The unofficial start to summer Memorial Day weekend arrived on a cra-crazy weather menagerie of 90 degree July-like days, followed by 12 plus hours of torrential rain and flooding on the eastern shore. Our little beach community on the bay buzzed with activity until the monsoon came; and then the joggers, bikers, swimmers, gardeners, tennis and basketball players, and children in the park vanished inside. Even the ice cream truck that tours the neighborhood twice a day disappeared.
My long weekend wasn’t all sunbathing and margaritas. I finished the first round edits to Luxury Model Wife and turned them into my publisher (yay!) then read The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins (gave the book a five-star review; wish I’d written it and gotten that sweet movie deal). For me, the Memorial Day weekend was the perfect blend of remembering those who served our country, honest work, and entertaining relaxation. I hope your kickoff to the season was enjoyable, too.
Welcome, summer, my favorite time of year.
(Photo copyright Adele Downs 2016)