Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hay! Well … Things to be thankful for in a drought.

I am finding myself increasingly cranky about the lack of rain and heat. Particularly the lack of rain. After all, it is the end of July … so it should be hot. But, some of this heat and humidity should work … Continue reading

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Heat Advisory vs Exercise

A heat advisory is a good reason not to exercise.  Well, exercise outside anyway.  The way Summer 2012 has gone, it would be easy to never exercise.  Which is sorta what I have done. Normally, I retire the treadmill and … Continue reading

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The Little Things

Sunday morning I did something only a country-living girl could do so easily.  After watering my dead flowers (it seems no matter how much I water them, they are struggling to stay alive in the 100+ degree heat), I hopped … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?

Or the other title The 4-H Fair! Washing and grooming, loading and unloading, showing and exhibiting really are not meant for 100 degree weather…and then there are the poor animals. 😉 The on-going heat wave and drought are making the … Continue reading

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A trip to the Adirondacks!!

No, not the mountains (although that would be nice).  How about a trip to my two, red Adirondack chairs in my yard, purchased from Rural King!?  It is a cheap and (sometimes) easy retreat to make. I love, love, love, summer … Continue reading

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Living the not-so-simple life.

Why do people think that living in the country is synonymous with a quiet, simple life? Last night was not quiet or simple. It started out well.  I was able to have pork bbq in the slow cooker for a … Continue reading

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Summer Party in the Country

What do you do when it is 100 degrees in the shade?  Throw a party … outside! Levi, my son, has started singing with a group of characters talented musicians.  They want practices in front of crowds.  I said, let’s combine … Continue reading

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