How I Am Recharging This Summer!


Hello there, and thank you for visiting today!  My last day of school is next Thursday, June 25th which means I'm still planning work and completing report cards.  In the meantime, I can plan how I'll recharge!



Spending Time in my Pool

I find my most relaxing moments in my pool while I warm up for my water aerobics.  The sun shines warmly on my back; I do my warm-up routine; and look up the beautiful, blue summer sky.  It is meditation for me ~ then I do my exercises and make a whirlpool.  I look forward to my pool time every summer!



Enjoying the 4th of July

4th of July is always a fun family holiday!  It will be different this year due to lack of all the big festivities, but my family always gathers at my home, and now my kids make this fun cake:



http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/flag-cake-53409.aspx

Click here or on the picture to get the recipe for this no-bake festive dessert!

Reading, Crossword Puzzles, Sudoku and Word Scrambles

I just finished an amazing book:






The book centers around twins who are light-skinned African Americans.  One decides to live her life as a white person while the other returns home to Mallard.  Mallard is an interesting fictional place where people strive to have light skin.  They actually discriminate against darker skinned people.  Click on the book cover to read more at Amazon because this book is a must-read these days.

In addition to reading, I love to do word and number puzzles.  It keeps my mind sharp (at least, I'd like to believe so!).

What are you doing this summer?  Do you have any must-read books to recommend?  I'm always looking for my next book!

Happy Summer Solstice!





3 comments

  1. Susan, I can picture you relaxing! Just two more days! Today, Wednesday the 24th, is my first day off for summer, so I can relate to the longing you feel, but I got to start a bit earlier. The pool sounds wonderful! Your flag cake is prettier than the one in the recipe. Enjoy your summer and celebrations. I added _The Vanishing Half_ to my wish list. I have so many books on my Kindle already that I refrained from purchasing it for now until I finish up the ones I own. I would suggest _The Tradition_ by Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2020 as a great read for your summer.

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  2. Hi Susan, Thanks for the book recommendation. I have actually been reading a series that my daughter recommended. It was written for middle school students, but I'm enjoying it. The books are by Spencer Quinn and are called Woof, Arf, and Bow-Wow. I've been listening to The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate on Audible. That cake is yummy-looking. I'm glad you'll still get to hang out with your kids for the 4th of July. Your pool will be a blessing this year. We usually go to ponds to swim, but the inland beaches are closed. Oh well! There's always the sprinkler!
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

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  3. I just love Water aerbics! I have tried it a couple of summers ago! It was very refreshing!! What kind of books do you like? I could recommend you some good detective stories, My favourite writers at the moment are Karin Slaughter and Irsa Sigurdardottir.

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