Saving for a later day
Will only let this joy melt away...
All over the news, the Heat Advisory continues here in Dallas. The streak of 100 degree weather continues. "The numbers are now 22, 29, 5, 19… As in 22nd day in a row, 29th time this year, 5th on list of record consecutive days, 19th on the list of number of 100 days in a year." (CBS DFW) If the predicted forecast for the next 7 days holds, we’ll end up 2nd on the all-time list of consecutive days of 100 plus weather. Enough is enough, .. this girl is ready for winter.
So the best I can do is think about popsicles, the sweet delight from childhood, the sensible splurge for a modest family income. Best eaten outside where the drips wouldn't stain the carpeting, these little bundles of goodness are the epitome of summer. Cherry became my favorite because I could rub it over my lips and look lke I had the lucious Wonder Woman lips of Linda Carter. Trying to eat the last bits of a melting popsicle with one piece dropping off was like climbing Mount Everest. So gratifying! During those few minutes of frozen pleasure, the heat outside was forgotton, all thoughts focused on such fake fruity sweetness. And of course, we'd hoard our washed off sticks to build fanciful pencil cup later.
But perhaps the best thing about popsicle is that they are a reminder that all good things are meant to be split in half and shared...
Today I wave "howdy y'all" to my friends from Sunday Sketches and Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesdays. Hope everyone is finding something fun to keep cool!