Ice pops!

(If you’re here for the A to Z Challenge, scroll down to the next post. This post is one of a regular series on things I am grateful for.)

It’s the middle of April (or just past, anyway), and today’s high was close to 90. Fortunately, last month, when we had our last heat wave, I found some of the leftover ice pops from last summer in the cupboard and stuck them in the freezer. There’s nothing quite like the joy on a child’s face when they come in flushed from the heat and you tell them they can have an ice pop to help cool off with. My husband and I are rather fond of them, too.

Yes, another modern convenience, brought by the combined might of artificial flavors, sugar, and electricity. What’s not to love?

(For the record, the current forecast is that tomorrow will be at least ten degrees cooler, and Wednesday ten degrees cooler than that. So not worried about general climate warming right now.)

What are you grateful for this Monday?

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  1. I’m grateful for my children, grandchildren, my hubby, my dogs, my house….the list is really, really long.


    • I understand! That’s one reason why I post every Monday about something different I’m grateful for.

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Ice pops are mighty refreshing on a hot day. I’m grateful for everything–it’s too long of a list to start here.

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  3. I don’t know why that we’ve never really gotten in the habit of having ice pops (the ones in the plastic bags that are basically juice, right?) in our freezer in the summer. It’s probably something I ought to add to our list!

    It’s Tuesday, but today I’m grateful for the fact that my daughter no longer has the fever she managed to hold on to all weekend that kept her from the parks on such gorgeous days.

    • Well, I think they’re more like Kool-Aid, but yes. Easy to keep on hand. (I like the ones I find at Wal-mart in the red net bag; they’re more flavorful than some of the other varieties.)

      Oh, that is an excellent thing to be grateful for! I’m glad she’s feeling better.

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