Summer Is Here
July 08, 2011
It is officially summer. As usual for Missouri, we got a taste of summer heat and humidity a few weeks early this year. Even knowing that our hottest days are yet to come, you won't hear me complain. I am the same person who wrote a blog about hating winter.
July was always a busy, fun month at our house. Three of my children have July birthdays. There were lots of cakes to bake and always a big family party which included homemade ice cream. I still usually make cakes for the two who live nearby. This year, my son who lives on the west coast will be home shortly after his birthday, so he will probably get a cake too.
Even though Missouri summers are sometimes oppressive, I enjoy summer on the whole. I enjoy the longer days. It seems easier for me to cool off during the summer than to warm up during the winter. In fact, I often wear a sweater when I am in public buildings because they are often too cold for my blood. There are a lot of fun things to do in the summer. It starts with professional fireworks displays at various places throughout the area during the July 4th weekend. I enjoy walking outside early in the morning or in the evening. There are also baseball games, swimming, going to the park for lunch, picnics, barbecues, enjoying fresh garden vegetables, vacations or stay-cations, and of course, the Summer Reading Program at the library. It’s not too late to sign your child up and earn free books. For your convenience, you can sign up online. The program runs through July 30th and is for children, ages birth through 12th grade.
Take a break with a glass of lemonade or iced tea or have an ice cream treat. While you are relaxing, grab a book or a video that you checked out from the library and enjoy your summer.