Sunday, July 21, 2013

We're Having a Heat Wave

   Whew ! Has it been Hot in New Hampshire!  We've had seven straight days with temperatures in the 90's, but today the humidity is lower and we topped out with temps around 88 degrees.  It was still a pretty good beach day, and last week was excellent for anyone on vacation.  We used our pool as much as possible, then retreated to our air conditioned TV room.
     Our one year old rescue dog actually seems to enjoy the pool!  We got him a safety vest which keeps him floating while he paddles around.  Bruno has a couple of toys that float, and he is more concerned with grabbing them, than he is worried about being in the deep end.  It also helps that he holds them above the water line, which helped him to stop trying to drink the pool water.  Right now, he always goes into the water by way of  the stairs, but my husband is convinced that he will be jumping off the side of the pool before the end of the summer.  I'll keep you all posted with our progress.
     Summers in New England are pretty short, and so it is important to take advantage of all the beach days that get to enjoy.  Grilling burgers and a couple of side salads makes for an easy supper.  Any night that there are no pans to scrub is a gift to me.  I'm thankful for my blessings, and I try to enjoy each day!
      Another great thing about summertime is baseball, and the Red Sox are playing the Yankees at Fenway Park tonight.  I think the Red Sox are ahead right now, and so I'm gonna run and catch the end of the game.....and the beat goes on......the beat goes on......

Sunday, July 14, 2013


   Hi body is back to work, but my mind is still on vacation.  The heat wave extended through the entire 4th weekend, and we enjoyed our pool immensely.
   Hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July celebrations.  We watched TV from home as the Boston Pops performed on the Esplanade.  All of the performers were from Boston this year, and the theme was Boston Strong.  Many of the survivors of the Marathon bombings were in the front row, and the metro transit cop, who was wounded in the gun fight in Watertown, Mass.  lead the Pops for a few songs.  He was an inspiration to everyone even though he is on crutches, and still has a long recovery ahead of him.
  The 1812 Overture is the signature event, and it was fantastic!  The anthems for each service branch was played, and the audience was asked to stand if they had ever served,as the crowd cheered with gratitude.  Maestro Keith Lockhart reminded us that Boston invented the United States.  If it were not for the original Patriots in Boston in 1776, with the Boston Tea Party, and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, who knows if America would be free today.  It is fitting that Boston's Independence Day celebration was the first of its kind in the country.  I believe it started in 1976, as part of the nation's Bi-Centennial (200 years).
  The fire works display was wonderful.  We were worried about leaving our dog home alone with the neighborhood fire works, and  really had no desire to venture too far from our air conditioning.
  Hopefully there is still a lot more summer weather is ahead of us, and our remaining vacation days are full of sun and fun.....and the beat goes on.....the beat goes on......