High Five Monday – August

Howdy Y’all!

How was your weekend? Mine was quiet and relaxed, I got some “me” time courtesy of Mr L (hope it might result in my first Vlog but lets not get carried away…)  More excitingly, a dear friend of mine was celebrating the safe arrival of her beautiful baby whom I had the great pleasure to meet. It’s amazing that Little L used to be that small, where does the time go? (that is a rhetorical question, since this is not a Stem blog!) So this weeks high five is all about August and things that make it great. If you live in a place that gets super hot as we do, August can begin to get you down. It can be quite limiting, especially with energetic toddlers, but behind all clouds is that silver lining so I wanted to celebrate that with August.

August

  1. The Weather, don’t scream at me for this, especially those of you who, like me, fantasize about rain. I am not a sun worshipper and never have been; don’t really have the complexion for it. This was never such a problem when I lived in the UK as it was such a rarity to see the sun (even in August.) The heat in Texas in August is no laughing matter: it gets road-melting hot! So that often means being outside a little less – unless of course you can use a pool. I am thankful because the weather has caused the L family to use the pool and enjoy more family time. We also spend time together in Little L’s play area, compensating for the fact we want to be outside at the park. It has also caused me to focus on tweaking areas of the house which needed sorting, which I would be more reluctant to do if the weather was more agreeable.
  2. Travel, August is one of the most popular months for travel. Whether it’s to get out of the heat, find more of it, or enjoy it in more pleasant circumstances, August is travel time. I love to travel, but I don’t love travel and I don’t know many who do, especially with a toddler. Travel to me is a form of education and I cannot get enough. It really is a treat to immerse and expose yourself to new cultures and experiences. With school vacations being in August this makes it prime time for holidaying/vacationing. Since Little L is not at school yet, we might shoot for a vacation in the next few months.
  3. Shopping, yay August is a fantastic month for shopping and sales, in particular large expensive purchases. If you are looking to book flights for Thanksgiving or Festive Season, it is widely alleged that you will receive the best prices in August. So come on BOOK. If you are looking for a new automotive (I’ll have an Aston Martin please Mr L), August is your month. The industry is preparing for the new season models so great deals on older models. Patio furniture and grills are a summer staple in any climate. You can get great deals on these items in August and still get plenty of use for the remaining season. Do not even get me started on storage and organizational sales.
  4. Back to school time. This is bittersweet but I am putting this one out there for my mama friends who have kiddies of school age. A combination of heat and a bored child means that the beginning of the school season can be a blessing. In the US the majority of kids head back in August and in Europe preparations for an early September start will be underway. We all need the normalcy of getting back to the routine. Children back at school means Little L and I will start back with our usual routine classes.
  5. Sport, Football is here again. Now this a ridiculous statement from me, sport not really a LL thing, but over the summer I have educated myself in five seasons of Friday Night Lights, so I am an expert! Sport is such a big deal in Texas I have decided one of my mini resolutions is to learn more about it. Many of my dear female friends love sport (baseball in particular) and I do not want to be left behind. So, much to Mr L’s delight, I am educating him in US football. After all “Clear Eyes, Full hearts, Can’t Lose.”

High Five August.

What do you like about August? Leave me a comment?

Ta ta for now

TLL x

16 thoughts on “High Five Monday – August

  • I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it
    yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing,
    it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

    Like

    • Hi, thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. It is a free theme but I did upgrade to the premium package which allowed me more modifications. If you need more info let me know. Come back and visit. TLL.

      Like

  • Hi my loved one! I wish to say that this post is awesome, great written and come with approximately
    all significant infos. I’d like to look more posts like this
    .

    Like

  • Hi there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from
    my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through
    your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the great work!

    Like

  • Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a
    quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your posts.

    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?

    Thanks a ton!

    Like

    • Thanks for the kind words. I haven’t found many blogs with the variety of subjects, that’s why I started this. If you have particular interests like beauty or cookery I can suggest some of the blogs I enjoy. Thanks for commenting. Come back and visit. TLL.

      Like

  • Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I truly
    enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author.
    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back
    from now on. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great posts, have a
    nice day!

    Like

  • hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve certainly picked up anything new from right here.
    I diid however expertise several technical issues using this
    site, since I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous to
    Icould get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your
    web host is OK? Not that I’m complaining, butt slow loading instances times ill very frequently aaffect your placement in google
    and couldd damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Welll I’m adding this RSS tto my e-mail aand could look
    out for a lot more of your respective intriguing content.
    Make sure you update this again soon.

    Like

  • Wow, wonderful blog layout! How lng have you been blogging for?
    you make bloggving look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, as well as the content!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s