Friday, August 13, 2010

RevGalBlogPals Friday Five: Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer Friday Five

As posted by SingingOwl

Here in the snow belt state of Wisconsin we long for the first signs of spring--perhaps a crocus poking up through the snow, or a pussy willow bud popping out even beneath ice. The first appearance of robins, that most cheery little hopper of birds, causes widespread rejoicing. Spring is followed by summer, a time for home-grown tomatoes, watermelon, corn on the cob, all sorts of "fests," back yard "fry outs" (what they call a barbecue here, for some reason) and trips near and far.

I love summer, and wait anxiously for it every year. So how is it that we have arrived at the hot and humid "Dog Days" of August, and I have not done nearly enough of what I planned to do? I want to pack in as much as I can before snow flies once again.

How about you? And what is happening for those of you who are in a different hemisphere than I, and it may be cold?

1. What is the weather like where you live?

HOT! We're on a streak of 100+ temperature days.

2. Share one thing you love about this time of year.

Air conditioning and a little slower pace for church stuff.

3. Share one thing you do NOT love about this time of year.

Everyone else being on vacation and not coming to church.

4. How will you spend the remaining days leading up to Autumn?

The "back-to-school" practices for band are in full swing for both kids and registration for school is completed. So, we're squeezing in as much fun as we can as we prepare for the beginning of school.

5. Share a good summer memory.

I spent as much time as possible in the summer at my grandparent's farm. Grandpa always went to the State Fair and I loved going with him. My first ever Big Mac was consumed at the McD's across the street from the State Fair and no one thought I could eat the whole thing because I was a scrawny little kid. It turned into a family story. They talked about me eating that Big Mac forever

Bonus: What food says SUMMER to you?

Watermelon ........ mmmmmm


Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

i'm with you on the watermelon ! ;)
and loved your mcD story - a great grandpa memory - thank God for those ...

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

forgot to mention the laugh i had when your page linked in & there was the flapping eared dog facing the fan ! excellent ;)
thanks for posting !

Sharon said...

Great pic for hot days! Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your summer with the kids!

Jan said...

I loved the beagle and the fan!

SingingOwl said...

What Faith Hope and Cherrytea said. And I LOL at the dog and fan pic! Hilarious!

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