And So It Goes
We are still in the midst of this horrible heat wave with temperatures breaking records on a daily basis. Today is supposed to be 111 again and although they said it would start to cool on Wednesday, they are now saying it will be Thursday before temperatures break below 100. But we are as well set as we can possibly be. It was terrific to have Erik home over the weekend to help with the outside work and other errands. A trip to Trader Joe's with a few groceries kept us at home the rest of the weekend.
There was lots of this. I think this one was "Eat Pray Love" which I was enjoying even though I'd seen it before. "Family Man" is delightful on a Sunday afternoon when it's too hot for anything else. Notice the comforter is thrown to the side because there is no need for it. The blanket is now covered with another sheet for those endless hours of watching TV. I considered going to see "The Heat" but that would have involved getting dressed and actually driving somewhere. Another day....
I found this little dude when I was pounding nails into the chicken coop for one of my "cool the chickens" projects. This is chicken wire, so you can imagine how small he is. I almost didn't recognize him as a praying mantis because he's about one inch long, if that. I hope he sticks around until he's grown. Very cool little creatures.
And that's about it. I have to leave the house today because I need to buy a few more groceries and some dog food. And more watermelon. It's very sweet and juicy and perfect for these hot summer days.
On a very serious note, please send prayers and good healing thoughts to the families of the firefighters in Arizona who lost their lives over the weekend. Firefighters are heroes and this is a tragic loss for the families and community.