Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hello Summer Hodgepodge!

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1. The first day of summer rolls in later this week. What are ten things you'd put on your list of  quintessential summer activities? Will you try to manage all ten this summer?

Swimming in the pool, getting a tan, going to the beach, eating watermelon, watching fireworks, making smores over the firepit, going to Sonic for 1/2 price shakes after 8, listening to outdoor music play live in town, giving myself a bright colored pedicure and eating breakfast on the deck. Yes, I will try to manage all ten this summer.

2. Do you collect seashells when you're at the beach? What do you do with them once you get them home? What's your favorite place to comb for seashells? How many of these 'best beaches for hunting seashells' have you visited? Which one would you most like to visit?

Calvert Cliffs State Park (Maryland), Jeffrey's Bay (South Africa), Sanibel Island (Florida), Shipwreck Beach (Lanai Hawaii), Ocracoke Island (North Carolina), Galveston Island (Texas) and The Bahamas

I sometimes collect seashells at the beach.  I wash them and use them to decorate when I get them home.  I like to look for them as I walk along our local beach.  I have not visited any of the beaches listed but will say Long Island has many beautiful beaches.  I would most like to visit Ocracoke Island.  North Carolina is on my list for future vacations. 

3. At a snail's pace, shell out money, come out of your shell, go back into your shell, drop a bombshell, happy as a clam, clam up...which 'shell' phrase could most recently be applied to some event or circumstance in your life? Explain.

At a snail's pace best describes the completion of our back deck.  My husband has been busy sanding it and we have been getting lots of rain so that has made the process very slow.  We have to finish staining it but need the weather to cooperate. 

4. What summer activity do you dislike? Why?

Anything outdoors during the day that doesn't involve water because I do not like to sweat. 

5. What's something you see as quickly becoming obsolete? Does that bother you?

Hand written letters.  Yes it bothers me.  Texting and emailing are great but there is nothing like receiving a hand written letter in the mailbox. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

                                                                Happy Summer!



  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comment... I actually love your response to #5 and wish I had thought of that one, too... email is so impersonal.. and can actually cause relationship trouble because of being misunderstood..
    and btw I am your newest follower. Thanks for posting!!!

  2. Sweating is definitely on my dislike list and that is a side effect of yard work, the activity I dislike in the summer. I loved the days of writing letters. I moved far away from home when I got married and the trip to the mailbox was a highlight of my day to see what letters were there. I know all about staining the deck and the weather. Hope it gets done for you soon.

  3. Yes, I will have to agree about the state of NC...a little partial I guess but there really is so much to do. It has been years since we went to Ocracoke...riding the ferry back to the mainland was a relaxing trip too!

  4. I agree - and I need to send more handwritten notes. I had the same idea and created photo greeting cards. It's fun to send an actual letter! I know that I love to get an actual note in the mail, something besides bills. :-)

  5. Enjoy your summer activities. Hope your deck gets done soon....enjoy! I agree with hand written notes.

  6. Yes to bright colored pedi and to Sonic happy hour! Sometimes we go there and then walk around this lake across the road from it. So nice.

  7. Hello Friend,
    I agree about handwritten notes. I do my best to continue the art. I send out cards once a month to some dear friends who do not live close.

    Happy Summer!

  8. I didn't know about the milkshake deal. Hmmm.... Hope you get to everything on your summer bucket list! Happy Weekend!


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