Keeping Cool

(Originally posted in my old blog on July 11, 2008)

Summer seems to be in full swing. The required heat is here too. I don’t mind having the sun as much because we need it for the garden to produce the veggies that we planted. There’s just something about harvesting your own food and having it for dinner or at least preserving it. It’s a pretty good feeling.

The summer heat also provides us with a reason to make smoothies too. A few weeks ago, Kevin bought a heavy duty blender, that crushes ice. So on Friday nights, and sometimes other very hot weekdays, he can be persuaded to make smoothies using the frozen berries from last year’s garden. They’re very filling and very good, and not as fattening as what we’d normally get at Dairy Queen. Kevin made some smoothies tonight and they were soooooo good!

And finally, summer is bringing birthdays. Between last Saturday and the end of August, we will have a birthday party every two weeks. My grandma turned 90 last Saturday. We celebrated with a family dinner at Marie Callender’s. My aunt & uncle joined us from out of town and my nephew, who will be 1 in a couple of weeks, was the main entertainment. Next weekend is my nephew’s birthday and then two weeks after that is Heather’s 12th birthday and 3 weeks after that are the birthdays of my dad and brother-in-law. It’s a busy birthday summer.

So that’s the latest with this report. Due to the rising price of gas, we aren’t doing much traveling, so most of what we’ll be doing will be here at home.



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