August Plans

August Is A Magical Time . . .

We’re hopefully coming to the close of summer. I’ve had enough . . . My air conditioning went out twice and just yesterday the electric company gave the neighborhood a power outage to work on the power lines . . . Why is August and not during the cooler weather?

I suppose no time is a good time for a power outage . . . but it is a good time to enjoy a refreshing root beer float in a frosted mug . . .

And to celebrate in the evening, it’s always good to sit outside by the fire pit and make some s’mores with friends and family.

August is our last chance to do a camping trip . . . and to celebrate with backyard bbq’s . . . You can even camp out in your own backyard . . . 

I Thought It Interesting How In The U.K. They Go To The Seaside And We In The U.S.A. Go To The Beach

It may just be a matter of semantics . . . or a cultural thing . . . 

Spending time at the beach is always a fun day . . . Mainly getting out of the heat of the city . . .

I do enjoy going up in the mountains to get away from the heat of the day . . . I do find the mountains relaxing. I suppose we all have our get-away spot . . . Having a picnic is alway nice and taking a bit of a hike . . . 

Then nights can be ripe for telling ghost stories — basically scaring the wits out of each other . . . 

There is truly something about the mountains and the trees and the wild animals that makes ghost stories ideal . . .

Especially urban legends that take place near a lake or stream . . . a child who was drowned and a crazed mother terrorizing everyone years and decades later seeking revenge for the loss of her child . . . 

Leave Me A Comment Letting Me Know How You Spend August

Some are preparing to going Back-to-School or embarking on their college days . . . 

I do enjoy relaxing . . . sometimes thinking about the fall and winter holidays. This is truly a perfect time to plan ahead and take advantage of all those wonderful summer activities . . . 

Yet, most of my activities are quite low-key . . . I do enjoy a relaxing life and life-style . . . 

It’s a good time to work on craft projects . . . Even planning ahead to get started with Halloween — yes, it may be a bit early . . . But never too early to choose that perfect costume . . . I like to avoid the crowds and get a bit of a jump on the selection available . . .

I Just Couldn’t Pass Up The Opportunity Of Putting Up One Of My Favorite Halloween Pictures

It’s always fun for me to go antiquing — checking out antiques — all those wonderful memories from my childhood . . . or even before . . .

I have a friend who collects old toys . . . and another one is into dolls . . . I usually I don’t have anything in mind. I’m just looking at what catches my attention and imagination . . . I do enjoy candle related objects usually in silver . . . I do have a collection of button hooks . . .

However you enjoy spending August, enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

Paper Girls — Amazon Original Series

Paper Girls — Amazon Original Series

Wow! This Amazon Original Series is Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Suspense, Horror and Drama all rolled into one fantastic series. I’ve watched the first episode and I’m hooked.

There are four girls with different backgrounds all coming together the day after Halloween known as Hell Day . . . They are paper girls — delivering the morning paper — It is first set in 1988 and they time travel to 2019 . . . 

I’m not into giving spoilers — I want you to watch it and enjoy it for yourself.

All that I can say is the 2019 depicted in this series has elements I’m pleased were not part of my personal reality . . . This is a gripping tale that has you sitting on the edge of your seat.

I do like putting myself in the action and thinking about how I would deal with the situation . . . The concept of time travel is something I’m intrigued by, but don’t necessarily want to experience.

I highly recommend that you check this series out and see how it resonates with you. 

This Is An Exciting 2022 Amazon Original Series

It’s directed by Georgi Banks-DaviesDestiny EkaraghaKaren Gaviola Mairzee Almas and starring Camryn JonesRiley Lai NeletSofia Rosinsky and Fina Strazza .

The producers are Christopher C. RogersStephany FolsomChristopher CantwellBrad PittDede GardnerJeremy KleinerChristina OhBrian K. VaughanCliff ChiangSteve PrinzCarina SposatoKai Yu WuLisa AlbertK.C. PerryGeorgi Banks-DaviesKaren GaviolaVail RomeynAndrea StilgenbauerMichelle Mogavero.

The first season of this series has 8 episodes. As with other Amazon Prime Series, I am always wanting more . . . So I do hope there is more to come in the future . . .

This seems like an unlikely group of girls who would be friends. Yet they all have one thing in common — paper routes . . . And then the strange experience of some sort of invasion — They decide to stick together . . . Then they are on a quest to return back to 1988 . . .

It is interesting for them to see what 31 years in the future brings . . . And then again 21 years . . . This does make me wonder what my goals and dreams were about my future when I was 12 years old. Did I really think about the future and what work I would be doing? My concern was probably focused on getting through my school work . . . I was very much a nerd.

