It’s July and summer and one would think this week would have been about being outdoors, but nope, it was about football, baseball, shopping, reading and hats.  After rummaging through my hats, I discovered that I may not have enough hats to deal with what this hot, humid weather is doing to my hair and a few shopping trips were a necessity.  Thankfully I have a hat for the Brazil match against Belgium today in the World Cup.

I’m covered in the baseball hat category for my favorite teams, but I’m always willing to add a new beach towel or hat while I’m out shopping.

Gabby thought this would be a perfect addition for the backyard, but I told her we would actually have to go outside in this awful heat to enjoy it.

I did manage one outdoor excursion in the excruciating heat this week, but don’t tell Gabby since I’ve been telling her that we can’t go on any adventures because her healed little paw is too delicate to hit the hot pavement.

Some of my favorite teams were losing right and left in the World Cup and desperate measures were needed, so I turned to my England and France hoodies for luck.  It’s definitely not hoodie weather, but I risked heat exhaustion wearing the England hoodie in their exhausting and thrilling victory against Columbia.  I found wonderful Paris and London journals while shopping this week and thankfully it will be a little more bearable this weekend wearing my France hoodie for the World Cup match against Uruguay today and my England hoodie again tomorrow for the match against Sweden.  With the lucky hoodie vibes, I’m still hoping for a England vs. France final match.

Life is Good when you have the perfect hat, a new book, a great beach towel to wipe off the sweat if you dare venture outdoors and the beginning of the Tour de France on Saturday.

At this point in early summer, I already no longer want to hear the words hot, humidity or it’s going to feel like a steam bath, but would prefer to be told by the weatherman to make sure you don’t leave home without a hat or better yet, stay home with a good book.

14 Replies to “The Week In Seven Photos”

  1. Yikes, it’s been hot, but you have the right attitude. That backyard—Chair?Chaise-lounge?Whatever?—looks fabulous. Speaking of fabulous…that picture of the swan—a cygnet—is fabulous. Hope Gabby’s little foot continues to heal, and good luck to the teams you are rooting for. Finally, the heatwave has started to break so that we are having normal summer temperatures. Phew!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 No hat is necessary today, the weather is fabulous!🙂 I would love to buy that outdoor daybed, but I’m afraid to think what backyard visitors might decide it’s a great place to hang out. It’s been weeks since I’ve gone kayaking and it was wonderful to see the young swans again and they are growing up fast.🙂

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      1. Yay to fabulous weather and young swans. Made giggle to of the assortment of visitors in your day bed. Lots of photo opportunities.

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    1. It was a great week for reading and a visit to the bookstore, where it is impossible to leave without a few items.📖😁 The heatwave lasted so long that when the ice cream disappeared, I had to grab a baseball hat and go out in that weather for an ice cream cone.😁

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    1. Thank you!🙂 Welcome back and I hope this means the WiFi is fixed!🙂 It helped tremendously while she was not feeling well and now that she’s feeling better, she has no problem with the stroller if she thinks she’s going shopping.😁

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  2. Great post! Seems everywhere else is getting heat – too much, in some places – but here on the coast it as rained all day today! Good weather to stay in and watch the football. Great win for France, and Belgium were excellent against Brazil, but it seemed like Brazil didn’t turn up. I sure hope your lucky England hoodie works tomorrow…Enjoy the games, and your weekend!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 After that awful heatwave, we were rewarded with a perfect day to watch football on the iPad on the deck.🙂 So excited about France moving on to the next round and unfortunately I think Belgium is going to be a tougher match-up than Brazil. I have complete faith in my lucky hoodies and Kane’s foot and I’m expecting another win by England. We have two days of good weather, so I’ll be enjoying the football again outdoors today. Have a great time watching the match and let’s hope for a little less tension or my mother will definitely not invite me over to watch football anymore.😁

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      1. Not too much tension in the end, but watching England you never know when the collapse/mistakes might happen – so this was an unexpectedly comfortable win! Please keep wearing your lucky hoodie! It’s been an exciting tournament, lots of good football, and the Russia-Croatia match up is interesting. Ought to be a Croatia win, but so many surprises already, with a big one being Russia still in the competition. Enjoy the game!

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      2. I’m usually all about the offense, but today my loudest cheers were for the great plays by the Man of the Match, Pickford. Another great win for England and how long does the celebration last after making the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years?😁 The tournament has been outstanding and I’ve discovered with football that I never relax until they blow the final whistle. My mother was quite happy with the first game, but when I convinced her we should watch the doubleheader, I pushed my luck. At the beginning of the game I did not really have a favorite, but as the game went on I convinced my mother that we should cheer for Russia since they are the host country and lowest ranked team and by the penalty kicks she was hiding in the kitchen. My lucky hoodies will be ready for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, but I think I need to find a pub full of football fans and beverages to help calm the nerves.😁

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