Friday, June 5, 2015

Can You Feel the Excitement in the Air?

When the kids have summer recess each year, I don't even need to look at the calendar.  I can feel it in the air.  More kids are smiling, riding their bikes, fishing at the creek, or swimming under the bridge if it's a hot day.

Graduation parties are happening several weekends in a row beginning as early as Memorial Day weekend, and you will see a lot of Facebook images of beaming new grads wearing their caps and gowns.   Soon those grads will be starting new jobs.  Some will take the summer off to relax, vacation with family, and make plans for the future.

Each year at this time, I remember my own high school graduation day and also college graduation, twice.  The season brings back such fond memories of family, food, friends, and big plans for the future.

Whatever you and your family do to celebrate, have fun and enjoy the moment!  Some families will soon experience the "empty nest syndrome."  This is something I have not personally experienced, but I can imagine how my parents and grandparents must have felt when all of us kids were away at college.  No more family meal time.  No more sitting around the television together in the evenings.  No more rushing to and from school activities.  It must have seemed as though time was beginning to stand still.  Or maybe it was a welcome relief from the hectic pace of having a full house, trying to meet everyone's needs, keeping up with all that extra housework and cooking!

If you are planning celebrations, please remember to stop by Homer Village Market for refreshments. You can find a variety of things to make your gatherings special including:

  • steaks, chops, sausages, chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers for the grill 
  • buns, condiments, chips of all kinds
  • cold beer, nice wine selection, wide variety of non-alcoholic beverages
  • bags of ice, charcoal, hickory wood chips
  • ice cream, cookies
  • appetizers such as cheese, summer sausage, hummus, chip dip, salsa, pickles and olives
Enjoy your Summer!