Can you believe it’s already the middle of July?  Where in the world is the summer going so fast?  We got back from vacation Sunday night, and it’s taken me all week to get back to ‘normal’ around here.  Well, OK, not quite there, but I’m getting there.   Why is it that the weeds seem to grow even faster when you’re gone?  I suppose it’s just because you’re not here to yank them as youngsters, and they relish in the freedom of growth and go wild.  It’s been way too hot to spend a lot of time outside – Mother Nature is still off her meds and seemingly in a prolonged hot flash episode.

Hot, Humid and Sticky does not allow for Princess Nagger’s usual Dinosaur Games out in the backyard – so she’s been spending an inordinate amount of time on YouTube watching funny dinosaur videos, and watching the Annoying Orange.  And oh boy, is that annoying.  At least she does alternate her boredom time trying to stay cool by reading lots of books – glad to see that she’s inherited the bookworm mode from me. 

Which brings me to this week’s question(s):

What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?  What do you do to keep the boredom at bay when you can’t go outside to play?

Have a great weekend!

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  1. It has been very hot in NY, and I love it… Yesterday, I played hookie and spent the day on the beach. At night we commented howe pretty the big clouds looked. Seconds later a cold breeze rushed in, and before we knew it the sky erupted in rain… we managed to run back to the house without dropping our margarita glasses and chairs. By the time we dried off, there was the most beautiful rainbow in the sky…

  2. Ohh, man. The weather here has been dreary. It was warm and sunny for about a minute last week, but now we’re back to temps in the 60’s and either overcast or raining.

    Needless to say, my daughters and I are a bit stir-crazy.

  3. After a week of sweltering 100+ temps, it was cool enough this morning to have coffee on the patio. It’s gorgeous out right now! We hit the beach one day where it was ten degrees cooler, but mostly, I let my kids stay inside, watch tv and play Wii when it’s that hot. Not terribly creative, but we are at the pool and outside almost every day otherwise, so I figure it’s an even trade-off!

  4. It’s been pretty nice here in the Midwest lately… but I’ve heard that it is going to be hot and miserable in the upcoming weeks, so I guess we’ll see. Good ol’ air conditioning!

    Thanks for joining us for Friendly Friday, have a great weekend!

  5. Its been rather icky hot in my neck of the Live Oaks. Last nights thunderstorms brought us a break in the humidity- a nice break!

  6. It has been searing hot this week.. at around 32-34 degrees with occasional thunderstorms. It’s hot all year round though here in Singapore.

  7. The word bored or boredom was not allowed to be spoken in our house, if it was the children learned quickly not to say it to me, because they found themselves with a job to do.

    My favorite thing to do so as not to be bored… is to curl up in my LaZboy and read a good book. My favorite entertainment.

    The weather here in Iowa is going to be HOT AND HUMID today and the rest of the week, with each day a little HOTTER and HUMIDER than the day before. I think I just invented a new word. ; ) Think COOL…

  8. Hi! I’m a new follower from the hop! I live in PA, and the weather here has just been gross lately… we’ve hardly had any rain, and my poor plants are shriveling up! Hoping for some relief soon!

    I’d love it if you’d stop by my blog sometime! I write a humorous blog about motherhood at

    It’s usually good for some chuckles! Hope you can drop in!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Smiles, Jenn

  9. Mid 80s and mostly sunny here in Podunk. Thank goodness – in six months, I’ll be hating on the weather.

  10. This week the weather has been wacky. We had near 100 degree with the humidity making it opressive. Then the other night it was cool and the AC units could go off. My kids are going stir crazy, but we are doing things at the library, Michaels Store, Free Summer Bowling, and Spray ground at the park.
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  11. Duh- when I can’t go outside- I go online 🙂
    We’re in the 2 day 80’s dip before we get back into the 90’s.
    I’d so much rather have this stuff than the January stuff!!!!

  12. This summer, surprisingly, has not been as bad as summers past… of course, we are still only in the middle of July and have all of August left to go! For my family, there are only two options to keeping us boredom-free: 1) plenty of family movie viewing time and 2) going somewhere with A/C! 🙂

  13. Ahh the cabin fever.

    We stay inside mostly or go to the library.

    Inside we do school revision, computer time, play, and oh they have plasmacar that they LOVE and it gives them entertainment and they love to drive each other nuts and play rough too sometimes so they do.
    Other times I’ll let them do the xbox and yea we have quite a few things inside to keep them sane.

    When it rains and cools down, we run outside 🙂

  14. Today in Southern California the weather is gorgeous! Not hot!! It’s been so hot as of late that this cooler weather (72 degrees) is lovely.
    We we have inclement weather we read books, watch movies or play board games. ;D
    Happy Aloha Friday!!

  15. The weather around here is probably as unpredictable as any place else. Hot during the day, but relief at night.

  16. The weather here showed some signs of being decent, and now we are looking at mid nineties by Sunday…ewwwwwwwww! The humidity will give me an excuse for having crazy hair, but that is not worth the discomfort! Sometimes I keep boredom at bay by cranking up the A/C and baking something! Or I keep myself busy complaining about the weather! 🙂

  17. It has been heaven around here. My kind of weather. I wish it was like this all year round, sunny, warm, blue skies and dry.
    I sit with my computer on days that we can’t go out, not a chance! I am running around taking care of T, cooking and chasing what else we have going on.

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