Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Is Offically Here!!!

They say the only thing that is certain in life is death and taxes and that is certainly true. Recently there have been two deaths within my little circle of the world making me think about how short life really is. I found myself feeling more vulnerable than I have ever felt. I guess I needed to have some “me” time, hence my lack of blogging. I spent most of my time sitting out on the deck reading or weeding the back garden thinking of nothing important and just soaking up the warm summer days. I’m glad I chose to do that during the previous few weeks since the Southern Ontario humidity has attack with a vengeance. The other day the temperature hit 102 Fahrenheit with the humidity. Now I know that to some people that’s a good temperature but for us Cunucks it’s rather a brutal heat. I’m not sure why, but when the humidity is that high my hair seems to take on its own personality. Curls pop up in the oddest ways and the frizz; well let’s just say a curly frizzy afro is soooooooooo 1980’s. The hydro (electric for my American bloggers) bill is going to be sky high since it has been running constantly. The other day I actually dug out the plastic kid’s swimming pool and filled it up so Bentley could cool off. As you see, he lounged in it for most of the day.
Yesterday I braved an afternoon of humidity and did a bit of trail walking spending some time at my favourite spot. It’s such a tranquil place that I could spend hours there. The mosquitoes were happy to see me, but I was prepared for their welcome with some heavy duty bug spray. Oh how I wish I could take this spot and transplant it into my back yard!


 Last night I was on the back deck and I was lucky enough to catch the Super Moon. The picture doesn’t do it justice since it was a pretty amazing sight. There hasn’t been a Super Moon since March 1993 and last night the moon passed by Earth at a distance of about 221,567 miles. Once upon a time I was going to be the first woman on the moon, but then my love of animals got the better of me and I decided I was going to be a Zoologist. I didn’t become either one but sometimes I feel like I AM living in a Zoo and I’ve often wished I could send certain ones a one way trip to the moon!

Since summer is officially here, I can hear the neighbourhood kids filled with exciting chatter because there is only one day left of school. It brings me back to when I was a kid. I can remember making a tent out of a few of the old blankets and slipping under it with my book. Even back then I was a book worm and read whenever I could. My sisters and brother would be drawing pictures or colouring out on the picnic table while I was tucked away in my make shift tent reading page after page of my book. There was one summer I was especially addicted to The Little House on the Prairie serious and spent almost every waking moment with Laura Ingalls at her little cabin in the big woods and then the move to Walnut Grove. As I grew older I moved away from Laura Ingalls and became good friends with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Now that I am grown I read many different books, this summer’s read is Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss.

Next Monday is Canada Day and I hope all my Canadian Blogger friends have a safe and fun holiday weekend celebrating Canada’s 146th Birthday!!


Life in a Small Town said...

I love your spot! That's hot, even for the USA South! I had no idea it got that hot up there.

JoJo said...

I spend my summers hiding from the heat and sun and humidity. I miss the short, cool summers of the Pacific NW. I told Russell I'd move back w/ the caveat that we have a/c. My units run nonstop. I've only been outside today to let the dogs out when I woke up and already I'm nauseous and dizzy. Oh how I long for September.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I had no idea it got that hot in Ontario. And no, I don't think anybody thinks 100+ degrees is a "nice temperature." I don't even like it when it gets into the upper eighties. Bentley looks awfully happy in his pool, but I'm sure he'd move over and share it with you.

Rhondi St. Onge Peacock said...

WOOT! Bentley's a very lucky boy!!