I tend to staycation in August because I like to travel off season when prices drop and kiddies are in school. (Bucket list trip coming up in September!) However, as I click through Instagram, enjoying the photos of people enjoying their glam vacations, I do feel the occasional stab of envy.
Tropica is like France in August: the locals disappear, mostly to their beach homes. The streets of Meriland are left to tourists, wandering blindly in the inhospitable, suffocating heat.
I love the dog days of August. Traffic is nonexistent, restaurants are empty. Tranquility and good service.
My charge to myself in August is to find new ways to get lost in my life. To transform my daily usuals into unusuals.
Basically, I declare that no one can tell me what to do in August. There are no rules in August. I dare myself to be lazy in creative ways and at odd times. It’s total anarchy at my place — but in a calm, snoozy way.
For some reason I do a lot of test baking in August. I know, the idea of an oven on in this heat? Well, it’s hot anyway, so I put on my bathing suit and bake.
I guess it’s about falling in love with my life again. Pretending I’m in a new and exotic place, seeing things through a tourist’s vacationing eyes.
I’m off to buy parchment paper for today’s favorite Lemon Drizzle cake. Reading: Alaska by James Michener. Listening on Audible: The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Knitting: Gradiant Cowl. Movie to see this week: Dunkirk.
Okay my lovelies, scram! Get lost in your dog days. Livin’ it and lovin’ it. I’ll be posting the pix of my life on Instagram, link below.
P.S. I know it’s a “lite” post, but hey…it’s the dog days!
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