Originally Posted by judesmama
I like to use this time of year for preparation.. try out new recipes, stalk the sales and get started on gifts!
This is what I do too. When my kids were younger it was much easier to shop for gifts through out the year. But now that they are older its tough, I don't want them to get stuck with something that they can't return. I will pick up small gifts when I see them, every little bit helps! As far as the summer goes, I'm not crazy about the heat and humidity. But sitting around the pool with a cocktail isn't such a bad thing, lol. And I love to entertain. Its fun to have friends and family for barbeques. Thats what gets me through.