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My pal Kailani at An Island Life hosts Aloha Friday, based upon a very popular term used in Hawaii when island residents take it easy and look forward to the upcoming weekend – kind of like T.G.I.F.

Each Friday, Kailani posts a simple question or topic of conversation. Visitors leave a comment on Kailani’s site and then post a question or short discussion topic on their own site. Participants visit each others’ sites and respond with a comment! Even if you do not post a question or topic on your site, you can still play by simply leaving a comment!

Here are my questions for this edition:

Can you believe that Labor Day weekend is here already? Did your summer fly by? What was the best part of the summer for you and your family? What did you plan to do that you did not get around to doing?

My answer:

I am totally stunned that it is August 29. I have no idea what happened to the summer. It seems like Memorial Day was last week! So yes, summer flew by!

The best part of the summer was, of course, vacation. Like many other Americans, we had a “staycation” but, unlike many other Americans, we’ve been spending one vacation period at home for many years. I love to travel, but also enjoy just being at home and relaxing.

I always have a to-do list as long as my arm, so I “planned” to do a lot of things that I never got around to, including cleaning out several closets and a filing cabinet, reading several more books than I managed to finish, and finding the bottom of the laundry pile. Of course, I’ve been looking for that for more than twenty-one years (when #1Son was born), so I don’t know why I always think I’m on the verge of discovering it. I guess I’m just a perpetual optimist. I am constantly crazy-busy, but given that I’m a classic Type A personality, I wouldn’t want to have it any other way.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


16 Comments

  1. I am in shock that the holiday weekend is already here. Before I know it the snow and ice will be visiting – ICK!

    My favorite part of the summer was spending lots of time with extended family and watching my boys get to know their relatives. It did not matter what we were doing it was always fun to watch them gain happy summer memories.

    Of course there were things that I did not do. I never learned how to do a log cabin blanket when knitting. Hubby and I never finished cleaning the upstairs room to make it a play room. At least we can say we finally started!

    Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

    TheAngelForever’s most recent blog post..Aloha Friday #11

  2. I can’t believe that it is Labor Day Weekend! Wahhhhhhhh!

    My favorite thing about summer was our family vacation to Disney World. We planned it for over a year and had the best time!

    Like you, I had big plans to get some serious cleaning and organizing done…but I didn’t quite get to a lot of it. But I had fun and made great memories with my kids, so that’s okay!

    Jenni’s most recent blog post..Aloooooha QOTD! And WOO HOO!

  3. I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is here!!!! The summer went by way too quickly which made me sad. We had hoped to get to a different beach each week this summer and that did not happen. I think we only got to the beach once this summer.

    Spice’s most recent blog post..Aloha Friday #10

  4. I wanted to get my veggie garden up and going, didn’t make it

  5. This summer did fly by in some ways but in other ways it dragged. We’re taking a fall vacation instead of summer, in a week – so I’ve been impatient all summer for that.

    The best thing we did this summer was probably our recent trip to the beach last weekend – it took us all summer to get there – with all the thunderstorms we’ve been having – and we had a blast.

    If I hadn’t done that so recently finally, it would be my answer to the last part of your question. But really, with only a 2 year old in the house, summer isn’t very different from the rest of the seasons except everyone else is on vacation and around more. I’m kind of looking forward to the fall when things quiet down and cool down…

    I do wish I’d gone to the beach more and not just the one time.

    Jen E’s most recent blog post..aloha friday gets political

  6. happyathome

    It went by WAAAAAAAAAAAY too fast! Where did it go? My favorite part so far was my vacation we just got back from and we have the local fair this weekend! Stop by my Aloha Friday for a preview of my vacation and the question!
    http://www.lifeislikechampagneblog.com/

  7. Candy List Diva

    Summer arrived rather late this year (in Utah, where I’m from), and it really depresses me that autumn is *already approaching* again as a result. Ugh. I haven’t even had a chance to go swimming yet! I feel like I’ve been shafted by Mother Nature. =P

    Candy List Diva’s most recent blog post..The Candy List Guide to Accessorizing With Sweets

  8. Labor Day? Yes, I remember Labor Day. Now that I live in Australia, Winter is ending, Spring is around the corner, and I’m looking forward to Summer in a few months. Christmas is a Summer Holiday here.

    Deborah’s most recent blog post..Aloha Friday – Read A Book

  9. Labor came up really quick. Now that I look back summer does seem to have just went by super fast.My favorite part of the summer was our impromptu trips to the park where the kids just played and my husband fished. We planned to go to the Zoo every week and did not make it at all.

  10. It’s all a blur! lol – We didn’t get to take a family vacation. We were waiting on the arrival of our baby girl.

    Pamela Kramer’s most recent blog post..Shout – Day 138

  11. Yes, to me summer flew by. I just can’t believe my 4 yr old starts pre-kindergarten this year. (It’s also known as young 5’s which is a class right below Kindergarten for the kids that a on the younger side that aren’t quite up to par to be in the real kindergarten)

    The thing I enjoyed most about our summer is that we had perfect weather here! I think we only had 1 or 2 days in the 90’s. Of course Tuesday when the kids go back to school they are saying 90’s and the schools have no AC so the kids will be roasting!

    The only thing we didn’t get around to doing, but as long as we get it down before the snow comes is staining our deck.

    Jen’s most recent blog post..Aloha Friday #1

  12. Provillus

    Summer came and went .. funny how these days creep up on you. Just means we are all getting older 🙂

  13. azd?r?c? damla

    Summer arrived rather late this year (in Utah, where I’m from), and it really depresses me that autumn is *already approaching* again as a result. Ugh. I haven’t even had a chance to go swimming yet! I feel like I’ve been shafted by Mother Nature. =P

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