I know, right? What are you saving it for?? I should have put grilling steak into my pre-nup. Or looked into a pre-nup. Or whatever. Except at that time he wasn't the expert he has since become. He has Jedi mastered grilling steak. I will have to do a whole separate post about that because SERIOUSLY. Major Thankfuls please report to my tastebuds.
|Neither of these are my spouse. At this time.|
hahahaha sorry, I couldn't resist.
Let's be THANKFUL I'm not.
Even though this was a short week, here I am thankfuly typing out what will be my THIRD post in a week, like a line worker in a word factory. Lizzi and her #YesAll movement inspired me to remember what an amazing role model my grandmother was/is. I shouldn't need reminding but that's why we invented computers so have a seat. Then I popped my FTSF cherry and linked up to Finish the Sentence Friday talking about Bathing Suit season! Which sort of relates to my post about my grandmother, so great timing thankfully.
Speaking of thankful, this is part of the now YEAR-OLD Birthday Spank-ful edition of the Ten Things of Thankful. Click *here* to saddle up and ride this delightful rodeo.
|sunscreen EVERY day? Oooohhh|
It hasn't snowed for 2 whole weeks!
I have a slight sunburn and
My sister's pool is open, so F.U. Vitamin D deficiency.
A lot of moms complain about summer with the kids out of school, but for me summer was a much-needed major life vacation. So thankful to have this one whole year break in between my first-born graduating high school last year and my middle child starting preschool this fall, and that sounds SUPER weird but that's how the reality show of my life played out. Thankful.
Homework took hours some nights with my son, it was a constant struggle, so summer was the life. I liked it as much as Olaf thought he would in Disney's Frozen.
If you haven't seen it, this is the best scene. I'm not a musical fan, but this was the best part of the movie. This is a snowman singing about how great summer must be.
From Disney's World of ColorSo after our typical 2 weeks of Spring, it's almost 90 degrees and time to beat the heat with homemade popsicles, yogurt pops, frozen fruit and Summer drinks. I haven't posted a drink recipe in awhile, lately I've been in "just add vodka" mode.
Except juice is better than soda to me. It's also good to take any juice and add lemon or lime juice, and/or maybe a shot of carbonated lemon-lime soda (we make our own soda because I'm CHEAP) and again, for maximum results when not operating heavy machinery:
Just add vodka.
Or rum, or whatever you prefer.
These 'fancy' ice cubes with blueberries, or grapes or whatever is on sale, are an easy summer thing that cool us off, keep us drinking water and make my family think I know what I'm doing.
You can make these ahead of time and then just throw them right in to your water bottes,
coffee mug o' whiskey, whatever you got goin on. Stay hydrated, that's totally a thing health nuts say.
If wine is your thing, here's a pretty easy-looking recipe (4 ingredients) for Wine Slush with Watermelon:
If you're looking for something stronger, and/or a good belly laugh, here's a recipe for The Simpson's "Flaming Homer"
(later called The Flaming Moe)
from that hysterical episode of The Simpson's. This blogger swears she actually lit it on fire with Bacardi 151 and then drank it.
Click it to check it, if I'm lyin I'm dyin:
That has to be 10(thousand) and if not I'm calling it on word count alone. To quote my grade school yearbook:
"School is a bummer, have a great Summer!"