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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday -- Staying Sane in the Summer

I've been an avid lurker on Shannon's Works for Me Wednesday for weeks now. It is an awesome meme with excellent participants and I always get great reminders and tips from the people posting.

But lately, the closest I can get is "Evading-the-Asylum" Wednesday, so I usually choose to go wordless (scroll down).

Today, it will be 87 degrees, which usually means humid as well. We're all just limping along here hoping to not have any sibling blowouts between now and the day they go back to school.

Our solution? Look at my header.


Any kind, any way, any how. Water.

Our favorite keep-the-sanity water activity is dock-jumping, but at different times in our lives, we've been known to stay sane in the summer by pool-wading, water-sliding, water balloon-throwing, sprinkler-running, hose-spraying -- even bucket-dumping.

I know it's a simple thing, but it works for me!

I was quoted in All You this month, about what I love about August:

"On the most sweltering summer day, when the sun is at its peak, I will hear my kids fly out the door, rumble down the lakeshore two steps at a time,

then boom, boom, boom, airborne off the dock...


Looking for my Wordless Wednesday? It's HERE. Pass the Torch Tuesday participants? HERE And for more WFMW - go HERE.


  • LOL I love it!! Glad to see you're in on this one too ;).

    By Blogger Mama Duck, At 11:51 AM  

  • Kelly - this sound great. I am a water-kind-of-girl myself. Beats me why I live in the desert.

    By Anonymous eph2810, At 9:07 PM  

  • Hahaha! Yeah, not much water there, hey?

    By Blogger Pass The Torch, At 10:01 PM  

  • I love your guy flying into the water! Sometimes even the hose on a hot summer day is just the ticket!

    By Blogger PastorMac's Ann, At 1:10 AM  

  • I sure hear you, too. I love walking next to the water, drinking it, sitting in it, aquarobics, water pistols, boogy- boarding. Our winter is showing signs of being over and I'm hanging out to get back into the water!

    By Blogger Susan Stephenson, At 11:44 PM  

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