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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July....sigh.

In spite of wanting June to JUST HURRY UP, I am at the point of the year when I think that summer is getting away from me.  When I think about being a kid spending summers up in northern Ontario, plunging without a care (except for the occasional blood sucker...erk), into the cold lake.  Taking a bath in the very early morning with our floating bars of Ivory soap.  Playing along the coastline in hidey holes with our Troll dolls.  Remember those?  We'd take the canoe out and search for loons, or get as close as we dared to Ghost Island (named for the white birch trees that glowed eerily at night).  Summer seemed like a long, magical time.

Participating in the Post-A-Day-Every-Day Challenge last month was both fun and frustrating.  I did realize, however, that what I think of as mundane, might be interesting to someone else - who thinks of their everyday as mundane - which I find fascinating.  Etcetera.  I guess we all like to take peeks into other lives.  The Internet has opened up the possibility of friendships where they would never have been before while, at the same time, making it frustrating because these friendships are, in no small part, virtual.  We never get to sit down at the kitchen table and talk to our blog buddies (with some exceptions, of course).  So these little vignettes of home life will have to suffice.  I am already slacking off, however, as I have no photo for today's post.  I'm sure most of your can conjure up "hot and sticky".  Right, Carolyn??

Speaking of same, thank you Carolyn of Krazo Acres, for goading me into participating.  It was fun.  While I doubt very much that I will keep up the pace, I will be more diligent at posting on a regular basis.  AND I am going to pull out my beautiful birthday camera of a couple years back and learn how to use it. 

9 comments:

  1. Oh you did it and I really enjoyed the ride more would be good. I would love to sit and have a tea with you someday. Hug B

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    1. Buttons - I would LOVE that! There is so much LIFE going on out there!

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  2. Sounds like a great summer childhood experience! The blogathon was fun, but glad it's over. I had trouble squeezing it in some days....

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    1. Nancy - Yes, it did get a little stressful towards the end, but it was worth it.

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  3. I so enjoyed the glimpse into your life..I look forward to more but yes fewer...that will make the posts we get so much more enjoyed! We have our first Costata Romanesco flower today...hug flower...small very juvenile zucchini!

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    1. Fiona - I think this might be the first year I don't have zucchini. I can hardly bear the thought. Or maybe I'll be getting zucchini in September!

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  4. Yes, Thank you Carolyn. I was considering ending my blog this year, but hopefully I can keep it interesting enough as everyone else's. Susan, thanks for giving us a look-see into your life.

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    1. Kristina - I am so glad you didn't give up! I really enjoy your blog.

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  5. Our heat index the other day was 111 and my underwear was sticking to my butt. Now there's a lovely photo! ;o) Life is such a crazy mix of the beautiful and absurd that I think there's always something to post about. :o)

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