Three-and-a-half weeks of summer left.

What an odd week this past one was. Monday and Tuesday it barely reached 70, with the lows at night touching the upper 40s. When it did warm up, it stayed below 80 until Saturday. Needless to say, there was no pool time last week.

It looks like it’s going to be more normal this week. We may even have our first 90 degree day of the year tomorrow! But after next weekend, another spell of “fall-like” temps is supposed to roll into our part of the Midwest.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. It’s been the weirdest weather year ever since our massive snow storm / arctic freeze that began on Jan. 2. The girls were still wearing coats to school in mid-May. The day before C’s birthday we had hail/sleet off and on all day. And while our summer has been pleasant, it certainly hasn’t been the typical Midwestern summer full of hot, humid days.

We have a busy week ahead of us. In the next hour or so we’re headed up to a county fair to watch the girls’ cousins show their pigs. It’s always fun to take city girls to teh country. I say that as a city kid who spent parts of each summer in the country, partially delighted, partially terrified by the animals and environment. We’re hoping for some serious pool time the rest of the week. We’ve been in the water twice this month, not counting swim team stuff. And a certain daughter of mine hits double digits in age at the end of the week. She has a part planned for the weekend and is already making sure everyone knows that this is her “special week.”

It could be a long seven days!