Juicy goodness

Usually I dread going to pick up groceries every week.  However, this week I was pleasantly surprised.  While shopping the produce section I discovered watermelon!

Watermelon is extremely nutritious, not to mention delicious.  I have always been surprised at how thirst quenching this melon can be.  Personally, I have been known to eat watermelon to not only quench my thirst but also my hunger.  The major reason for this quality is that most hold 92% water by weight.

The watermelon does have a large number of carbohydrate,s but next to no fat.  The fat that does exist merely comes from the natural sugar found in the fruit.  I highly recommend this fruit to anyone who wants a refreshing and versatile fruit.

water

Pieces of Watermelon

Christmas Shopping

Although it is still summer, I can’t help but think about how winter is right around the corner and all of the things that come along with the winter months. I am not a fan of winter. The cold, the snow, the icy roads and then of course there is always all of the holidays that come along with winter. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Now is a good time to start thinking of who I am going to feel obligated to purchase Christmas presents for and how much money I plan on spending on it all. I am going to start now. There are a lot if things on sale right now because stores are trying to get rid of their summer stock and make way for items that are needed for back to school and for the cold weather that we all have to prepare for.

Last year I managed to purchase every single gift online. I got a lot of my shopping done at musiciansfriends website since so many of my friends and family are into playing music. I didn’t have to actually go to any of the old brick and mortar stores, except for the food items that I needed for the various family holiday dinners. I would love to be able to brag about doing the exact some thing about for this year’s celebrations.

So Many Shoes

Shoes have always held a special place in my grandmother’s heart. She is always looking at the newest shoes on the market.  Many of the ones she looks at she would never be able to wear but she still enjoys looking at them.

One type of she really likes is the Minnetonka shoes. They have many styles on moccasins.  All colors are nearly available including with or without fringe. My grandmother isn’t especially concerned with fringe but she does like the color purple.  I am not sure if she has any purple moccasins but I’m sure she will soon.

Frye shoes, I do not believe she would care for as much. I, however, think they look pretty cool. I particularly like the boots. I think I may look into their boots when I get my motorcycle. The other style that I really liked was a pair of sandals from Josef Seibel shoes.  They will be perfect for this summer when I go out on the town!

CafeMom

Cafemom

Cafemom

Here is a good site for moms only. It is a dedicated social network for moms to get together and discuss any and all topics. There are many different kinds of groups that you can join, from political to health or just plain fun, Cafemom has everything. I totally recommend that all moms try this site. I know that you will love it.

Looking Chic On My Bicycle

One of the best parts about riding my bicycle around town is that I’m able to wear a lot of my cute clothes and not worry about messing them up. It’s not like  I ride that far to work or anything because most of the places are nearby my  home. I’m really into fashion and love the opportunity I have to show off my personal style when I ride my bike.

I almost feel sorry for people who ride motorcycles and have to wear special gear on them just for safety purposes. Well, I don’t really worry about that. I do have a helmet, but it looks pretty cute and matches my bike so it looks good, not dorky. I found it online a few weeks ago at a really good price, actually. While I was online looking for helmets, I came across the website for Wild Blue Deals  I looked through it a little bit and after that I decided to sign up for an internet package that I found on that website.

I’m excited about this weather because I’ll be able to ride my back a little bit more. I hate it when it’s too darned cold for me to ride. I’m just sad I live in an area where I can’t ride my bicycle comfortably all the time.

Heat Wave

We are currently going through a terrible heat wave.  We have been in the 90 degree weather for the past five days.  People are dropping like flies from heat exhaustion.

Hydration is the best thing a person can do in times of a heat wave.  People should drink water like a fish.  Also taking as many cool baths can be beneficial.  In the inner cities, the fire departments often will turn on the hydrants for people to cool off in the streets.  This is a generous thing to do for the community.  I wish I could see that done here.

cooling off with water

Fire Hydrants