Thursday, July 20, 2017

Think Write Thursday | Staying Cool.

Today's Think Write Thursday topic is tell us what you do to beat the heat! We're deep into summer here and some of us love the heat and some of us hate it but either way we all have to cope with it. What do you do that works for you? Share your tips, stories and more on coping with summer heat!

I've lived in the South for most of my life (which still seems crazy, but it's most definitely true!) and I have to say that the number one thing is air conditioning. I do love fresh air and sunshine, but when the heat index gets into triple digits, I stay inside. We have ceiling fans running non-stop as well.

Some places (church, the grocery store, Starbucks) do air conditioning a little too well, but I don't mind that either. It's the perfect opportunity for a hand knit shawl, scarf or cardigan.

The other idea I have is a cold, icy drink. Last night, I mixed up a batch of Watermelon St-Germain Slush (thanks to A Beautiful Mess).

It only took a couple of hours to freeze the watermelon chunks (I layered them in a glass pan with plastic wrap between the layers to keep them from freezing together). I squeezed a little more lime over the slush before serving. Delicious and refreshing! and pretty, too!

Head on over to Carole's blog to see what ideas others have shared.

14 comments:

  1. So many of my favorite flavors combined into one frosty cocktail! I've already got grapes and blueberries in the freezer, but watermelon chunks will be joining them shortly!

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  2. That looks like a tasty way to keep cool! Oh, I'm going to get some watermelon for my freezer today.

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  3. I need one of those watermelon drinks... today!

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  4. That watermelon beverage looks mighty inviting! I am especially thankful for the AC when I do my pilates! Stay cool!

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  5. That looks and sounds so refreshing! Stay cool!

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  6. Whoa...does that look delicious! Keep cool Mary! (But I know you already are!)

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  7. Oh man that sounds delicious! I cut up a watermelon last night...you can bet I'll be putting some in the freezer when I get home this afternoon!

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  8. Oooh, yummy! That sounds delicious!!

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  9. Colorful and tasty-looking. Anyway you can do a tastin via the I'net?
    Cheers~

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  10. YUM. could i do without the st. germain?

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  11. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have AC and I grew up without it. However, it was never as hot as now...

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  12. Watermelon anything is the perfect way to stay cool on hot summer days!

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  13. Looks delicious and such a beautiful color!

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Thanks for the feedback!