Summer Days

I’ve not been able to write much this last week because the heat has made it near impossible to sit for any length of time without practically melting on the spot.  Today’s been better – infinitely better – than the last week, but it’s still pretty warm in the homestead.  The rest of the week…

Thursday’s Storm

On Thursday, there was a brief moment where the heavens flirted with the idea of unleashing their wrath upon us with cool, soothing rain.  More of a tease, really, since what rain that did fall was short, quick, and to the point.  Oh, there was some cool air (for which I’m thankful), but it was…

Saturday Morning Musings

Yesterday was not the heat-fest that had been promised; that honor may go to today.  In any case, I still sweated myself silly, and experienced yet another humid and difficult night.  When I awoke today, it was 80ºF, but with the humidity factored in, it was about 86ºF.  That was at 7:15am. So, I did…

Summer is Coming

Remember how, after you’d done something bad as a kid, your mother would say, “Just you wait until your father comes home!”  How Mom would toss out that little dig to instill some serious anxiety in your world?  How you stared at the clock in mortal fear; each ‘tick’ was a reminder that Judgment Day…

Heatwave!

In anticipation of this week’s heat, the Little Woman has gone off to spend time with friends.  Good friends, I should say, because they’ve got air conditioning and we don’t.  And what of moi, you ask?  Well . . . I’m not going anywhere.  Oh, I was invited, and I’m sure that if I were…

A Tasty Goal

My effort to not worry about the world is starting to pay off.  I’m definitely in a much better place this afternoon.  Much better. My ‘To Do‘ list was just amended. Have you seen this?  If you’re not a fan of clicking on random links (and honestly, who is?), then take a look at this:…

What Happens Next?

In many respects, Independence Day is the summer’s equivalent of Christmas. Snow, cold, and all that includes are cool in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  We want a white, snowy Christmas because that’s what cards, Hallmark television movies, and tradition tells us.  People can’t wait for it to snow so they can feel that…