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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Reconnecting

Good Wednesday morning!

It... is... hot! And that's all I'm going to say about that.

RANDOMNESS #1 - Please make your way over to www.kellehampton.com and read yesterday's Hallmark post entitled "Then and Now: Summer Memories, Hallmark."

What can I say? I totally agree with Kelle. Totally.

"We repeat history--our favorite parts of it--and add pages of our own family to the greater legacy--volumes of summer memories over generations."

In that one sentence alone, Kelle used four of my FAVORITE words... "history," "family," "legacy" and "memories."

That's a good sentence!

RANDOMNESS #2 - Austin's mini-date turned into a full-blown 120-minute date. And it was his idea. We both had the time to spare, and we made the most of that precious time together at The Best Strip Mall in the World in Homewood. (That's what I call it. I don't know the official name of this little gem of a strip mall, but believe me, it is THE BEST.)


Austin offered to drive which is always nice. I can relax and enjoy the ride!


Saw's Barbecue was our first stop. It is what Mikie would call "a hole in the wall." And it is excellent. It's crowded, noisy and simple... but the barbecue is devine.

We'll be going back.



We then walked to the end of the strip mall to Homewood Antiques and Market Place. In case you're wondering, this is where Pinterest goes to get ideas! Everything from new ways to use old doors...



How to make wreaths out of old sheet music...


And old tin roosters.


This is the place old windows and doors go to be adopted.

I know what you're thinking. "Wasn't The Boy bored out of his skull on this date?"


And the answer... "Not one little bit."

Wednesday Wisdom - Pinterest offers so many new ideas. I don't even have to turn my brain on any more... which might not be a good thing!

"Respect old people. They graduated high school without Google OR Wikipedia."

Summer Reconnecting

Summer is supposed to be a time of "slowing down." (The Faulkner Five will begin this slowing down process in July, but some start a little earlier.)

Use some of the time during these long, long days to reconnect with your family. Begin with your hubby.

1. DO ONE OF HIS CHORES FOR HIM - Pick a chore that he dreads, such as mowing the lawn, and do it for him. Watch him as he sighs with relief.

2. START A HOBBY TOGETHER - Sharing a hobby together such as horse back riding, completing a home improvement project or selling on eBay can help keep you close.

3. MAKE YOUR HOME HIS REFUGE - Let your home be a haven were your husband can retreat from the stresses of life. Do your best to make it a pleasant environment.

4. PRAY FOR HIM - Ask God to give him that extra boost to make everything okay. Let your husband hear you pray. too.

5. PUT A SIGN IN YOUR YARD - Place a sign in your yard that says, "THE WORLD'S GREATEST HUSBAND LIVES HERE." Let everyone know how special your husband is to you.

6. CLEAN HIS CAR FOR HIM - Surprise him by giving his car a good detailed cleaning. If you don't want to tackle it yourself, have it professionally done.

7. WORSHIP TOGETHER - The couple who prays together, stays together. These will be very tender and special moments shared between the two of you, as well as important.

8. HAVE YOUR PHOTO MADE TOGETHER - You may have done this when you were dating, but why not now? Get a current shot to place on the bedroom dresser or the desk at work.

9. GREET HIM AT THE DOOR - Don't wait for your husband to say, "Honey, I'm home!" Watch for him, and greet him at the door with a hug and kiss.

10. SHOP FOR HIM - When you run to the store, see if there is something that you should pick up for him. This could save him a lot of time or keep him from missing a lunch break.

11. KIDNAP HIM - Plan a special evening, make all the arrangements, then show up at his job just as he gets off work. Tell him to get in the car and no questions. (Make sure you smile, so he won't be alarmed). Whisk him away for a fun-filled evening, then return to get his car later.

Have a wonderful, wacky Wednesday. I'll be back tomorrow with more mini-date ideas and Blog Linkage. Feel free to chime in if you have any suggestions for mini-dates.

Take care, and I'll talk to you in the morning.

Sincerely,

The Enchanting Belinda

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