Summer is in Full Swing

What I’ve learned in LIFE: Summer is in Full Swing!

July 20, 2016

Here are my random observations and other random thoughts that were comprised from my list of what I have learned and observed over the past week and over the years.  As a writer, when I get a random thought, I usually jot it down in my notebook wherever I am, and whenever the mood strikes me. A lot of times, I’ll read these one-liners later and wonder; what was I thinking?  Where did that come from? So don’t ask. They made sense at the time! Enjoy and let me hear your thoughts about your summer so far!

  • Is it just me, but summer sports are , well, um, let’s just say after the Stanley Cup of Hockey playoffs, sports went from exciting to watching grass grow…golf, swimming, tennis, now baseball, that’s better.
  • Golf, I watch it to see what John Daly is wearing.
  • The blond bomber ball buster sets the style for the golf course with his Pineapple Pants!
  • I repeat, John Daly wore pineapple pants for a professional golf tournament in Scotland. #yougo
  • The main highlight of the Open, Daly’s pineapple slacks. This coming from a Florida girl.
  • The British Open is not all flat; some bunkers are so huge you can lose children in them.
  • Who cares about the golf scores, the scenery is great.
  • Unlucky Mickelson. #secondisgood
  • “I’m Bored, Mom.”  Summer is in full swing.
  • It’s a skinfest at the pool, at the beach and even shopping.  I am starting to sound like my mom; “Where’s the rest of your outfit?”
  • Summer-where according to my hubby, it’s too hot outside for picnics, but when he is given the choice between obtaining his food from an adorable wicker basket or from a flaming , hot grill, he will always pick the grill.
  • Summer – when the flies steal meals from the hard working ants.
  • Did you know some meat flies can smell meat from a mile away?
  • Summer – when the meat files stay around for dessert.
  • Summer– where you wake up every morning excited to spend a full day with your children, but go to bed every night praying for school to start.
  • I’m happy it’s July, where other people have the kids for a week!  (JK, kids… Really.)
  • I learned that this week was humid and a good week for hair products.
  • On my airplane this week there was a baby in front of me that insisted on standing on his mom’s lap the entire flight.  Good thing we weren’t going to China, she would have needed thighs of steel.
  • I offered to help get the baby to settle down and to calm the other passengers, but they didn’t want my sedatives.
  • Not what you’re thinking! The sedatives were for all the adults around the baby, not the baby.  (Well, all the adults, except the pilots.)
  • The baby finally sat down because the mom threatened to take him to see Santa Claus when we landed.  (All kids are born with an instinctive terror of Santa.)
  • While driving through the farmlands of Texas, I saw a sign which read, “Used Cows for Sale”. What? Really?
  • With young adults & teens when traveling we get several hotel  rooms now.  I don’t miss the kind of family togetherness that was only achieved by cramming five people into one small hotel room.
  • With older kids, I don’t miss buying tacky souvenirs.
  • There are dozens of different ways to wear my convertible, reversible, easily packable dress that I brought on my vacation and I can only figure out one -hanging in the closet.
  • Gypset dresses, huh?  A cross between a gypsy, jet-set, bohemian, mini, maxi dress…but it packs well.
  • Summer hockey is odd; sitting in an ice rink watching hockey when it’s 102 degrees outside.
  • So how does Author, James Patterson publish two or three books a year?  My writing goal is to write as many words this year as James Patterson wrote last week.
  • My most satisfying task today was crumbling my sign, “No Chocolate-Ever!”
  • Headlines on my laptop this am, RNC winners and losers for speakers at the RNC, or the article about how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg? #perfect egg #I saw the speeches live

How’s your summer going?  Are you traveling?  Where’s your favorite city to visit?  What are your favorite things to do while visiting a new place?

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I’m your typical writer. I fill the early mornings before the sun comes up, sitting at my favorite spot, creating new characters, new scenes, and new stories. My creativity and wanderlust, especially if it involves water, never ends.

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