June 10, 2004

Summer Euphoria

I am in heaven, though sunburned. I even put on sunblock and I still come home looking like a splotched lobster. One happy lobster.

My job during the week is to watch two very neat, well-mannered girls at their beautiful home. My job is to take them to the pool--swim, lounge, and talk.

I don't even have to cook for them. They love sandwiches.

Though I am still at the crappy grocery store on weekends, I feel so lucky to actually have a summer. Working since I was fifteen in a library, I haven't experienced the outdoors in quite a while. No tan. Well, no burns. :-) I get to fall in love with my favorite season all over again--first-hand. I am starting to sound crazy, don't I?

I also got my super-long hair wacked off. Thinned and layered, I feel bald, but pleasantly so. Don't worry, Karissa, I don't have a pixie (the longest strands are a little below my shoulders).

Something is happening to me this summer; I don't know what it is. Happiness. Freedom. I am at the point where I say the quite cliched phrase, "I cannot put it into words."

In January, while I scraped layers of ice, hail, and snow off of my windshield, I daydreamed of this, and now I find myself waiting to wake, my electric blanket infusing warmth into my clammy limbs. But no, the fan hums in the corner, sun dresses hang first in the closet, and all I see is tomorrow. The SHU planner is dusty. What more could I ask for?

Posted by Amanda Cochran at June 10, 2004 12:09 AM

The summer after my freshman year was the best, with the exception of having to go back to NY.

Enjoy your summer now. Because before you know it your summers will turn to all work and no play. It is better to dream about the future than relish in the past.

Posted by: Brian at June 10, 2004 4:53 PM

What more could you ask for? How about a trip to Maine... and a happy best friend.

Posted by: Karissa at June 10, 2004 6:05 PM

I know that those things will happen with time and effort. Hope, my dear chiz whiz counterpart. Sorry I didn't mention them, but they are on my mind. Euphoria tends to slink negativity into the corner.

Posted by: Amanda at June 10, 2004 6:19 PM

I'd echo Brian's comment... the summer after my freshman year was great. The next summer I got a job in my college town, and after that I never really went back for more than a few weeks at a time.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at June 11, 2004 3:53 PM

I plan on having this job through the summer, and I want to ask if I can do it next year too.

Posted by: Amanda at June 12, 2004 3:21 PM
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