Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Dog Days of Summer!

We're in the Dog Days of Summer. 

Can't deny it. 
We go through it every year. 
It's a period that begins in late July through the early part of September. 
Does it have anything to do with Dogs?
Not really.

It refers to the dog star--Sirius--and it's position in the heavens.

So what's a person suppose to do when it's hot, hot, hot?
The energy is sapped from your body?
The kids have been trotting off to school all week long!

Here's my thoughts:

1.  Be thankful you have another day of life -- hot or not.
2.  Stay cool by using cooling units, rest a lot, drink lots of water, eat lighter meals.
3.  As much as possible, do the outside chores or your work early in the morning or later in the evening.
4. Plan activities to suit the weather. 
Swimming, water sprinklers, and indoor activities are better during the hotter parts of the day.
5.  Take advantage of the cooler days to do the things you've put off.
6.  Enjoy the summer. 
Don't let it go to waste.
Just work with the weather.
Be smart.

 Through the rest of summer, have fun, stay smart, and enjoy life! 


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