Okay, so not quite. August is tomorrow. But, as they say, close enough for government work, right? We are still having some hot weather, although not quite as hot as it was, and very little rain. There are brown, dry patches on the lawn both front and back, and it is just now, after two … Continue reading And Just Like That, It’s August
We have a baby squirrel in the yard. It's adorable. And completely unafraid of me. I was out there Sunday morning, filling the bird feeders and scattering the critter feed and food for the critters and crows, and I was back and forth a few times from the house to the feeder pole. The little … Continue reading Summer in the City. Or Something.
Yes, I know. It's a day late, but we had dinner guests yesterday. The BaldMan's parents, his sister and brother-in-law, and Steph came over for Father's Day dinner. My father-in-law requested chili, *red* chili, to be exact. Specified, I suspect, so that we wouldn't sneak any of that weird green stuff in on him! LOL … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
In the good old summertime, I am sitting inside in the nice air conditioned rooms. The air temp (Sunday) is 95. Heat index is 102. I am not going outside unless I have to. I watered all the flowers and veggies earlier, swept the deck, and took the dog out this morning. He'll need to … Continue reading Monday Musings: In the Good Old Summertime
"Like seven inches from the midday sun" Or, at least, that's how it has felt the last couple days. We've had heat indexes over 100. The humidity hasn't been too brutal, so I guess that's a good thing. Still, I haven't been outside more than necessary. The dog goes out on the deck, sleeps for … Continue reading Monday Musings: “Man, It’s a Hot One”
Nothing really exciting going on, to be honest. We had a cook off to run the judging for on Saturday in Loudon, NH. It's a bit of a drive but a good event. A bit of a rain shower in the afternoon, but it blew over really fast and didn't really dampen the crowd too … Continue reading Monday Musings: Bits and Pieces
At least, for now. Last week was pretty slow with nothing pressing going on. Which was, you know, good in many ways. Things are going to pick up a bit now. We have chili cook offs coming on fast for the next few weeks, plus we are going to see Chicago (the band) at the … Continue reading Monday Musings: All’s Quiet
For some, this weekend is the end of Summer. Even though Fall doesn't officially start until later this month, this was the last Summer holiday weekend and the kids are either back in school or heading back in the next few days. So, in practical terms, it does mean the end of long, lazy days … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: The Beat Goes On
It is almost September, isn't it? That means Summer is winding down, the kids will all be back in school within a couple weeks, and Fall is just over the horizon. While I have come to accept that the change of seasons is inevitable, and even to appreciate it most of the time (I still … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weekend Fun, Fun, Fun (With a Little Chili Tossed In)
That just about sums up our Saturday night here. We had a pretty intense set of storms go through here. Loud, boomy, echoing thunder and some pretty intense lightning. The radar map showed strikes all around us. And the rain was torrential. But it seemed to soak things down well, and we really needed that … Continue reading Monday Musings: Thunder and Lightning