Monday, June 26, 2017

It's That Time Of The Year Again...

It's that time of the year again...Summertime. Which means family vacations, swimming at the local pool, or simply making time to read a good book. Summertime is famous for long, lazy days in the sun with your favorite beverage.

But for me, well, I confess, I have a love/hate relationship with Summer. Mostly because in Texas, as in other parts of the country, Summertime can be brutal. The temperature has already begun to push the 100 degree mark and the humidity is a matching 100 percent.

As a child, I breezed through Summer without a thought about the heat or the humidity, but since I'm all grown up, well, it's not nearly so easy.

So every year, at least for a little while, my husband and I escape to the mountains for some cool crisp temperatures and breathtaking views.     

We return home refreshed and more able to deal with the heat. And then we make a beeline to our swimming pool and pretty much live there until September.

So, what's your favorite way to beat the Summertime heat?

Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author Mary Alford grew up in a small Texas town famous for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and quite a bit younger than her brothers and sister, Mary had plenty of time to entertain herself. Making up stories seem to come natural to her. As a pre-teen, Mary discovered Christian romance novels and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do with her over-active imagination. She wrote her first novel as a teen, (it’s tucked away somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first Christian romance and was hooked. Today, Mary still lives in Texas, and still writes about romance. In fact, she can’t think of anything else she’d rather do. Learn more about Mary Alford at: where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also feel free to send her an email to
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  1. Fun to escape the heat by going to the mountains, Mary. My husband and I escape the SC heat by spending summers at our cabin in upstate NY.

  2. Staying in a swimming pool is good or indoors in air-conditioning. In Oklahoma, our summers are a lot like what you described. HOT!

  3. Sometimes that monsoonal heat makes its way to Southern California and it's torture. We can't live without our air conditioners.

  4. We've been having 100+ temps for a couple of weeks. I do my activities in the morning and stay indoors the rest of the day.

    1. Yuck. That's me, early morning or in the evening.

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