I love summer. I love love love summer. I do. I love to wear sundresses, go swimming in the river, go swimming period and I love getting at tan and toasty. BUT this summer has been hellacious. I know we don't have it as bad as some people and I know we are truly truly blessed to have what we do have, but has anyone besides me been keeping a record of all the horrible things that have happened this summer? It seems like everyday in the news this summer someone has died, killed themselves, been raped, been on trial for being a horrible person, shot up a summer camp- I mean it's been an icky icky no good summer all around. So when compared to all of that my summer stuff doesn't seem nearly as bad, but it sure as hell is enough to make me wish it was fall already.
Top Five Reasons Why Tyler's Summer Was Crappy
5- Summer started out with my mother in a coma for 6 days and in a hospital for a month
4- Bruce and I had to cancel our honeymoon and may not get the money back for the cruise
3- The day after my mom got out of the hospital my Grandma fell and broke her hip
2- The week after Bruce stopped being able to see out of one eye one day and had to get eye surgery to fix that 1- In July my Grandfather (mom's dad) died
While the first four have all been taken care of. My mom is doing amazingly (even though the doctors don't know what the hell happened). My grandma recovered like a pro and was in the hospital and therapy less than a week. Bruce's eye healed up and he can see as well as he could before. We rescheduled our honeymoon for next week, it's no cruise, but it is Vegas and we love the place.
The only one that isn't really fixed or taken care of is my Grandfather dying. There really never is any fixing it when someone dies, but all you can do is take comfort in the fact that if they were in pain or suffering then they aren't anymore.
Maybe it would be more appropriate to say that I have had an emotional summer or a emotionally crappy summer, because all of this on it's own would normally of course not be okay, but it wouldn't constantly feel like the hits keep coming. Small things have gone wrong, small things that seem so inconsequential to anyone else but when piled together with the frustration the rest of the summer has been are enough to make me constantly tired and drained. Small things missing my graduation cause my mom was in the hospital. I still graduated so I can be happy about that, but it feels like it just passed and was very unnoticed because we were all doing something else vastly more important. Another think like the pretty flowers my cousin and I planted dying- even though I watered them everyday and they sure got plenty of sunlight. My art exhibit not getting the supplies needed till the day before the exhibit opened. My washing machine deciding to stop spin drying clothes forcing me to hand wring them before throwing them in the dryer.
Small very petty things I know, but it's been a long, hot, emotional summer and I'm just ready for it to be over with. We go to Vegas next week and when we get back it'll be a sprint for school to start and hopefully then things will get back to normal and less stressful and way less emotional.
On the opposite side some very good things have happened this summer to counteract all the bad.
#2 Haley found out she's having a boy! Which is the best news ever
#1 Mama woke up even when the stupid doctors told us to pull the plug- and as long as I keep thinking of that number one thing then everything else totally seems doable.