Thursday, May 29, 2008

It's officially summer

Yep, it's hot here in Texas. It was awhile in coming, but our lovely little weathermen are focasting a run for 100! As hot as it seems to be in Texas, we don't normally see 100s in May. A good thing, too, since July and August have plenty of those tar-bubbling, frying-egg-on-concrete, sweat-pouring days.

Nonetheless, today is my kids last day of school and we're headed to the water park.

If there is one thing we Texans know how to do, it's play in the water.

This past Memorial Day week-end was boat a-mania. Of course, there is always more than one boat on Texas lakes. It looks more like a jammed freeway on most lakes around holiday time. Nonetheless, for any of you stuck in the colder climes, I thought you might appreciate that Texas is already toasting.

I know some of you are still stuck inside -- WORKING! And I'll be hard back at it tomorrow. But since my kids are free from school, and I'm playing hooky for the day, I'll enjoy the sun and wind (and heat) for all of you who can't.

Happy summer! Whenever yours starts.

Don't forget to drop back by the porch. The tea is chilled and I have a really large fan to keep us cool.


Marilyn Brant said...

We're looking forward to our official beginning of summer vacation, too, but we have several snow days to make the year doesn't end for another week!

Hope you had fun at the water park!!

Katie Reus said...

My mom is a teacher and I can't tell you how excited she is for school to be over!! Hope you enjoyed the waterpark :)

Marilyn Brant said...

Sandra--I sent you an "off blog" email at your sbcglobal address--is that the right one to use or should I have sent it elsewhere?

L.A. Mitchell said...

OMG....I think the tectonic plates shifted and we are now neighboring Africa. Hot! Hot! Hot!

Sherry Davis said...

Ahhh. I'm so ready to go to the beach!

Sue L said...

Oh yes! LOL about 'summer is here'. We are making daily (frantic) trips down to the pond to get all the enjoyment we can before it dries up.

I have a bad feeling that the summer is going to be as insanely hot and dry as the spring was unnaturally long and wet.

Sandra Ferguson said...

Thanks to all who dropped by the porch. Suck down those sweet teas, and be sure to stay in the direct line of the fan, ladies. 'Cause here in Texas it's called sweatin' for a reason.

Texas sayings

~Watch your step! Cacti, tumbleweeds, and an occasional armadillo might be ahead.

~Welcome to the land of tar-bubbling summers, gas-guzzling pickup trucks, standard Stetson headgear, and mile-high hair.

~Welcome to the Lone Star State, and Romance With A Texas Twist!

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