Patricia Bates http://ofinkandquille.blogspot.com
Kay Springsteen http://kayspringsteen.wordpress.com
Anne K. Albert http://anne-k-albert.blogspot.com
Gabrielle Bisset http://gbisset.blogspot.com
Delia Latham – I like this one because I’m a romance writer, and it makes me think.
“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.” —Bern Williams
But I love this one because it’s so true…
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” —James Dent
Love those quotes. Thanks for sharing. Anyone else have a quote to share?
Gabrielle Bisset – My favorite quote about summertime is from a Sam Cooke song aptly titled “Summertime”. One of my professors in college used to say this all the time, and it stuck. “It’s summertime and the living is easy.”
Anne K. Albert – I’m not much of a gardener, but hubby and I sometimes farm sit for friends who have an incredible garden. It’s a bonus to harvest all the delectable food, but not have to plant or weed the garden!
Yes, definitely a bonus! This year we put a fabric weed barrier down so we wouldn’t have to weed the garden. Last year, we didn’t put the barrier down and we weren’t so diligent in weeding; our garden was like a jungle.
Any other mishaps on the beach or during summer vacation that you ladies would like to share?
Stacy Juba – Um...yeah. Last summer, I was at a park and bent to pick up a sunhat. When I straightened, I whacked my forehead into these unusually low monkey bars. I was bleeding, it was hurting, and it was embarrassing. My family assured me it was minor, but for days I was worried about a concussion.
Wow, sounds painful. I’m glad you were OK after that.
Heather Haven – We’ve been lost, missed our plane connections, had busses break down, got sick, and the like…It’s all a part of traveling.
Killarney Sheffield – When I was a kid my stepfather was getting undressed in the camper for bed and bent over and burned his butt on the propane heater. LMAO, he had grill marks on his behind. *snicker.
Ouch! Hopefully everyone can laugh about that now. Julie, do you have any movies on your list to see this summer?
Julie Lence – Not in the movie theater. I can't stand sitting in those chairs for two hours. I prefer to wait until they come out on dvd and then rent them so I can stretch out on the couch and be comfortable.
Elaine Marie Cooper – Are there any good ones coming out? I’m always ready for a good movie with popcorn!
Julie, my husband and I like to go out to the movies, but I agree that sitting in those chairs is hard on my knees…especially because you can’t stretch your legs out. You have a much better idea to stretch out on the couch. That’s why we started getting Netflix movies. We just got a new TV after having a lemon for several years so it is nice watching movies at home.
Elaine, we just saw X-Men 1st Class and that was a good movie. We’re going to see the new Transformers movie soon. Yes, I do get my husband to watch girly movies too.
Elaine Cantrell – Yep, sure did. A wave broke over my head and I lost my top. I ducked under the waves to keep hidden, but my father thought I couldn’t get up and kept trying to pull me to shore.
Sorry that happened to you but at least I wasn’t the only one! Thanks for sharing that Elaine.
So Wend, do you wear sunscreen? Do you like tanning or just enjoy being in the sun, but get easily burned?
Wend Petzler – Sunscreen is always put on first thing in the morning. I love tanning, but the fear of cancer demands precautions.
I couldn’t agree more. Cher, are you a camper and how do you fare out in the wild woods?
Cher Green – I’m not too excited about camping, but I’ve gone before. I love camping.
I’m not much for camping as I mentioned earlier. I’m sure my DH will get me to go again sometime in the future.
JoAnn Durgin – When we lived in the Philly area, Italian water ice was very popular (and I know that’s where you live, Joanne – we lived near Huntingdon Valley). But people in this part of the country barely know what that is. Or gelato. Ice cream is my personal favorite, but I don’t crave it. I like Edy’s strawberry and anything chocolate. But my local ice cream stand has a relatively new flavor called cake batter. My, oh my…it’s every bit as delectable as it sounds. And now you know why I don’t even want to squeeze into a bathing suit. Not worth it.
JoAnn, that’s pretty neat that you lived near Huntingdon Valley because I actually lived there for a few years. Now that I’m married we moved about an hour west of Philadelphia. My husband loves the Gelati (water ice and frozen custard) from Rita’s and I usually get the custard there. However, since we moved here, we’ve found two dairy farms that sell delicious ice cream. My favorite flavor is death by chocolate. The cake batter flavor sounds good, too.
Well, ladies, it’s been so absolutely wonderful chatting today. I’ve really enjoyed our summer blog party. Can’t wait until the next one! Don’t forget to comment on this blog post and you’ll be entered to win a PDF eBook of A New Dream by Elaine Cantrell or a PDF eBook of Heartsight by Kay Springsteen. Don’t forget to leave your email address to be entered.
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