Summer officially arrived at 1:04 Eastern Standard Time.
And here in Happy Monkey Land we did not celebrate it with dancing nekkid in the sunshine, as per the druids of ancient days (or even as some of those who gather at Stonehenge even now).
It instead was met with a series of what will now be known as the Miracles of the Summer Solstice.
Miracle #1 – The Three Monkeys let me sleep until NINE! Well, technically, it was only The Little Monkeys, as Monkey #1 was himself still sleeping. No yelling. No screaming. No fighting over which channel to watch. No peeking into my room and then jumping onto my bed. Just sleep. Heavenly sleep.
Miracle #2 – I had mentioned to The Monkeys that the inside of my car needed cleaned out. Well, Monkey #1 and the Girl Child take it upon themselves to get my spare key, clean out the car AND THEN VACUUM IT. It is important to note that this was completely unprompted. Later in the afternoon, we all decided to go out and wash my car. Big fun was had by all.
Miracle #3 – After cleaning out my car, Monkey #1 handed me some mail he had retrieved from inside. I thought it was all junk. Until I felt one, opened it, and discovered my new debit card inside. I have been without it for three weeks, after SWEARING to the bank I never got it. Just in time too. The Netflix account ran out today.
Miracle #4 – We ate dinner together, at the table, with my mother, with no screaming, no yelling, no meltdowns, no screams of “SHUT UP!” Just talking and laughing. Oh, and they all ate without my having to nag or set the kitchen timer.
Miracles one and all, I tell ya.
You know, summer always has been my favorite season. The sun beating down, warming me. I feel like a little hot house flower, soaking up the rays. And I know not every summer day will be as lovely as today. But, today? It was truly a miraculous day.