Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SUMMER

As the song goes--"It's summer time and the living is easy." I think that is one of the best things everyone enjoys about summer. Summer arrived yesterday at 7:28 am edt. Summer goes from June 21st until September 22nd. I find it hard to think of September as a "summer" month, I guess it is because school has been in session for awhile. But... Summer's first day is longer, the night is shorter and the days are warmer. Warm--yes, HOT--NO! I enjoy summer don't get me wrong BUT I do not tolerate heat very well at all! Everyone needs a pair of these to see better with. Summer is a slower time, time spent outside playing in the water--boating, fishing, swimming at the pool or running through the sprinkler at home. More time is spent outside in the garden, whether it's puttering with the flowers or checking on the vegetables. We also have the lovely job of tending to our yards too. Time is also spent at the park with your family. Our family was enjoying a picnic together over last weekend when this little family showed up. Mom and her ducklings out and about for a stroll. No, Ken has not gone and changed colors--he had some blue icing from the Father's Day cake on his teeth. Very hard to get rid of--I must say. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Summertime and the living is easy-- take some time to have fun. Throw on the shorts, t-shirts, sandals/flip-flops and have a great summer. Rest, relax and do something fun! ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Here are some fun things to do: 1-Go to an outdoor concert/theatre production. 2-See an afternoon ball game. 3-Check out the DRIVE-IN or free movie nights. 4-Hit the Farmer's Markets. 5-Go to an Amusement Park, the Zoo, Art Museums, and don't forget your local library. 6-Look for FREE things to do. 7-Take a daytrip. Be a tourist in your own city. 8-Cook on the grill-have a deck dinner. 9-Enjoy the night sounds. 10-Celebrate the Fourth in style. 11-Take a staycation boost your city's economy. 12-Read a good book. 13-Eat a popsicle. 14-Take a day and DO NOTHING! 15-Spend time with your family. Happy summer!!!!! ~Keep on Dreaming~

8 comments:

  1. very very funny picture of Ken!!

    take car-
    cindy

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  2. Ken is 'blue' ... that frosting blue is nasty to get rid of I agree. At first I thought 'boy did he get smacked'!

    Have a beautiful summer day...
    TTFN ~ Hugs. Marydon

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  3. I'm gonna try and do all of those things Melinda. I'll start with relaxing. Wait, was that on the list!?! LOL!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  4. Melinda...we must be on the same wave of thinking. I just blogged about this very thing and then came over here for a visit to find this wonderful post. Summertime is great, isn't it? Thanks for these great ideas, I'm going to put some of them into play.

    Blessings,
    Kimberlynn

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  5. Thanks for such a sweet comment and always leaving them to encourage me on. Have a blessed day!!

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  6. Thanks for the fun ideas! Our town has a farmer's market and free concerts in the park that we need to check out.
    I'm always happy to see your comments on my blog, Melinda :)

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  7. I love your suggestions. I will definitely try to do as many of them as I can this summer. I am also wild about sunflowers--love your blog background.

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  8. BAHAHAHA The kids had a black and red frosted cake from grandma for their birthday and it was wicked-- the neon colors are especially bad too. But they look so pretty:)

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