In the Summer Swelter

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August 7, 2012 by Darlene McC

As promised, I’m reworking the Marilyn Monroe post for your enjoyment.

I’m sorry to say I’ve fallen into that late summer haze where Augusts heat and humidity sips away at my desire to do much of anything like so much lemonade – especially if that something can be described as being “productive”.  My excuse: work-life balance is important.  It’s essential that sometimes you step away from the major stressors in your life.  This allows us to have better perspective on the things we commit ourselves to, the choices we’re making, and some time to enjoy the fruits of our labors.  That’s what every Harvest Festival was about, right?

My special guest is here to tell you what I’ve been doing with my time instead of blogging:

What is life if not for living?  We, as (wo)men, were not intended to spend our days indoors.  Nay, we are creatures of the earth and should therefore go play on/in/about it.  Instead of clicking away at the keys I have been running about outside, enjoying not only the world around me but the company of my closest companion.  To help you break out of your own late summer laze:

Amazon Homework For You!

In the next 48 hours I want you to go out on an adventure!  GO OUTSIDE!  Remember if you’re doing the Amazon Challenge to give your little adventure a point value and then go do that sucker.  It doesn’t have to be a big adventure, just something more significant than your normal routine.  I’m challenging myself to ride my bike to work 2 days in a row.  I know I’ll be exhausted Thursday morning, but that’s tough tumbleweed for me!

If for some reason you aren’t able to go on and adventure because your wrists are tethered to your keyboard then I want you to make time to plan something.  Break yourself out of that August haze!  Don’t let your usual excuses keep you from something exciting.

Marilyn wants to see you frolicking and laughing… you wouldn’t want to disappoint such a curvy goddess, would you?

Sick Side Note: I actually found a few of these retouched!

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What are you thinking will charge up your summer?  What did you SWEAR you would do before Labor Day and have put off?  Hit up ye olde comments and swap some ideas.

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