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Well, it has been a long time since I’ve posted anything.  In large part that had to due with it being summer.  I have to say it was hard for me to actually sit in front of a computer and write when the sun was shining and the warm weather was calling my name.  That is why I wanted to devote this post to the Best 3…Things about Summer!

No matter where you are in the world, the fact that summer has a power over people.  A way to make us feel better.  I don’t know whether it is the weather (and all the warm days and nights), the longer days (that is always a bonus) or could it be the fact that we are able to get away from our day to day lives and take vacations or just extra long weekends.

So, here are the Best 3…Things about Summer!

1.  BBQ

2.  Just Being Outdoors

3.  Sandals

Yes, BBQ is my number one choice as the best thing of summer.   For me, I don’t think I turned on my oven all summer.  All that meal planning that needs to take place during the year – out the door when summetime arrives.  I always know what I’m having for dinner – BBQ!  It’s great, easy and tastes so amazing.  Aaaahhhh my mouth is watering as I write this.

 

My second choice is the ability to just be outdoors.  The warm weather allows you to do so much things outside and that is what summer is meant for.  Road trips, camping, lounging on the beach, going for a swim and whatever else you like to do.  That is why it is my number two choice.

My last choice could have easily been number one.  Summer and sandals go together like salt and pepper.  Being able to always wear them, never having your feet confined to shoes and sox, getting pedicures…thanks to summer for the sandal!  Whatever preference of sandal you have (and yes, as many other women, I have a large amount of sandals that are in my closet and I’m not going to feel guilty because I wear them all!)

 

AG

 

 

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For all those people out there that do not own a pet, you should.  Pets are the greatest.  I am lucky and have two dogs – Penny, a beautiful yellow lab and Mars, a big strapping English Mastiff.   As a child, my parents would not allow pets in the house – not even fish.   I grew up in a house – sans pets and use to make friends with all the neighborhood pets.  When I was finally on my own I inherited a dog (my boyfriend who now is my husband) had the same no-pet rule in his house so he also wanted to have pets once he was older.  Therefore, I inherited my dog because he purchased Penny and a couple of years later, we moved in together and Penny joined us.  Then we wanted another dog – so we got Mars.

     

For me having dogs is great.  It has shown me what it means to be responsible.  I don’t have children so at this moment in my life – my dogs are my biggest responsibility.  I have to feed them, bathe them, walk them and play with them.  In return they give me unconditional love.  They wag their tails whenever I am around, hang out with me on the sofa when I am watching tv and are always willing to watch the floor for any food that might fall when I am preparing dinner.   Sure sometimes they are a pain in the butt but in the end they are the greatest…and I couldn’t imagine life without them.

So, here are the Best 3…Things About Having Pets:

1.  They love you unconditionally

2.  They make you laugh

3.  They become part of your family

For those that have a pet, think back to times when you are having an awful day (and I mean awful).  You are in no mood to see anyone, you just want to get into comfty clothing, eat your comfort food and tune the world out.  Then you open your front door and there is your pet to greet you (this might not always be the case for cats – but some do), just happy to see you , wagging their tails, eyes bright and happy.  It makes me smile because you realize they have been waiting for you and that they love you no matter what.  That isjust a great feeling that they can provide you.

As for making you laugh, that is so true.  I have never laughed so much as I do because of my dogs.  They do crazy things and you just can;t help but laugh.  I have added a crazy pet video from YouTube – watch the video and you will understand what I mean.

Pets really do become part of your family and that is great.  We bring our dogs everywhere – when we are on vacation (they are there – you have to love hotels that allow dogs – it’s great).  When we go camping – Penny has her own camp chair.  Also, usually when people ask how we are doing, they also ask about the dogs.  They are part of our family and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

AG

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Best 3…Places to avoid

For this post, I wanted to focus on places to avoid. In my case, this usually has to be places that make me mad, that make me uncomfortable and simply places where there are too many people. So here are the Best 3…Places to avoid:

1. The mall on a Saturday
2. The grocery store before a holiday
3. A dance club

At this moment, I happen to be an unlucky person in a mall. It is crazy and just plain horrible. We have guests and they wanted to shop, so I find myself in a packed mall. You would not know that the economy is bad here…and there are so many teenagers. Where are they getting their money…are they all drug dealers? because that is a profession that I am sure is doing well. How anyone can want to be here is above me.

My number 2 is the grocery store before a holiday. It creates monsters. It makes people irritable and mean (me included). I don’t know how many carts have rammed into me – like they couldn’t see me – I am a human being, average height…

My number 3 best pick is a night club. When I was younger this was a great place but as I get older, this is a place a want to avoid. Don’t get me wrong, I love to go out and dance but not with the young crowd – they scare me.

AG

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This week has already been too long…and its only Monday.  When days like this happen (and I mean it has just been one thing after another today) I turn to ways to wind down.  Like my previous post https://mybest3ofeverything.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/best-3-things-to-quiet-the-crazy-world-around-me/ I am focusing on things that can help to quiet my mind and how to bring myself down after one exhausting day.  So, here are the Best 3…Ways to unwind after a long, tough and stressful day:

1. Put on pjs, get into bed and read

2. Take a long, hot shower (or bath)

3. Sip some hot tea

Honorable mention – a nice glass of white or red wine – that is a sure fire way to handle a hard day

My number one best choice was easy – after a long, tough and stressful day, there is no greater comfort than simply getting into my comfty pjs (flannel is usually best, unless its summer), climbing into my king size bed, and opening the book that I wish I had been reading all day.  I usually  read until I am sleepy, then I just shut off the light and go to sleep.  To me, this is the best way to relax.  I am so focused on my book, my comfty surrounding that the stress seems to melt away.

The 2nd best was a way that always works (for me).  When I get home, and the day has been like it was today, I simply strip and take a long, hot shower.  Running your head under the hot steam of water has a way of taking away the stress.  When I am more ambitious, I would usually make this a bath but in a pinch, the shower washes away the day.

As for number 3, drinking a nice, steaming cup of tea.  I can make my cup of tea, curl up on the couch and just savour the flavor.  It like the best picks above, can just relax and help wind me down.

AG

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Hello and welcome to my blog.  My Best 3 of Everything blog was started to share what I personally believe to be the best three things of everything out there in the world.  There will be no limits to what I rank.  The possibilities are endless.  Everything from best three cereals to best three books to read on a beach.  There won’t be anything out there that will remain unranked.   My best three of everything list will always be the first thing you read but I will also explain why I chose those 3 particular items, people, places, things, etc as the best.  There may also be times when I will hand out some close runner-ups or honorable mentions.

These list are meant to be fun (with no harm intended) yet I know that there is the possibility for debate on my choices and that is indeed welcomed.  I want to hear what others might have chosen.

I hope you enjoy…

AG

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