Thursday, July 21, 2016

July -- Where Did It GO??

Today is the 20th day of July!  What the heck happened to the summer?  And why does it seem like July 4th was just a minute ago?

Time sure flies when you're having fun, I guess.

Last week Saturday was our family reunion picnic.  My mom's side of the family has been getting together in the summer for about 20 years or so.  She had seven brothers and three sisters who all had pretty good sized families.  I think I have like 47 first cousins and of course my five brothers and one sister... and they mostly have kids and some of their kids have kids.  It's a big batch of people!

The original group, my mom and all her siblings, are now watching the picnic from heaven.  Or so I choose to believe!

We had four 'aunties' attending this year.  One of my mom's brothers was divorced and remarried, and this year his ex-wife attended with one of her sons, and his widow came too.  It was a little odd at first but they all got along famously.

The newest baby there was just seven weeks old.

And yes, before you ask, I did hold her for a while.  A long while, in fact, during which she slept like a little princess!  DD came along and said "Oh, I see you found a baby!"  :-)

Do you know that even a small baby gets heavy when they sleep?  So I had to adjust my elbow and let her curl up against my shoulder.  That was SO nice!

Miss A wanted to stay to the end, so when her mom had to go back home she stayed with me.  She was having so much fun playing that she forgot to eat or drink!  So on the way home her head started to ache, and the last ten minutes in the car were crying...

Alternate rule:  Eat ice cream...
Rules for being out in the heat:

When it's more than 85 or 90 degrees, don't go out unless you must.
Drink LOTS of water, more than you normally do.  Some authorities recommend a cup of water every 20 minutes. 
Drink WATER, not sugary beverages like soda.  Unless you're working out and replacing electrolytes or something water is what your body needs.
Wear light, cool clothing and a hat!
If you must be outside, be in the shade as much as you can be.
Use sunscreen and reapply it according to the package directions.

The hottest part of the day is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

It's going to be hot in Wisconsin this weekend.  Pay attention to your pets if they're out, stay cool and

Could you fry an egg on the sidewalk?  Maybe not THIS egg!!
sew on...