Richard Clayderman We are the World.mp3

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According to the Gregorian calendar, July is the seventh month. On the Roman calendar, it was the fifth month and it was called 'Quintilis', menaing 'fifth'. Julius Ceasar gave the month 31 days in 46 B.C. The Roman Senate named it 'Julius', in honor of Caesar.

July is usually the hotest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. July is one of the winter months in the Southern Hemisphere. The climate is mild in most of the Southern Hemisphere, with the exception of the COLD Antarctica, and the cold,rainy part of South America.

During July, when there isn't much rain, the grass often loses it's greenness. Some flowers are abundant in July, because they strive on the heat. Also, insects are abundant as well - life is striving in July!

Independence Day is observed in the United States on July 4. On that day in 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. In France, a similar holiday, Bastille Day, occurs on July 14. Several other countries celebrate national independence in July. Canada celebrates July 1 as Canada Day. Independence Day is celebrated in Venezuela on July 5; in Argentina, July 9; in Belgium, July 21; and in Peru, July 28.
  • The Ruby is the gem for July.

  • The water lily is the flower for the month of July.

July is National Blueberry Month,
and they are so good for you!

Folded Shower Curtain: 
Stash an old shower curtain in your car's trunk
to line it when carting potentially messy plants,
picnic coolers, or beach gear in the Summer.

Worry is a massive waste of time and energy.
It doesn't change anything. All it does is steal your
joy and hinder your ability to make positive changes.
~ Ritu Ghatourey

Choose your thoughts carefully. Keep what brings
you peace, release what brings you suffering,
and know that happiness is just a
thought away.
~ Nishan Panwar

Peace of mind produces right value,
right values produce right thoughts.
Right thoughts produce right actions.
~ Mark Richardson

Strawberries and Cream

Dessert Squares



1 Crust

1/2 Pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1 Cup butter or margarine, softened
1 Egg


1 Cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
Package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened


4 Cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 Cup water
10 To 12 drops red food color, if desired
  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 15x10x1- or 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until chips are melted and can be stirred smooth. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in melted chips until blended. Spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate while making topping.
  • 3. In small bowl, crush 1 cup of the strawberries. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in crushed strawberries and 1/3 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in food color. Cool 10 minutes. Gently stir in remaining 3 cups strawberries. Spoon topping over filling. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set; serve within 4 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.

Here is hoping you all had a nice weekend. I hope you will

enjoy this first day of July. I will be decorating for the 4th of

July as we get closer -- so look for lots of red, white and blue

as we celebrate our country's birthday this week!

Take care, be safe in always being aware of everything

and everyone around you. Join me tomorrow!

And now till another

time, I always wish ...



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