Thursday, May 29, 2008

summer meme

That fun-lovin' Presbyterian Gal tagged me for a meme. So here I go!

1.) What first tells you that summer is here?
It's when my Tevas start to beg me: "Wear us to work! Wear us to work!"

2.) Name five of your favorite distinctively summer habits or customs.
* Wearing my Tevas to work (you knew that was coming)
* Backyard BBQ's
* Camping trips
* Summer concerts at the lake
* Making salads with lettuce, tomatoes, etc. from our garden

3.) What is your favorite smell of summer?
Freshly cut grass (since I have no allergies)

4.) What is your favorite taste of summer?
I enjoy eating hotdogs and drinking rootbeer floats over at Presbyterian Gal's. Yep, that tradition goes waaaaaay back:

5.) Favorite summer memory?
Any of our family summer vacations would qualify here!

6.) Extreme heat or extreme cold? Which would you choose and why?
If I had to pick one, I'd rather be cold than hot. (Because you can dress for the cold...)

7.) What books do you plan to read for the season?
Right now I'm reading Julie Andrews' Home: A Memoir of My Early Years which was a gift from Offsprings #1 & #2. After I finish that, I'm open to suggestions!

8.) How does the summer affect your faith? Is it a hindrance or an ally?
Hmmm... the only thing that comes to mind is that a rip-roaring good thunderstorm somehow seems to make me feel more 'connected'. I'm sure it's that whole nature/faith thing for me. (Unfortunately thunderstorms are rare here.)

I'll tag:
Processing Counselor
Dust Bunny

...if'n they want to play


Presbyterian Gal said...

It's always a fun day when you come to help at the summer lunch counter!

Thanks for playing!

Diane said...

ok! I'll be back!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Barbara, I'll play, but not till Sunday, OK? I have thematically linked posts for today and tomorrow and don't want to interrupt the flow.

Jiff said...

Thanks, I'll play!

Rev SS said...

Yep, we agree on the summer concerts (on the lake/in the park)

Diane said...

hey Barb, I will get to this, probably not until after my sermon is completed today :). I do finally feel that it is summer here this morning.

Diane said...

oh and by the way, your Tevas TALK to you? how cool is that?

Barbara B. said...

Alrighty, awaiting the plays of others! :)

Diane said...

I finally did it!