Aghast, it's August

“I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.” ― Agatha Christie, An Autobiography All my life I thought of the month of August as the extra month. In my family there were no birthdays, no anniversaries, no holidays of significance (example: August 4 is national mustard day). August was always a picture in my mind of the mid afternoon and setting sun of summer. There a

Roundly Routine

It is isn’t it? Routines seem to run in circles. Each day or each week we perform the same tasks year-round, trying to stay caught up or in sync with what is expected or necessary for us to function at our best. Summertime gives us an ever so slight excuse to take a break from routines and so we do, as often as possible. We go on vacation away from the routines just to take a break and a deep breath. But, alas, laundry still needs doing, dishes still need washing, groceries s