Blogher August 2013 Hot

I Haven’t Had a Hot Bath in 2 Years!

Photo credit: theswedish

Yeah, you read that right.  No, I’m not nasty, nor do I stink.  The truth of the matter is I haven’t had the TIME to take a long hot bath since Petunia was born.  Actually, it was before I was pregnant, since they warn pregnant woman to steer clear of hot baths, jacuzzis, etc.  In fact it’s a rare day that I can even use the bathroom facilities by myself – unless she’s asleep.

Now do I like hot baths?  Why yes, of course!  Who doesn’t???  I remember having all of the scented bubble baths, the fizzy tablets, the blow-up neck pillow, the scented oils that made my tub a slippery hazard zone…  Even as a kid, I just had to have Mr. Bubble!  Even though sometimes it was whatever dishwashing liquid that was on hand.  (No really, Joy made LOTS of bubbles – plus it got you squeeky clean.)  I would just sit there and lounge until the water turned cold and my hands and feet looked like a wrinkled up prune.  Those were the good old days…  Now it’s all about the 5 minute hot shower.  If I’m lucky, I can actually get a whole 10 minutes!  You know, now that I think about it, the only person in the house that does get the long hot baths, bubbles and all, is Petunia!  I think we’re going to have to make some changes in that department. LOL!

What about you?  Do you like hot baths?  Do you get to take them often?



Summer, Summer, Summertime…

Image by keokster
“Summer, summer, summer time.  Time to sit back and unwind. 

…School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz
A back then I didn’t really know what it was
But now I see what have of this
The way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
And checking out the fellas to tell ’em who’s best…

…The temperature’s about 88
Hop in the water plug just for old time’s sake
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
Cause you’re invited to a barbeque that’s starting at 4

Sitting with your friends cause y’all reminisce
About the days growing up and the first person you kiss…

…There’s an air of love and of happiness
And this is the Fresh Prince’s new definition of summer madness.”

 ~Summertime by Will Smith

I LOVE summer!  No matter how much I complain about the 90 degree days, the scorching heat, the humidity that laughs at my freshly done hair, there’s something about summer that relaxes me.  Maybe it’s the decrease in early morning traffic since the kiddies are out of school or the slower walking pace of the commuters as I catch the metro to work.  (If you’re not careful or paying attention, you’ll get run over – seriously.)

I think I enjoy summer because of the family memories that are made.  Most of my family is spread out across the country now, and summer is when we all manage to make our annual pilgrimage home to New Orleans.  In the midst of the heat and humidity, we have our family cookout, our group trip to the French Quarter, the Aquarium, and the River Walk.  I’ve never had so much fun sitting around talking, eating, laughing and sweating.

Soon we’ll be saying good bye to summer and swapping out the shorts and t-shirts for long sleeves and sweaters.  Until then, I’ll continue to enjoy my air conditioner and vanilla crème-flavored snowballs.


My Friend Named… Starbucks

NaBloPoMo’s theme for August is HOT!  The first question up is “Do you like hot drinks such as coffee and tea?”

 NaBloPoMo August 2013

Now, did I say that Starbucks is my friend?  Well, we have somewhat of a love-hate relationship.  I looove the warm drinkable goodness, but my wallet is a hater. 
She and I are still trying to come to an acceptable agreement on spending.  Okay let’s be clear, I’m not necessarily a coffee-addict.  I don’t NEEED a cup of coffee to get my day going, but I do love hot drinks with whipped cream.  Yes, whipped cream.  Just like having any sandwich on a croissant, whipped cream just makes it that much better – to me anyway.  Don’t judge me.

Caramel Macchiato with whipped cream, Caramel Apple Spice (already has whipped cream), Vanilla Latte with whipped cream, Hot Chocolate with whipped cream, etc.   And let’s not talk about when the Thanksgiving/ Christmas holidays roll around – Eggnog Latte with whipped cream please.   Okay, I’m starting to drool…   What are your favorite hot drinks?

Caramel Macchiato...just Like Starbucks
Photo: Yummly