Saturday, July 31, 2010

Random Thoughts Inspired by July

Goodbye July!

I've made it, 31 days in a row of blogging.

I love these kittens. I think they are looking out the window saying good-bye to July as it disappears making room for August.

A recap of July to bid it farewell.

We had lots of rain this July which kept everything green with no danger of fires. Very few, if any, tornadoes have torn through our area at all this year. You may know a line from the song "Oklahoma!" that goes "When the wind comes sweeipin' down the plain." Sweepin' isn't always the best description for the way the wind blows through the state of Oklahoma.

July is National Ice Cream Month and National Hot Dog Month. I ate a little bit of both of those. The 4th of July, also known as American Independence Day, is the only holiday we celebrate in July. Are there holidays in July that I don't know about? Hang out at the lake day? Thank God for air conditioning day?

It's been really hot the last weeks of July. It was 105 degrees Fahrenheit today. And I do thank God for air conditioning. What were the pioneers thinking when they came through here and decided to stay? Things must have been really bad on the east coast for them to prefer a mud house (no trees) and 100+ heat and the occasional tornado. Tough people.

My baby girl turned 28 July 22. How can it be that my kids are full grown adults?

Our llama, Jack, died this summer. He lived in the goat pen and protected them from dogs. I wasn't very fond of Jack. He wasn't very friendly, a little bit big and scary, and he'd spit like a camel. YUK! But I am sorry that he died. He was part of the family, likable or not.

I worked more hours than usual at the public library during July. My boss gave me a lot of extra hours. He is helping me with my quest to get all the money in the world. Craft day with teens was fun and Children's program day with 800 (give or take) kids was other worldly. The library is no longer a quiet place to read.

I started a new blog on July 12th. It's a 4 day a week Bible Study traveling through the Bible using the lectionary readings as our guide. I'm loving it. It is a good discipline to not only read the scriptures but write about them too.

My favorite thing about July 2010 was blogging every day at NaBloPoMo, reading some great blog posts and becoming friends with Heather and Maria. I'll be posting at NaBlo throughout the year to stay in touch with my new friends and to keep reading the interesting things that are going on around the world.

I wish you all an Awesome August!


1 comment:

Mari said...

You would have loved the weather here today -- high of 81 and very low humidity. We enjoyed the day outside at Governor's Island and rented bikes. Too fun! Hope August brings you cooler weather