Here is the news about August. In 8 B.C. the Roman Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor, by changing the name of their month "Sextilis" to "Augustus". Sextilis means SIX. In Roman times, March was the first month of the year. So, about my August. We have a plan for a summer vacation. We will take a drive to Toyama prefecture, Noto peninsula and then Gifu prefecture. It will be three nights and four days. I can't wait! This will be our first drive this year so I'm excited about it. I will BLOG about that trip later this month. In the meantime, it is hot! Of course it is hot. It is August. As always, I have to take care of the garden. But that is easier now because the weeds do not grow so much as it is hot. Gottit? And I will not visit my kindergarten classes as I mentioned (said/told you) in yesterday's BLOG. With my free time I will go to the gym and do a lot of typing on my computer. I have a grand plan to write about my teaching and business. It will be a challenge, but I just gotta do it.