Thursday, August 04, 2011

Oh My...

A Summery Shot from our Vacation in B.C.

We're back from holidays. This week has been a time of catch up in the garden, doing laundry and grocery shopping, not to mention finishing up and sending off to my editor a 1400-word article (about blogging) for a writers' publication that comes out this fall.
Which makes it feel like the summer is flying by far too quickly for me.  Couldn't believe the calendar when it said August 1st!  I meant to jump back into my 'regular' blogging schedule when we turned the calendar, but here it is the 4th already.

This month marks my 3rd blogiversary, and I want to host a giveaway or two this month as well as get back to the great pleasure of visiting you all more regularly and leaving 'footprints' in your comment boxes. I've been missing you!  Always I have a chair for you in the smallest parlor in the world, to wit, my heart. (Emily Dickinson)

Apparently our region is in for some heat over the next few days.  Yaaah....that means we'll be sipping mojitos as we savor the delicious contrast of sultry afternoons with iced glasses of lime and mint mixed with a splash of rum!  (Click on the link here and you'll find a great recipe of this amazing Cuban drink.

As quoted by Brandy, "This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time!

I'm off in a while to pick up friends at the airport who've been doing the Grand Tour in Europe this summer.  I can hardly wait to hear their stories. I'll leave you with a few more summery thoughts.

 Some Summery Thoughts

Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted.
~ John Lennon
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
~ Gandhi

If you don't start out the day with a smile,
it's not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.
~ Anonymous

Rest is not idleness...
listening to the murmur of water
or watching the clouds float across the sky
is hardly a waste of time.
~ John Lubbock

Happy Day to you,


  1. Welcome home Brenda! I know what you mean about the summer flying by...

  2. I would love to read your article.

    Your post is lovely as always. I agree that summer is flying too quickly.

    Blessings to you!

  3. Welcome back! I have missed you so much! Thanks for dropping by the Lazy Bee today! It always makes me smile to read your comments!

    I love the summery quotes! The ones about "wasting time" were the ones that most hit home!

  4. good thoughts, summer is running away fast but I love fall and its coolness...

  5. Happy Blogiversary! Look forward to the giveaways! :-)

  6. Welcome home, Brenda! Glad to hear you had a good time and I'm with you on not understanding how the summer can just fly by.

    Happy Blogiversary! Wow. Has it really been 3 years?!?

    How funny! Can this be a case of great minds think alike??? I just picked up a 3lb bag of limes this week (my hubby thought this rather strange) because I've been wanting to try making mojitos. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to make some.

  7. Hi Brenda! Welcome back! I'm so happy that you had such a nice time on your trip. We missed you too, but I loved hearing about your updates as you traveled along. Thanks for the mojito recipe! I enjoy those too, they are very refreshing when it gets hot. It was 105 here today! I hope that you keep cool in the days to come. Have a lovely evening! Delisa :)


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