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Friday, July 6, 2012

A week in review

Since Independence Day fell smack in the middle of the week this year, Mr. G took a week's vacation. We've been busy...mostly with 4th of July festivities and trying desperately to stay cool during them.
To that end, my neighbor brought over some fabric and we started making neck coolers.  I was reminded of them while browsing Pinterest.
I think I stitched up about 20 of these...at least 4 being "little kid size". We kept them in a cooler of ice water during the parade so that everyone at our gathering could pull one out whenever they needed it.

I even sold the one off my neck to a carnival worker when the kids were playing games. I could have made a fortune ...and then promptly get a big fat fine from the city, I'd suppose.

By the way...your eyes aren't deceiving you in the above picture....it does look a little foggy. 
It's so humid today that my lens fogged. 
Ah...that's better.

The garden is producing...snow peas, green beans and kohlrabi so far.

Ah crud... my ADD is showing again....
I got off track...
I was talking about the 4th of July.

While Mr. G was helping set up a canopy and such, I walked the kids to the carnival. I had them sit for a caricature. You can see one of those cooling neck wraps around Big J's neck.

The parade is always a great time....

Friends, food and fun right along the parade route closely followed by a water fight and more food. 

This little cork covered car had to be my favorite of the day.
That's a lot of wine!!

We're still trying to stay cool...current temp is .....


The cool down is coming "they" say...I hope "they" are right.

See you next week...working on a project with bottle caps.


~*~Patty S said...

What a fun fun post Halle!

Perfect timing with your cool neck wraps, sounds like we are having similar heat!
Tomorrow's heat index may go over 115 UGH!

Your snowpeas look really tempting...bet they are delicious...kohlrabi is not something everyone grows = Cool Beans! I mean Kohlrabi ;)

That awesome cork car reminds me of one my German Onkel Zeno had years and years ago (without corks of course) ... his was called an Esetta ... a step up for him from his BMW motorcycle with a sidecar.

Have a great weekend and stay cool!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fun post. Sorry I was gone. My computer went down about the time I was trying to get ready to leave earlier in the week, so I didn't have a chance to stop by and leave a comment.

Gosh, I'd give anything for 102. It's been between 104 and 105 here all week. And it was 105 the day I left. Every day this month it's been greater than 100, so this heat is really getting to us. Thank goodness for air conditioning and a place to swim.

Your snow peas look fantastic. I didn't plant any this year, although I have some still. My tomatoes have flowers, but still no fruit. The hail really did a number to my garden, although I'll probably be harvesting eggplant and tomatoes in November.

Looks like you had a fun and hot 4th. It was good that DH took the week off. I bet he was glad to stay in the AC for a few days. And those neck wraps look really useful.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

I feel your misery with the heat....really over it already and it is only the beginning of July! Looks like alot of fun with the parade ... that cork car is amazing!! I have never seen a cooler neck tie but I'm sure they made a big hit for you guys this week!

Dianne said...

what a fun post! looks like your holiday was busy and fun...those neck coolers are brilliant!

kimmie said...

It looks like it was a fun - but beastly hot day! Yikes! "RealFeel: 107" ???? I feel sorry for you!

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