames, barbecues, picnics in the park, and all things summer…