Ours has been hectic, but fun. Summer camps, VBS and visits from family have taken up our time, and we couldn't be happier. June has been hotter than average here. Ice tea and lemonade have been consumed in vast quantities. The freezer has done a steady business in popsicles.
Everyone on the Planet is looking forward to a mid-July Greek Geek review!!! Not really. But you know the old saying...you don't use it, you lose it. Or something like that. It will be too hot to do anything outside by then, in any case. Right? Right. (I knew you'd see it my way.)
Why is it that time seems to pass differently in the summer? The days last forever, but time flies by. It reminds me of that old Hayley Mills (of original Parent Trap fame), Summer Magic, which, of course, Butterfly knows by heart. Summer is a magical time. Enjoy it. Savor it.
I haven't been feeling very festive this year. Usually by this point, the cards are addressed and stamped, the gifts are hidden and I'm backing cookies. This year...well, bah humbug. I'm tired. I'm sick. I'm sick and tired. Whine, whine, whine.
But today, ah today! I turned on the Christmas music and something magical happened. I listened to Eartha Kitt sing Santa Baby! and suddenly I felt festive. Since then I have organized the Christmas lists, started the Christmas letter and spent quality time on American Girl dot com.
In the spirit of sharing the spirit, here are a few links to make you feel both warm and wintry.
No snow? Scribbit has plenty for all of us! Watch her power through a mile long sledding course. My kids are green - positively GREEN - with envy!
Once you're in from the cold you're sure to need some Candy Cane Cocoa! This sounds really good. (Not for the lactose intolerant!)
Looking for that unique gift item? Here's how to make a light-saber cozy...no joke. Somehow, to my way of thinking, light-saber and cozy just aren't words that should appear together in a sentence, but who am I to judge? It'll be slicing through the competition this holiday season.
Hope you enjoy the links. I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been an awfully good girl this year. So, Santa Baby, if you're reading this, the list is on the dresser. It's not too long.