Friday, July 1, 2011

'Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,

But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or stooping low are lending
A shelter from the sky.

And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.

Well, Friday has finally rolled around.  And a three day weekend, to boot.  Been looking forward to this.  I really have no special plans for this weekend.  I do hope to get out and do a little shopping, maybe get a few little things to last me through this summer.  The problem is that the stores move through the seasons so quickly that there are no guarantees that I wil be able to find something.  It was last year about this time that I went out all excited to find some sales and was disappointed to find that the summer items were relegated to a few racks and fall items had already taken over.  

I'm sorry, but that really bothers me.  Time is already passing by so quickly.  For gosh sakes, give us a chance to enjoy it.  It's summer.  Let me enjoy it.  Autumn will be here soon enough, and if the stores want to put their fall items up in August, I won't complain, but July?  Too soon.   I don't know about you, but when its 90 degrees and humid, and the sweat is pouring off me, I can't even look at a long-sleeved shirt, so, for the life of me, I don't understand their logic.  And the holidays....that's even worse.  They'll have Christmas here before we know it.  

But, hey, I'm not going to sit here complaining.  It's a three day weekend, and I am going to savor every moment of it.   Ancestry sent me an email that they've got the records of the Sons of the American Revolution, and I plan to make some time to check it out.  What perfect timing...a three-day weekend, a day to honor those who fought that our country may be free, a day to honor our ancestors...  

...and with that, here's hoping each and every one of you have a wonderful weekend filled with joy, love, and laughter. 


  1. Wishing you the same my friend.
    I'm with you on that subject of what the stores carry and WHEN!

    Happy 4th .....just being above ground is reason for a celebration at my age. ;0)
    You knew I'd make a funny ha ha ,,,didn't you!

  2. Happy Independence Day, Mary to you and yours!

  3. Stay cool and enjoy your holliday. X.

  4. next thing you know there will be all manner of Christmas things in the shops! it's like they are racing us through life - all the time.. slow down is what is screeching in my head!!

  5. Hi Mary......Happy 4th to you.



  6. Oh my gosh this happened to George and I the other day at the store looking for floats for the pool. I couldn't believe that everything was on clearance. This is 4th of July weekend and the summer is over?! I so agree don't even want to see those heavy clothes this time of year! Hope your weekend was a great one! Love you!