BAM. It’s July. Are you ready for this? Summer is here in full force and we’ve already battled the first heatwave a couple of weeks ago with temperatures up to 107°F/43°C. Ugh. Not my personal favorite, I hope the rest of the summer (mainly July and August) will be a little bit more pleasant. I know, I realize where I live and that I can’t complain too much, but maybe a little?
Here’s what’s going on in July:
+ When this post goes up, I’ll be enjoying a long 4th of July weekend. I worked last Friday and took today off, so I could have an extra-long weekend (and a short work week!). It’s all about good planning, people!
+ This weekend started out with temperatures in the low 90’s and it’s supposed to stay this way for the next few days. I’ll take that!
+ Germany won the FIFA Confederations Cup against Chile yesterday. This is particularly noteworthy as they won this tournament mostly with young, up-coming new players (I assume partly in preparation for the World Cup next year). It was very exciting to watch! The Confederations Cup “is contested by the holders of each of the six (UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC, OFC) regional championships, along with the current FIFA World Cup holder [Germany] and the host nation [Russia], to bring the number of teams up to eight” (Wikipedia).
+ I need to get one of those triangle-sunshade canopies for our backyard patio (because we get quite a bit of sun there during the day, although in the late afternoon our backyard tree nicely shades our patio area as well), so we can sit out there more this summer!
What’s going on in your life in July?