July and August are good times to be in Arizona. Aside from the blazing heat, most of life slows down tremendously. Parking spaces open up as the faint of heart (or heat) flee to cooler climes. Most organizations and clubs take a hiatus so all those extra activities go away. Unless one has a boat or pool, the summer months are a good reason to stay inside, enjoy movies, read and otherwise relax.
Of course every summer I think I am also going to make use of that time to work on special projects like getting our homes VHS movies on to DVD (I have all of the equipment and even have the movies sorted) or organizing all of our family photos. As one day drifts in to another, it seems like there will be plenty of time until. . . . Suddenly Labor Day is just around the corner and none of those projects are even started.
This year I could say I had an excuse with the school board thing and business start up, but the reality is I just didn't do it. I have gotten in to the slower pace of being semi-retired and love it. I've mentioned before that if it weren't for that money thing, I'd be good with not working. I have meaningful volunteer work I could put a lot more time in to and lots of projects (see previous paragraph) I could do. Boredom is rarely an issue when I'm home.
Life is starting to move at a faster pace (not as fast as Amy Lane's thank goodness) and I can see that the fall is going to be very busy. Then the holidays will be here and we'll be back at New Year's resolutions. Maybe next summer I'll get those projects done. Now I just have to figure out where to stash them until then :-)