We saw Monsters University. Years ago, I saw Monsters Inc. in the theater with Mason & Eric when they were small. I really enjoyed this one. We laughed and laughed, and I loved the music.
2. I mentioned it's been hot & wretchedly humid. I don't like to complain, but I've had quite enough of it! We don't own an air conditioner.. It's usually a brief period each year when we'd possibly use it. We've been running this turbo fan round the clock.
3. We've been eating lots of fresh lettuce from the garden. (Mostly in the form of Caesar salad wraps - my favorite.)
4. After a slow start to my summer reading, I've been seizing the opportunity to read some good books this week.
The Night Journal was my favorite so far. Currently reading the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I'm finding enjoyable.
5. Do you know why these hot, humid days of summer are called "Dog Days?" I didn't. I've always associated Dog Days with our lakes. Growing up, we stopped swimming during dog days.. which was when the water got warmer and the shallower swimming areas became gross (for lack of better word.) Those were Dog Days.
I never thought much about it until now, and curiosity learned me this:
"The hot humid days of summer are called dog days because of a star - this period of sultry weather that traditionally occurs in the northern hemisphere in July and August received its name from the dog star Sirius of the constellation Canis Major. At this time of year, Sirius, the brightest visible star, rises in the east at the same time as the sun. Ancient Egyptians believed that the heat of this brilliant star added to the sun's heat to create this hot weather. Sirius was blamed for the withering droughts, sickness and discomfort that occurred during this time. Traditional dog days start on July 3 and end on August 11."
Our Dog and his kids with their lollypops yesterday... you can SEE the humidity in the air:
Sharing with Random 5 Friday ...and looking forward to a cool front!