We’re in the lazy summer daze and August is already here! Two of our bloggers, Jennifer and Tom are taking a short break but we have a brand-new Boomer blogger to add to our roundups. I’ll let her introduce herself.
My name is Diane Stringam Tolley and my blog, On the Border, and I are breathlessly happy to be joining this amazing group of bloggers!
Born and raised on one of the last of the great old ranches in southern Alberta, Canada, my blog reflects that upbringing and the things I find important: People. And kindness.
Thank you for including me!
Because Monday, July 26th was Parent’s Day, and because she thinks parents wildly important, Diane shared a poem she wrote for her much-loved father for his funeral in June of 2015.
It’s . . . rather special to her . . . Read it by clicking here.
During summer daze make sure you are eating well.
Try this scrumptious recipe – it looks divine
Summer may be already on the wane, but juicy peaches are still abundant, and while they are, Carol Cassara suggests this easy-to-make yummy summer salad. Perfect for a company dinner or a casual night at home. Get the recipe here.
Laurie Stone from Musings, Rants & Scribbles admits it. Her terrier Libby needs work. Like the misbehaving child in school, she sees where her “slight spoiling” has created a great sense of entitlement in this little Yorkie. Laurie’s had the dog over four years and you’d think she would’ve taught this animal better by now. How bad a wild child is Libby? Let’s count the ways…
Spending the summer daze out and about
It is the sluggish season, a.k.a. midsummer and Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin is taking advantage of the time. Rather than fight the lethargy, she savors the season. But there are local events that prod her from her inertia, as she writes in this week’s blog post, Midsummer by the Sea.
And, in consumer news
Pandemic-related problems are among the top 10 complaints made to state and local consumer agencies in 2020, reports Rita R. Robison, consumer, and personal finance journalist. They also topped the lists of worst, fastest-growing, and new complaints.
And, as for me . . .
I flew to Mexico!
My daughter and I got on a plane and flew over the border to Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende for 4 nights. It was an amazing trip and our food tour guide in San Miguel turned out to be a guy I knew in high school 50 years ago! How bizarre is that? He’s been living down there for 18 years. Read about Mexico City here and San Miguel de Allende here. Oh, and I unknowingly ate ants but turned down the crickets.
How is your summer going? Are you in a daze as well? Please leave a comment below.
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