I do hope you check out Paper Girls. And if you do, please leave me a comment below . . .

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

 

Lazy Days Of Summer

This Summer Season Has Been Busy And Much Too Warm . . .

Actually, it was downright HOT! Usually I don’t mind it with air conditioning . . . but when it goes out, life can be quite uncomfortable and miserable.

I did buy a new heating and air conditioning unit — my other one was old and pretty much beyond repair. I had 10 days of waiting for the new unit to be installed . . .

Fifteen day after the new unit was installed . . . it went out . . . Something that should last 15 to 20 years stopped working after only 15 days. Obviously, this was unacceptable . . .

The company did make it right . . . but I suffered through too many hours of sweating which wasn’t my idea of enjoying my major investment . . . or the relaxing, lazy days of summer . . .

The Purpose Of This Post Was Not To Bore You With The Chaos In My Life . . .

I was more concerned about the concept of summer — my least favorite season mainly because of the weather. I’m not into the hot sticky weather. I’m more comfortable with temperatures in the 70 + degrees . . . And usually about this time I’m yearning for fall/autumn my absolute favorite season.

But summer does have its perks — many people go on vacation or read good books or watch movies . . . just relax and enjoy the fair weather. There are bar-b-ques and outdoor dining — I like sitting on my patio and even on my front porch with a nice cup of coffee or a cold glass of iced tea. 

Sitting Under A Tree Or On A Tree Swing Is Relaxing

Is it possible that we never outgrow a swing — a tree swing or one we remember from our childhood at home or school or a playground or park?

I think a swing is nice — you can just sit or move slowly or get into it and reach for the sky . . . We make it work by pumping our legs . . . and maybe with a little push by a friend . . . A swing and summer seem to go together in my mind . . .

A tree swing is very appealing to me because you get the shade of the tree overhead . . . With a slight breeze, you can hear the rustling of the leaves — makes me think of fall . . . It is relaxing and very calming . . . You can allow your imagination to bring all kinds of wonderful images to mind . . . Remember . . . your precious memories . . . stories you’ve read or heard . . . being creative and making up a story of your own or poetry — remembering a poem or writing one while you’re relaxed and swaying to a rhythm of your own . . . 

I’m thinking of ice cream — a yummy ice cream cone . . . Making something cooling and refreshing.

Check out some of the items below this post and make yourself a refreshing treat. Something you and your family will enjoy this summer season . . . and for years to come.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

Hasbro Gaming Clue: Wizarding World Harry Potter Edition

A Harry Potter Edition Of Clue!!

This is truly excellent for all the Harry Potter Fans — combining a great game with your favorite characters!! There’s no murder to solve, but there is a missing student you must find — It kind of feels like a great game of Hide And Seek with all the magical twists you would expect from the Wizarding World of Hogworts . . .

I have quite a few video presentations to share with you — obviously I wanted to learn as much as possible about the game before making a purchase . . . You can click the picture to the left to be taken to where you can order your copy today!

I Truly Couldn’t Pass Up On This Opportunity To Present Another Edition Of Clue — Yes, I Am A Bit Obsessed . . . And For Good Reason . . .

What do you think?

Do you want to learn more? There is more . . .

I’m intrigued . . . I want to see the game in action. 

I do love the way the board changes . . . Let’s see more . . .

Wow! The best way for you to get the true feeling for this game is to get your own copy and play with your family and friends.

I hope you’re as excited about this edition as I am!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

Hasbro Clue Game; Incudes The Ghost Of Mrs. White; Compatible With Alexa (Amazon Exclusive); Mystery Board Game

A Truly Upgraded Edition Of The Classic Board Game Clue

It’s excellent to be able to add another demension onto the beloved board game Clue — Alexa Compatable, but not necessary in order to play the game — You have the Ghost of Mrs. White . . . Depending upon her mood she may help you — will you trust what she says?

Can you outwit your opponents?

Let’s Take A Serious Look At The Game

We have 6 suspects: Mustard, Orchid, Scarlett, Green, Peacock and Plum.

Then we have the 6 weapons: Candlestick, Dagger, Lead Pipe, Revolver, Rope and Wrench.

And 9 locations: Ballroom, Billiard Room, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge and Study.

You gather up your clues as you travel around the board . . . There is the element of luck involved with the roll of the dice . . . I think it all comes down to your deductive thinking and figuring it all out before your opponents.

Are you up to the challenge?

It’s a fun game for ages 8 years and older . . . An excellent family activity you can play anytime.

Check out my previous post for a video of How to Play and click the image above to get your very own copy of this outstanding Mystery Board Game.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon