Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gratituesday - Summer

Like much of the country, we had nearly unbearable heat and humidity here in Minnesota last week. With temps near the 100 degree mark and dew points in the 80s, the heat index was around 115 degrees for nearly four days. It was even too hot for us to go to the pool. The kids just wanted to stay inside in the air conditioning. (On a side note, this Gratituesday post should also be about showing my gratitude for our central a/c and the ability to pay our electric bill this month!)

Yes, it was hot. Apparently people were baking cookies on the dashboards of their car while at work during the day. BUT - I forced myself NOT to complain. I am extremely thankful for a warm, sunny Minnesota summer because, before you know it, we will be faced with a cold, snowy, LONG Minnesota winter. Below zero temps. 15 inches of snow at a time. Coats, hats, mittens, snowsuits. Unfortunately, we have that for about six months, too.

So I will not complain about the heat. Instead, I will enjoy this very brief time we have with running with sprinklers, shorts and flip flops, and Popsicles.

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  1. I'm with you, I may say it's hot, but I never complain. Before we know it, winter will be rolling back in. Good post.

  2. I didn't bake cookies in my car, but I thought about it :) It's a great time to enjoy and choose not to complain. I saw it as a great excuse to make summer frozen desserts!

  3. Hi Holly, the mandarin pie recipe makes two pies. It's a little difficult, but it can be divided in half if you'd like to just make one. Let me know how it turns out. :)