I love my neighborhood early in the morning. The birds are chirping and the animals are getting things done before the heat hits in the afternoon. The moon is still out and the humidity is low. Oh, and did I mention we are leaving for the beach tomorrow night?! I think it’s going to be a good day!
Evelina and I are leaving Thursday evening or Friday morning to go to the beach house for a couple of days. There are 2 things to which I am looking forward: late evening walks on the beach and eating the best fried chicken ever! There is a grocery store that has a cafeteria line and makes fresh, homemade fried chicken, meatloaf, fried okra, mashed potatoes. I’m getting hungry just thinking about their food!
This weeks Fun Foto Challenge from Cee’s Photography is for the topic:
THINGS WITH MOTORS FOR HOUSE OR GARAGE
Here’s my take on it:
My baby always stays in the garage/barn:
Couple of blenders:
Essential motorized item at my house:
Scooter, The Mad Mixer!:
Turtle Kraals air-conditioner:
My songs of the day are:
“Airstream Driver” by Gomez
“Joe’s Garage” by Frank Zappa
“Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” by Lauryn Hill
“Motorbreath” by Metallica
“From A Sinking Boat” by Magnetic Fields
“Chill In The Air” by Amos Lee
“Garageland” by The Clash
“Mixed Emotions” by The Rolling Stones
Summer is probably my favorite time of year for many reasons. Here are my top 10 things I love about summer:
- I love going to the beach. Everyone who knows me knows I am completely fulfilled when my butt is planted in the sand.
- It stays light until 9:00 pm. I don’t like winters when it gets dark at 5:00 pm. It is nice having daylight after I get home from work. I can get things done and enjoy a nice walk with Bentley.
- Cities are more active/more things going on. Charlotte has a lot of cultural events in the summer, but more in a general sense there seems to be stuff to do when it is warmer.
- A cool drink on a hot day. There is nothing like something really cold to drink on one of those hot, southern U.S. days!
- Washing the car when it’s really hot. What better way to cool off?!
- The feel of cool air conditioning when you come in from outside. Southern humidity can be unbearable at times. I know other parts of the country claim they have humidity, but the south invented it! And on those humid days when you walk in from outside and the cool conditioned air hits you it’s like heaven.
- Sitting outside at our favorite restaurants. One of our favorite things to do is sit outside with friends listening to the world or music.
- Long walks at the park. Evelina and I spent a lot of time in our courting days at the park so it has become a bit of a family tradition to walk around the park.
- Summer means football season is right around the corner. I miss football, but summer means September is almost here!
- The summer means more golf! And last but definitely not least, GOLF! My favorite sport. My shoulder is doing much better and I’ll start playing again in a couple of weeks. I am super excited to play again as it has been quite some time.
That’s my list, but I’d love to hear what you love about summer. Drop me a comment, send me an email or comment on one of my social media pages. Have a great weekend folks!
Evelina and I want to wish all of our American brethren a Happy Independence Day!! Our hope is everyone has a great day grilling, swimming and watching fireworks! Be safe.
How is everyone getting on? As summer warms up (here in the UK, there has been a recent heatwave), I am reading more and more about how the heat affects many of us with chronic illness. I personally didn’t struggle with the heat until about 5 years ago – now I am all about the shade, fans, Magicool and long, cold drinks (G&Ts preferably!)
The heat has recently been affecting my sleep. Rhiann from My Brain Lesion and Me has some brilliant advice on how to keep cool in this article here – I have also found that a hot water bottle filled with iced water can also help.
I’m not a great sleeper at the best of times, but the hot weather plus my ongoing saga of foot cramps waking me up in pain in the early hours of the morning really are a recipe for a completely broken…
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This is at the condo in Naples when Evelina and I got engaged in 2012. We began our trip at Disney, but Hurricane Debbie rained us out. We decided to move farther west and pass Debbie as she moved east. It worked the first day, but this video shows you how day 2 turned out!
This time 3 weeks from now Evelina and I will have our toes in the sand of the beaches of Cherry Grove Beach! I love being able to run off to the beach for a long weekend. It makes life worth living!