Lazy dog daze of summer

What else is there to do on a nice day but to hang out in the grass with a meaty bone?

In New England, there are only a few weeks of warm, sunny weather in the summer – if you’re lucky. So when the sun is out and the temperatures are perfect, it’s wise to take advantage of it. The last week or so has been that kind of weather. Temperatures have been ideal, the sun has been shining, it’s past-season for black flies and apparently a little too dry for mosquitoes. What a miracle – no bugs!! Only the occasional short thunderstorm during a late afternoon has come through to interrupt our beautiful days.

Summer is the time to enjoy and rejuvenate. We all need to take a break from our whirlwind, and while having perfect weather shouldn’t be a requirement for when you get away from your routines, it’s an excellent reminder. Even if you take five minutes or perhaps five hours – go ahead, make it five days! – do make sure to take time for yourself. Find something that makes you happy. When you return to your work, others will notice the difference, and you will, too.

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  1. didiwright on July 7, 2011 at 5:00 am

    That’s the right approach! Well done for taking it easier and I hope the weather holds for you a bit longer.
    I love that photo of Gracie…She’s so relaxed, munching on her bone.
    And if that’s your back garden (i.e. you’ve got a lot of nice grass AND a pond or river?), then I’m positively jealous 😉

    • PeopleSense Consulting LLC on July 7, 2011 at 6:20 am

      Life is good for Grace when she has her sun, grass, and a bone! Wouldn’t it be great to have such simple needs? We are lucky with our property. It’s not that big, but we do have a small river along the back edge. When the water is low, Grace loves to jump along the rocks, in search of frogs. Usually she stays on the edge, only getting her toes wet. It’s a great place to hang out.

  2. lifewith4cats on July 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Fantastic little back yard there. Its a pleasant way to think of a blogging break… as a bask in the sun with a meaty bone event. 🙂 Ive been having so much fun watching my flower garden grow. Ide say its meaty bone worthy.

  3. PeopleSense Consulting LLC on July 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Ahhh, watching flowers grow is another wonderful way to relax. We love to see blooms develop. Definitely meaty bone-worthy!! 🙂

  4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide on July 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Awesome photo!

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