Letter # 17: Future Summer

Dear Future Boyfriend,

Right now we don't know when your first summer together will occur. I'd like to hold out hope that it will be sooner rather than later, but we both know that the world has a funny way of taking us down some winding paths. Nothing is every straight and simple and I know you'll know, making you truly appreciate the moment our paths meet.

But let's get prepared because that first summer is going to be a hot one. I hope it's a steamy one for us personally. Hot afternoons in bed with bourbon on ice or rum mixed with fruity smoothies. We'll take advantage of days off and nights too sticky to do anything but stay inside. Maybe we'll read together, for a bit, until our books can't captivate us anymore. But I have a feeling that it's going to a doozy in temperature too. I'll probably get cranky can complain that I look fat in just about everything I put on. Laugh at me and pull me back to bed. Tell me that it's just the heat talking and agree that walking outside feels like traveling in chocolate pudding.

I'll probably find a television show, that first aired years ago, and want you to watch it with me in the air-conditioned dark. Chances are you're like me and don't want watch too much television on a regular basis. Or at least that's what you like to think, but really you a few shows that come fall are on your "must see" list. And the one I'm watching our first summer may not be something you'd watch on your own, but you'll cuddle up and get hooked just as quickly as me. We'll drink wine, or cold beer, while under a blanket for a few hours and relish in lazy.

Then, on those first summer mornings, you'll want to wake early with me. Well, early enough to be up before midday but late enough that we're not up before the sun. And I'll be honest right now in saying that I hope you make me chai tea more than I make you coffee. But as long as we're being honest you'll say you don't mind because you know I make terrible coffee. And then maybe, after a cup of morning coffee and a dash of morning sex, you'll want to go bike riding, or walking, or out for breakfast. And because I am smitten so much, I'll have to say yes. Even if breakfast is my least favorite meal.

Looking forward to it and I know you are too.




  1. Shannon- this was lovely. Just lovely. Made me all swoony this Monday AM.

  2. Your future boyfriend is a lucky man.

  3. Thanks for sharing. This made me smile.

  4. lovely. breakfast is my most favorite meal and i make excellent coffee.

    your future boyfriend better be good enough to deserve you, lady.

  5. Thank you all, so very much for your kind comments.
    I too hope he thinks he is a lucky man and good enough to deserve me. I also hope I'm not waiting until I'm in 60s for him, but good things come to those who wait. Right?

    Again, thanks so much for reading & the sweet, sweet comments.