July 2009 Archives

Heading North

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At the end of this week we are flying up to Minnesota with Delaney and Ella in tow and will spend the weekend visiting Steve's folks.  The girls are mighty excited - both are thrilled that our flight leaves at 7:30 am, meaning we will need to get the the airport by about 6 am. 

I can't get over how much they both like to travel and hopefully in the years to come there will be many more opportunities for that kind of adventure!  There are so many places I still want to see in my lifetime, and having them along as travel companions will add so much to my enjoyment.  I may have to get a job to finance the trips, though - travel has become so expensive!!

Sunday brunch

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We celebrated Steve's 58th and Ella's 6th birthday with a nice Sunday brunch at our house.  We usually have scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, various fruits, and Grandma C's coffee cake, cinnamon rolls  and tea rings depending on the supply in the freezer!  Today we also served mimosas and red roosters which really hit the spot.  A good time was had by all, and Ella especially as she got to open lots of great gifts!!

Squirrels with white tails

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These odd looking creatures have been visiting our yard alot this summer.  There are two large red squirrels and two small ground squirrels with these fancy white tails and I haven't been able to find out exactly why they all appeared at the same time.  From what I read on the internet white tails are due to a mutation ~ it just seems odd that these four squirrels would show up at the same time.  Must be global warming..... {grin}


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About the only person I know who is happy about it being July (already!) is the Birthday Girl-to-be, Ella Dawn.  She will turn 6 on the 23rd and absolutely cannot wait. 

Everyone else, on the other hand, is lamenting the end of June - that magical beginning of the summer months.  June is light and airy, full of the promise of "this year being better than last" for all the flower and vegetable growers.  It is green and lush, has cool mornings and evenings and overall makes one feel young and carefree again - like those first days when school was out for the summer. 

So, here comes July.  Independence Day is always quite wonderful but it seems like the very next day comes the harsher part of summer.  Hotter and more humid mornings and evenings.  Plantings that are beginning to wilt or succumb to diseases.  But probably most of all, I always begin to feel that summer has hit her high spot and from now on it's downhill all the way toward autumn.   Thankfully I do not have these July thoughts every day, in fact most days are still every bit as enjoyable as June's.  

Throughout June, July and August it helps to think of these wise words:

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  ~Henry James

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