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Summer Fun Begins

Although my calendar says it's not officially summer, it feels like it's already here in Phoenix.  With sunny days and triple digit temperatures, what's a girl to do?

I would love to head to the beach.  After all, our school year is completed.  But instead, I get to teach summer camp to Pre-K 3 and 4 children.  Well, at least I know I will be laughing and having fun.    

I worked summer camp two years ago and enjoyed it.  That was the year I was teaching Culinary Camp.    But the students were older (1st through 4th grade level).

It worked out that Miss Annie and I will be switching jobs each week. So this next week I'll be teaching and the following week, she'll be teaching.  The weeks I don't teach, I get to work for only three hours.  But I think I will like this since I'll be able to spend those mornings working on my book.  You know, the one that was supposed to be completed by the end of the school year.  

So the beach is out for now.  However, I found this on Pinterest and ...loved it.


I continue to count my every day blessings.

#847 A fun day at The Simple Farm
#848 Experiencing the farm with my friends
#849 Wearing my hometown t-shirt and greeting Michael who is also from Lindenhurst
#850 Working on my front garden entry
#851 Getting ideas on growing herbs and vegetables
#852 Enjoying the pool at our condo knowing I don't need to take care of it
#853 The first cup of coffee in the morning
#854 Participating in an online Bible study with Good Morning Girls.
#855 Having one week of rest

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Debbie...I am so glad you are enjoying life and counting your blessings girl! This is good advice to all of us!

    I liked this...

    "Keep calm and pretend you're at the beach!" I will try that! (As it doesn't look like a beach is anywhere in my near future!) ha!

    Love, Linda

  2. triple digit temps... that's desert heat! What an encouragement to read this post, Debbie. I am sure your summer will be a memorable one!


  3. Keeping Calm in all this heat as well, praise the Lord!

  4. It seems that you have busy days and lots to be thankful about.
    Im happy for you:)

  5. I didn't know you were writing a book. How exciting! Those days of teaching the little ones, even during your summer vacation will bring many blessings~as it seems it already has.
    As for the triple digits~that's a toughy for me to give thanks for--but the pool sounds great.

  6. I think its amazing you are writing a book! You are such an amazing person, and I know it will be a blessing!

  7. I'd much rather have triple digit inches of snow than high temps - but I'd love to be at the beach,too - wishing you blessing this week - BTW - I love coffee in the morning, too - but never manage to make it at home:) Those kids will be so blessed by you this summer - just makes me smile to think about it!

  8. It is so awesome that you have a week off and on this summer, Debbie. I do hope we can get together again before you start the fall season.

    Very cool Bible study you are taking. I have to check it out more closely, because it is going along the line where I am heading; giving up control :)

  9. Dear Debbie
    This is not difficult for me to do for the beach is about 200m from my house. Oh, what a joy to go to sleep with the sound of the waves at night and when we wake up in the mornings we smell the sea breeze!
    Blessings and love.

  10. I love the "Keep Calm" poster, Debbie! I'm praying for you and your little sweeties as you begin camp. Aloha!

  11. Oh beautiful friend ... grabbed a moment to splash around in blog land. Just had to stop by and be drenched by your thankfulness.

    Be blessed,

  12. Hi Debbie. It sounds like summer will be a fun time for you... that is such a sweet age group. Have fun and try to stay cool.


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