Where is the Lazy

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Not being the biggest fan of hot weather, summer is typically a season that is not my favorite.  But I have always been thankful to the person who invented air conditioning.

The Nat King Cole song, Lazy Hazy Days of Summer always seemed spot on to me!

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

Just fill your basket full of sandwiches and weenies
Then lock the house up, now you’re set
And on the beach you’ll see the girls in their bikinis
As cute as ever but they never get em wet

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
You’ll wish that summer could always be here

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

Don’t hafta tell a girl and fella about a drive-in
Or some romantic moon it seems
Right from the moment that those lovers start arrivin
Youll see more kissin in the cars than on the screen

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Youll wish that summer could always be here

Youll wish that summer could always be here

 

The other day my dear friend Deanna wrote a post about “hanging“  — it was perfect and got me thinking.

How much “just hanging” is happening this summer?

Back before technology enhanced my life, I recall saying I  was “bored” often.  But being bored got me to stretch my creative side that now I appreciate more and more. Summers were spent listening to crickets at night.  Waiting for the ice cream to finish churning on my Uncles porch.

Playing outside till dark.

My children had more TV to watch and “videos” but they were very busy with things we thought were important in their lives. Basketball, soccer, baseball camps filled their summers. Of course we did spend hot days near the pool or running through the sprinkler.  But I wonder, did I offer “just hanging”  enough?

Is being alone too scarey? Is being bored something that still happens?

When I watched this gentleman fishing the other evening, I wondered if he had taught his children to enjoy “hanging by themselves?”

 

Ha!!  Just the right size to toss back!

I loved the color of the water reflecting the sunset.

Hope you are enjoying just hanging this summer.

 

Hugs!

 

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June 16, 2012 at 11:31 am | summer | 5 comments

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5 Responses to “Where is the Lazy”

  1. Claudie says:

    Totally enjoying every single minute… in the pool. It’s been just beautiful here.
    LOVE the pic of the fisherman. Reminds me of my dad, who used to LOVE to fish… but in his boat.
    I’m not that great alone either… but the pups keep me busy, so I’m never really alone ; )
    Happy weekend Claudia.
    Love Me
    xoxoxoxoxo

  2. wendy says:

    Hi Claudia. I LOVE just HANGIN’w
    I do pretty well ‘just alone’, and I find the older I get the more I don’t mind it. I dont think little kids.youth. do just hanging as well. They like to keep busy it seems and always seem to need something to do.
    That’s why summers were full of camps, athletics, museums, pools, Lagoon !! busy.
    I like just pulling up a lawn chair, with a good book and a cold beverage and ahhhhh, just soaking in summer.
    I am in Reno right now and it is pretty hot here. (tending grandkids). I kind of have got out of the habit of HOT….since I left Utah.
    I got swasss and swoobs (figure it out, tee hee)

  3. Dotti says:

    Oh, Claudia! You are gonna laugh when you see my FOL post on Monday. Great minds and all that stuff. But I so agree … today’s kids just don’t know how to do summertime the way we did. Love the photo of the fisherman. I almost asked if I could borrow it for my FOL post Monday. I wanted a picture of a kid swinging on a rope out over the lake. Do you think I could find one? Ha!

  4. ahhh, you mentioned me in your post. Thank you!! And I love the fisherman, great tones in the water. I remember as a kid playing outside all day, and then at night playing hide and seek in the dark….great memories of just hangin

  5. Carol says:

    Love everything about this post! You are just great!

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