Good morning! It’s a beautiful, lush warm day here in West Michigan, USA. Time for some randoms from my little corner of the world ~
1 ) Summer days, make me feel fine ~ We’ve enjoyed a stretch of the most gorgeous summer weather over the past while ~ cooler nights, warmer days, with temps hovering around 80F. Low humidity, blue skies … the kind of weather tourists flock to Michigan for. Chamber of Commerce Directors couldn’t have ordered better weather!
2 ) Back-to-School ~ BTS is very different this year, with some schools resuming classes in full, others virtually, and some doing a mix of both. I always take our grand-daughter on a BTS shopping day and she recently asked if that was “still on.” I saw the hesitation in her eyes and exclaimed, with enthusiasm, OF COURSE it’s still on! At the time we had the conversation, her school’s fate was still unknown, and I’m not sure it’s sorted out even yet. Kids do better with routines and both of us like having things to look forward to. So we will plan on a fun sleepover, shopping, cooking together, long chats with me and Pops, she’ll enjoy a too-long shower (always allowed at Nana’s), and wake to a lumberjack breakfast. I’ll take her home full, pampered and happy. And if the only place she wears her new stuff is in the neighborhood or on a video lesson, so be it.
3 ) National book-lovers Day is today, August 9th~ Now this is a holiday I can get behind! 🙂 Supper is simmering in the crock-pot, I took my daily walk at 7am and soon I’ll be snuggled up with a new book. Someday, when I retire, I’m certain I’ll spend the first year, or twenty, reading.
4 ) Discoveries ~ I’ve been an Amazon shopper for years and a Prime Member for about a year. I knew the membership included a host of benefits, like free shipping, and free video content. BUT – I just discovered something I probably knew, but forgot, or read in a hurry and glossed over and that is Prime MUSIC. Oh Mylanta am I ever enjoying this. Fun, fun, fun!
5 ) A major award ~ Remember that scene in “A Christmas Story” when Ralph’s Father wins “a Major Award?” Ha ha! I, too, won a major award, recently. We had a fierce but friendly competition at work and our efforts netted me both an individual first place and my team the team award ~~ We were all awarded $$ in Amazon gift cards.
Guess what I spent my points on?
What made your heart happy this week?