Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The dog days of summer

I did some research on the phrase "Dog Days of Summer." Don't you just love the internet? You can find out pretty much anything you ever wanted to know. This phrase is originally Greek, having to do with Sirius the "Dog Star". In ancient times a brown dog would be sacrificed in order to appease the rage of Sirius, which they believed caused the hot, steaming weather. Do you think it would work now???? I know it was the same me who, only a short while ago, was bemoaning the cold weather, but SERIOUSLY. It is so dang hot outside. When a walk to the mailbox makes one break into a sweat, you know it's hot. (Well, unless you're pregnant, which I most definitely am NOT!)

Here is a quote I found about the Dog Days and how the ancient Greeks felt about it. It pretty much sums up things around here.
"When the seas boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid, causing to man burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies". Hysterics and "phrensies"...sounds about right!

We did find a great new place to play today. There is a great playground/park behind the elementary school right near our house. We went to play this morning and had a great time. As an added bonus we were the only ones there! We can definitely walk there from now on. Here are some pics from the whopping 45 mintues we could play before we all passed out!

Here is Drew on the suspension bridge. I started calling this the "Shaaaaky shaaaky bridge" See what I mean? Too many cartoons...

Do you notice the bright red face and the sweat soaked hair plastered to her head???

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