We have one week of Summertime left until our girls return to school. I don't know where the Summer went. I really don't. Last year I was so good about planning our activities and, I think, we had a great "Stay-cation" in our corner of the world - Portland, OR. The beautiful Pacific Northwest. But this Summer, although we've been able to go places and see things, it just feels different. I feel different. I'm tired, I'm not focused. I'm stressed about my girls media time and berate myself every time I see a blog post or Pinterest tip on "Great Kids Activities".
My girls are 15 and 12. For the years that I have spent being Julie The Cruise Director ("Love Boat" reference for all you young-in's out there. Google it.) I should be able to relax a bit and enjoy the fact that my craft box is filled with instruments made of paper plates and toilet paper rolls, nature journals, recipes to make home-made ice cream and your own sidewalk chalk and photos to prove we actually made all these things. But no. I still feel that I didn't engage them enough. guilt guilt guilt. GAH! Forget this! It's Friday so let's have a happy diversion with our weekly Virtual Girls Night Out! *For our weekly Friday night blog party all you need to make this party complete is to grab a beverage of your choice (cocktail recipe below for inspiration) and get cozy! If you choose to leave your link to participate in a blog hop please do! I started this blog party in 2008 and bloggers have been virtually partying ever since. To participate In The Virtual GNO: Enjoy this post! Or, if you like, add your blog link below and visit your fellow party guests - say "Happy VGNO!!!" Share the blog game/meme on your site to play along.
Time For Some Tunes!
I do declare this song to be the Song Of The Summer 2013. Let's see how Bill Clinton handles it.
Bill Clinton Singing "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke
Time For A Cocktail!
.5 oz SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate
· 0.75 oz. Fresh lemon Juice
· 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup or Agave Nectar
· 1 Tsp. Pomegranate Molasses
· 1 dash Angostura Bitters
· Club Soda, to top off
Combine all ingredients except Club Soda in a mixing glass. Shake, strain and serve over fresh ice in a rocks glass, fill to top with Club Soda and garnish.
Time For A Party Game!
Love the quizzes from MentalFloss.com. Let's see how you do with this one - The Sitcom Settings Quiz by Jason English:
How'd you do? Leave your score in the comments below. I'll share my score with you ;->
Thanks for hanging out at our weekly Virtual Girls Night Out. It would be great if you would leave a comment (so I know you stopped by :-> ) See you next Friday!