Thursday, July 30, 2009


Ooo...Ooo...I'm late!
I almost didn't get to play.

But I made it back from our little trip to the mountains for Writer's Workshop from Mama Kat/

I liked all of this week's prompts, but I chose:

Seven Things I LOVE About Summer

1) Doing NOTHING!!!!!
Who doesn’t love those long days of nothingness? I love getting up in the quiet coolness of the morning and enjoying cookies and coke while reading the paper. (And the teenagers love that I am not waking them up). Then I putter around the house doing a couple loads of laundry, organizing things, watering the flowers, and grocery shopping. And then it’s off to the pool to do a whole lot of NOTHING. Come home, clean up, cook dinner and do some more NOTHING. Love it!!!!

I love reading and it seems like there isn’t much time for sitting around the pool reading during the school year. Maybe because the pool is closed. I love historical fiction and mystery/thrillers……….no pulp fiction or chick lit though! Some recent good reads are People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, Moloka’i by Alan Brennert, Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom.

We probably use the grill 3 out of 4 nights that we eat at home. Chicken, Beef, Burgers, Dogs, Kielbasa, Veggies……..its all good!

Call me crazy! I like em! I know they are a pain to shop for, but once I find one I like, I want to go to the pool all day everyday and live in it. Two of my pregnancies were spent being a beached whale by the pool. I loved it!

I don’t think I have to explain this one. Juicy watermelon, nectarines, cherries, peaches, all manner of berries. Eat whole. Eat cut up. Cobblers, crisps, pies, smoothies!

Fake Otter Pops. I don’t like the name brand Otter Pops. I like the off brand TROPICAL ones from WalMart. I like em because they come in flavors like Banana, Pineapple, Watermelon (or some pink flavor) etc.

7) Doing NOTHING!
Have I mentioned that I absolutely LOVE the fact that, for the most part, our days are unscheduled? The whole day is stretched before you. Should we go to the park, take a hike, see a movie, go to a museum, explore a place we haven’t been ……….or………do nothing?


Amy McMean said...

I love the ice pop's also. We always refer to them as the color. I want a pink one, I want a purple one. They just scream summer

~KC~ said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and for your advice!
We also have a constant supply of those ice pops in our freezer. Love them, they are so good!

Dan said...

A little fixated on the doing nothing aren't we? {*grin*}

I have to agree about the fresh fruit and vegetables. That is what makes summer good for me.

P.S. Thanks for dropping by.

I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

So I can totally relate... I'm currently that pregnant beached whale reading a good book (A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini) by the pool eating ice pops and doing nothing! Although i was NOT aware there are pineapple ones.... i MUST find those!

debilyn said...

fantastic list!!
so happy you're enjoying summer..

Allison Williams said...

I agree with all of these!!! I haven't tried the otter pops but watermelon sounds good!

valerie said...

Love your summer! I love to do nothing too. Sitting outside in the evening with a little breeze, sitting around doing nothing. I love the fruit too. I went crazy at costco the other day. Nectarines, strawberries, cherries. LOVE them all!

Shirley said...

I love freezer pops too! And fresh fruit! Right now it's peach time. They have been sooo good.

Don and Kelley said...

I love it too! At the Hill Cumorah Pageant we had these "otter pops" that were Italian ice. Awesome!

Kim said...

they keep running out of otter pop type things here!!!!!!!