I love summer-time! No, I don’t love the beach. No, I don’t love to swim. No, I don’t love the heat. I’m a teacher, and I love having ten weeks to read, write, knit, felt, run, take care of my home and spend lots of time with family and friends every summer. However, this summer was especially wonderful. This may sound strange, but my husband was laid off on July 15, and it was a good thing. It was a good thing because we had lots of time to spend together. We had coffee together every day. We ate meals together. We had cocktails hour together. I love my husband, and I love being with him. This summer was wonderful! Thank You, God, for a career that blesses me with the summer off. Thank You, God, for the summer of 2011.