The pool turned green. The grass turned yellow in blotches. The leaves turned orange on their ends. We needed an extra blanket on our beds. It was inevitable. Summer 2010 was beginning its decent.
Summer is a bit like Christmas. The anticipation is exciting. You make plans and try to pack every moment full of seasonal festivities. You try to balance work vacations with childcare registrations. You never have the budget you expect, or the freedom to chill out quite as you envisioned it.