It is only the end of June and I am in a bit of a summer funk. I am blaming it on hormones, because I blame everything on hormones. It is gastly hot and humid here, it feels more like August. If this is how it is going to be all summer then expect the Funk-o-Mania to continue. I went for a walk with a friend last week, we were at the beach at 8:45 in the morning. By the time we got back we were so hot and dehydrated, we both felt ill. There was no breeze and it was so hot out. We are staying closer to home from now on, because once you are walking at the beach there is no short cut back to your car, you have to stick it out.
These are some things I have been thinking about lately, and since I am in the Funk-o-Mania they are not all pleasant.
Why does it seem you are always irritated with your husband when you have to pick out his Valentine's Day or Father's Day card?
I love the thunderstorms that occur in the summer in Florida. They come rolling in, big, dark, heavy clouds that burst open. They are fierce and fast, and quite beautiful, especially if you are inside, cozy and dry.
Is it such a big deal to shave your legs? I hear all these commercials about saving time getting laser hair treatments, because it is crucial to have that time back in your life. I like to shower and I let the conditioner set in my hair when I shave, so no laser treatments for me.
Why does my 16 year old, who wants to soon be driving on his own, not want to practice driving? It is like I have to pull his hair to get him behind the wheel. Yesterday I made him drive me to one of my Medical Foster homes (where I forgot my phone earlier in the day) and back again. You would think I was asking him to take poison. Well it was 45 minutes away, and it was raining but he needs the experience in all kinds of weather.
Look at this gorgeous deer. Max was let out in our pool area this morning and immediately started to bark, I knew there were deer somewhere near. These sweet deer were in my next door neighbor's yard. I am sure they had just finished eating all my flowers and wandered next door.
After corralling Max inside and explaining to him how rude it is to bark at the deer, these two started to clean each other, just like cats. It was so sweet. These pictures are a bit blurry because I took them through the screen of my back lanai area.
The morning sun shining into my family room, so soft and pretty.
Do you wonder why your kids can't seem to manage to text you back when you know they have their phones glued to the palm of their hands? The excuse, I didn't have my phone near really doesn't cut it, because you know they did.
For those of you with kids or grankids this is a fun little project. Cut up a cereal box into the shape of a snake. The less curvy the better. Cover it with double sided tape and use scrap yarn to wrap around it. I did this with two of the little girls I work with and they loved it. You can glue googly eyes on it, but we decided marker eyes were safer. I saw something like this on Pinterest so it wasn't my idea, but it was still really fun.
The African Flower baby blanket is back in the "feel good basket", I have had about enough of this thin yarn that splits, and this pattern. I have five rows completed and at least five more to go. The baby isn't due til the end of July, so I have some time right?
Do all husbands think you should be thrilled when they tell you they are working at home that day, or just mine? Then they ask you why you are so grumpy when you have just been scraping lime and calcium deposits off your sons shower floor, on your hands and knees, for the past hour. I think to myself, if you were at work you wouldn't know I was grumpy. Just saying.
Word verification is really starting to drive me batty. I know why some of you have it, but if I am in a hurry, I don't want to have to type it in two or three times because I can't determine what letter is showing up in that little box.
I am reading a great book right now, Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher, it has grabbed me and sucked me in. I want to spend all day reading, certainly not scrapping lime and calcium off of tile.
Next I am going the read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, and Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Has anyone read these? I do have an iPad, I read from it a lot and I use it for work. But often I just want a real book in my hands. Real pages to turn and the feel of a book will never be replaced by a mechanical device. I use both because the convenience of downloading a book at any time is terrific, but a real book in my hands is pretty terrific, too.
Max is not in love with my new snake friend.
How are you doing this summer? Are you in a Summer Funk-o-Mania, too? Maybe it is just me.