It is far too hot for my brain to function on any sort of creative level, so I will give you my “bits and pieces” format tonight- just some news that I might not have covered in recent days. And if I did, well, go back and read the first part of this post again. 100+ degrees folks.
Speaking of heat, our son is getting settled in Phoenix. It has been 115 degrees there, and don’t give him any of that “dry heat” rhetoric. He said it is so dry and hot that his nose hurts when he breathes. But he also said that Phoenix has lots of sidewalks and people use them. Imagine that!
Sadie update: She is back with her owner, less than ½ mile away, and doing fine. Her owner was a little surprised by the surgical scar, but not complaining. What still baffles us is why she didn’t just go home, and why no one came looking for her.
The evil dogs are busy tearing up two of my flower beds. If I don’t water the beds, my plants die. If I do water, the dogs dig them up. Also, I spotted two puppies yesterday!! I don’t want to even think about that.
Better news: Our grandson has learned to swim! I’m so proud of him and happy that he will now be much safer near the water. He’s had lessons before and always played in the water, but he has finally put everything together and become confident in his ability. That makes such a difference, especially in the water. I love to swim, so I’m not sure how I ended up here in the prairie without a pool in sight! Yes, I know we have a huge lake nearby, but I’m not crazy about swimming with fish and snakes and old beer bottles. Not my thing.
I’m going to work two days this week. That means that summer is almost over. Time to really get in gear and finish up a couple of projects that are still dangling.
This is survival time in the garden. The peaches are about finished. The grapes are gone. The tomatoes are beginning to ripen. Just have to water, water, water. My aunt gave me some okra, cucumbers, and melons from her garden. She is much better than I am at raising vegetables!
My hubby may have to go to the doctor tomorrow. His elbow is swollen and I suspect something has bitten him. We’ll take another look at it in the morning. I’m always cautious since I suffered through Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever several years ago. Not a pleasant experience.
Well, I’m off to cooler parts of the house. Better thoughts tomorrow, I promise.