Thursday, July 12, 2007

Happiness is....

H...

Health.

We are very lucky in my family to enjoy relatively good health. Not that we are totally free from issues. Everybody has a few health issues, whether they be bunions (which I have) to something more serious like anaphylactic allergies (which I also have). On the whole none of us is debilitated by our various minor health problems. None of us is bedridden. None of us has spent more then a few days in the hospital. Well, that is not entirely true. I had pneumonia three times when I was a kid that was bad enough to require hospitalization. And Bill also spent some time in the hospital as a child. Thankfully none of our children has required a stay in the hospital after their initial one. And even those stays were short. All measured in hours instead of days. We are generally a healthy lot. And for that I am truly thankful.

H is also for hot. Which is how the weather is now. Finally.
A number of years ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a month in England with my two sisters. Lately the weather here has reminded me a lot of the weather that I experienced that July. If you didn't like the weather, wait a few minutes. Out of the 32 days that we were there, there were 2 in which it didn't rain. I made notes. Not that it rained constantly. Just almost every day. I remember one day when we were driving to the Yorkshire Dales from Cambridge where my sister lived. There was one point where I had to pull over because I couldn't see through the torrential downpour. When it lightened up (in about 3 minutes) we started off again and very shortly there after drove into brilliant sunshine. Half an hour later, we were on dry pavement and shortly after that, back in the rain. That has been the weather that we have been having. Ever changing and cool.
So now that we have finally entered July in the full meaning of the month, I am happy that it is getting hot.

And while I'm here, I may as well say that I also like my Hair. Another H word.

4 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Ha ha ha<---More h's.
The weather sounds a lot like here. It can be bright and sunny, and then rain like crazy. Yesterday, it was cold and foggy at work, a mile away at home, it was hot and sunny.

Anonymous said...

"H" is also for "hot sauce". Most of our kids love it. And other hot foods too.

DH

Christine said...

Great, now I have "Hair" in my head this morning! :)

"Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy

Hair! Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair..."

DaviMack said...

Christine: whoever you are, that was just plain evil. If I could find you, I'd sneak up behind you and sing ... "It's a small world, after all. It's a small world, after all....."

For like hours.

:)