Blog All About It July 2019

Posted July 14, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Blog All About It Challenge / 20 Comments

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What’s it all about?

Very simple!  Each month I take the word prompt for that month and create a blog post of anything I want using that word.  My personal goal for participating in this challenge is for you to learn a bit about me each month. 

This month’s prompt is: HEAT

When I see the word ‘heat’, it is always preceded in my mind by “Beat the”.  I am not a heat lover and summer is my least favorite season. But, I’ll play fair and not be a downer.

There are a few things that will entice me out into the heat though I do it sparingly because this gal only melts (heat stroke) and gets cranky when it’s truly sweltering and you do not want to see that horror show.

One of my fav summer HEAT activities is watching baseball at the ballpark with my water, nachos piled high with jalapenos and scorecard in my lap shouting cheers for the home team. 

I’m rather spoiled when it comes to opportunities to watch a baseball game live.  I am about thirty minutes from Detroit’s Comerica Park where the Detroit Tigers play and about thirty minutes from the Toledo Mudhen’s ballpark.  I go to each about once a year. My parents live fifteen minutes from the Ogden Raptors and an hour from the Salt Lake City Bees parks and we alternate trips to those.  And, last but certainly not least, I can go watch my niece and two nephews play for school teams and community teams where watching grammy (my mother in law) turn into a true screaming, frenzied fanatic is the most entertaining thing in the world.

Another grand summer HEAT activity (okay its more get away from the heat, but who’s counting), is camping.  I am a big fan of getting away from it all and being completely unplugged for a week or two each year. Sadly, I don’t do tent camping these days- out of shape, plus bears (just saying), but we get out to Utah with my folks in their older RV and hit the trail up a mountain to a campground by a lake or stream.  We do the whole nine yards, (mild) hikes, paddling, swimming, badminton, campfire cooking and s’mores, campfire stories and games, or kicking back in the camp chair in the shade by the lake with a good book.

And, as you are reading this, I am probably engaged in one of the two I showcased above out in gorgeous Northern Utah.  What are some of your Summer HEAT activities or what do you do to Beat the HEAT? Do Tell!

Blog All About It Challenge is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup.  You can check out more about it here:  http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2018/11/2019-blog-all-about-it-challenge.html

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Carole Rae
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So fun! Summer is my least favorite holiday as well. We try to go to one Tiger game a summer. I do not think that is happening this year. BUT the summer is still here so who knows.

Sophia Rose
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Hideho fellow summer sufferer!

Hopefully, you’ll still get a chance at a game, but this year I think it will be sweltering for a ball game. Maybe September…

Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
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Living all my life in Puerto Rico means you get used to the heat. Thankfully, where I’m usually at doesn’t go above 93 in the summer and there’s always wind and a beach nearby.

Sophia Rose
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Oh yeah, you’re definitely used to the heat. LOL The beach nearby would be fun. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
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I stay indoors as much as possible. It was 110F here yesterday and that’s not even as hot as we get. We’re expecting 117F by the end of the month.

Sophia Rose
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Whew boy, yeah, Mary! That’s ridiculously hot.

Jenea's Book Obsession
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I tend to stay indoors a lot more now that we moved back to Florida. I had forgotten how hot it gets here. Hope you are having a good time. Love the pics.

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, that would definitely be a temperature shocker moving to Florida and the summers there, Jenea. 🙂

Jen T
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I love summer and the heat. Of course, I live 1/2 mile from the ocean, so beach heat is tempered with cold ocean water. I also love heading back home to MI every summer, to my parents home on Lake Charlevoix. Again, heat makes the lake that much better. I used to love baseball games (I used to attend games at Tiger Stadium – I can’t recall if I’ve been to Comerica), and loved going when I lived in Seattle, as well. I’d love to go to see the Red Sox (where we live now), but tickets are expensive! I… Read more »

Sophia Rose
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Good point, Jen. Beach heat is totally acceptable. 🙂

Oh how neat that you used to live here and got to see the old Tiger Stadium. The new part is so pretty.
And, yeah, some of those ball parks cost so much for tickets. I noticed the huge difference between the Detroit tickets and Chicago Cubs ones for the same seat spots.

Definitely enjoying some lovely mild temps up by the lake. 🙂

Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
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I enjoy taking my dog out on walks during the summer. During the school year, I don’t have time for morning walks since I have to leave the house pretty early for work. To beat the heat, I enjoy reading indoors. (If I read outdoors on the patio, the mosquitos swarm me!)

Sophia Rose
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I love to read in the shade in our yard, but like you, get the bugs coming after me and being a distraction. Fun that you can get in more walks during the summer, Crystal. 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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I’m not a huge fan of summer, my least favorite season, too. But I do love the woods to beat the heat! Those pictures of where you camp is beautiful! I like staying in a cabin, but an RV sounds fun too. At this point I’d only do a tent if we were backpacking to some amazing location. I used to do that all the time with my husband but other vacations hold more appeal to me now than sleeping in a tent, lol! Hope you’re enjoying your time if you’re camping, Sophia Rose! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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I count down the days for fall, but there are still some good bits of summer. The mountains and the lake and getting away are a great part of my summer enjoyment.
Oh yeah, tent sleeping is not attractive now that I can enjoy a comfortable bed and still spend the rest of the day out in nature. 🙂

Lorna
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I hate summer more than anything. I dread it every year. I just can’t handle the heat at all. We are in the middle of a horrible heat wave and it’s miserable outside so I just don’t go anywhere. I don’t think I have been out of the house in at least 10 days. I can do that since I’m retired-and old. They have been having air quality alerts in addition to heat alerts. I can’t wait for October! Your Utah picture is beautiful and your campsite looks fun. Hope you are having a great time!

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, the Northeast really is getting slammed with a horrid heat wave. Don’t blame you for avoiding being outside for that. Yay for October! 🙂

Angie Elle
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I also hate the heat and summer is my least favorite season. I bought an air conditioner this year to beat it, and that’s about it. LOL

I hope you have fun on your camping trip. I just got back from mine! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Yes A/C is the only way to survive this heat. 🙂

Oh fun! Hope you had a good time, Angie. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying mine.

vvb
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The RV camping sounds great. Have a great time being outdoors. Been planning to go to a local baseball game this summer to watch the SF Giants in action. It would be my second time is years.

Sophia Rose
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Oh fun, Velvet! I hope you get to go. The SF Giants are my favorite team!!!! (see pic of Posey above).