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Summer. It’s here.


Stepped out on the back porch this morning:  6:30 a.m. and it’s 74 degrees and an accompanying 93% humidity.

Lord, have mercy.

Summer is here.

Not a shocker, though.  It is mid-May and that’s how we roll.  The thunderstorms should be rolling in any time.  Hopefully not before our youngest has her final elementary school field trip to see the local baseball team play.

Ah well, this is when I am oh so grateful for a job inside with A/C freezing us out.

This is why I am so grateful for Hubby’s job commuting 3 days a week instead of slinging concrete and laying curbing all day.

This is why I am grateful to have started swimming in lieu of running…..although it will be cancelled due to thunderstorms today.

The seasons of life, right?

Well.  Welcome summer.  Time to bust out sprinklers, popsicles, sunscreen and beach paraphernalia.  It’s going to be a hot one!



Spring fever Saturday

Day 6 of the blog-o-thon and SATURDAY.  Not to make anyone feel bad, but oh MY word!!!!!  The weather is stunning already and it’s only 7:20 a.m.

The life of a parent:  so funny…we had all 4 kids OUT of the house last night at once, which is unheard of. However…….as life would have it…..the times overlapped a bit and by the time we had the youngest dropped off at the skate rink, the tax guy showed up an hour earlier than anticipated, as he was finishing up our youngest son made it home.  The great news is that we were still able to sit and enjoy the 2nd to last episode of Downton in peace!!  And the taxes are done.  Not to mention we had leftovers, so I didn’t have to cook.  Overall:  GREAT night and no complaints!

Alleged to creep to almost 80 degrees today and we have a bike ride on the beach planned for the afternoon!!

Stole this from a friend who was at the beach the other day!!

Stole this from a friend who was at the beach the other day!!

Until then, though…..I must pay the bills and get the grocery list ready to tackle the “must-dos” before the “fun-dos”.

Happy Saturday!!!

Stormy start to the week

image cred: NOAA

It’s been a blustery weekend as we watch Tropical Storm Isaac make its way through Haiti, Cuba, the Keys and now working its way toward land via the Gulf in a track similar to Hurricane Katrina  7 years ago.  Fortunately, it is by no means as strong as Katrina, but nerve-wracking nonetheless for everyone in its path.

When we moved here 8 years ago, we had a string of Hurricanes….4 in a row within a 6 week period.  To this day, I still don’t sleep well when we have a bad storm come through.  I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like for the residents of Mississippi and Louisiana who suffered through the destruction of Katrina.  Then again, weather is weather.  We can’t do anything about it.  Just make preparations, safe choices and hope for the best, right?  So, we will move on through our day today.  Rain, wind, bluster.  School, work.  See what the next few days bring.

Sleepy Sunday

8 a.m.  OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!!  I don’t remember the last time we ALL stayed in bed so late.  YIKERS!!!  Even Hubby (to which our youngest said, “Good job, Dad!!”–since he’s usually up and gone early in the week and then has the routine of the week waking him early on the weekend as well.

Since this is our forecast/radar today….all that GREEN heading our way (supposedly not until later today), it could potentially be a super LAZY day today!  I have lots of little inside projects, or a nap, or a new book to read.  We shall see what the skies show after Mass…but I’m getting excited about a little rain (and so is our poor crunchy grass!).  **So excited I just learned to screen save AND screen save a ‘specific’ area on the screen.  It’s the little things….

There are only a couple of days left in Blog-Every-Day-in-May.  We are most certainly past the “Love” portion of the month into the “Hate” portion of the month and rejoicing the silly daily blogging is almost done!!!  I

t’s a long holiday weekend here in the States as we observe Memorial Day, a day/long weekend, we remember, in gratitude all fallen soldiers serving our country in all wars to protect our freedoms that we certainly take for gratitude on a regular basis.

Based on the long weekend, there may be a smattering of posts along the way…but be sure to check them out!  Happy Sunday and blessings to all!!








I’m baaaaack….a (semi) photo essay.

To properly welcome back “my Precious” to the blog world, I thought I’d post some pictures from our time away…even though I was still click, click, clicking way with my camera and my phone.

Caught a glimpse the leftovers from a very busy spider one morning on the way out…

We’ve had some amazing weather…

Then we had a super cold morning…here I am walking and completely regretting leaving my hat and gloves at home!

A birthday breakfast for our girl hitting the double digits!

Saw a Mama duck and her babies on a walk around the lake with my girls…

We had wonderful friends come for a visit… (yes, it’s blurry, but really the fact that my clown son was able to get a decent picture in the midst of his hijinks and making us giggle is pretty impressive!)

To be continued on tomorrow’s Quick Takes @ Conversion Diary….