Happy Saturday morning, peeps and peepettes!
I cannot even begin to describe how incredibly miserable the heat has been in our area. These are the high temperatures from the last four days: 104, 106, 104, 103. Every night at 9 pm, it is still over 90 degrees with very little breeze, and an extra dash of humidity. I am old and chubby. I do not like nor appreciate this kind of heat. When I was young and had no cares, I would be out working on my tan in the bright sunshine. It's a 110 degrees? You want me to weed the garden? No problem. Throw on that bikini and head outside. Now, it's 95 degrees? You'll find me inside, sitting as close to the swamp cooler I can get without sitting inside of it. I have become a weenie in my old age. LOL
Please sit down...get ready...drum roll...I have a stitching update!! I have completed both urns with flowers and started on the central motif. Rolling, rolling, rolling, keep that stitching rolling...RAWHIDE!! LOL
So, I have a "funny" story. Last week, I went shoe shopping. I have worn the same make and model of shoe for over 20 years. They break in on the first day, no blisters and usually last about year. I went into the shoe store, asked for my favorite shoe. Now, they have become harder to find and usually need to be ordered. As I was explaining that I understood, a salesman came over and said that another model had the same foot bed, but the top was updated. Sure, I'll try them on. Okay, felt good, I'll take a pair. I was looking at my feet and said to my saleswoman... "You know, if I really don't like them, I only have a year left and won't have to buy another pair anyway". I looked up and the woman had an absolutely horrified look on her face. I realized what I had said and hurried to explain. "No, no, I'm not dying, I am retiring in a year and I only wear these shoes at work". We both had a good laugh, but sometimes I forget and start talking in the middle of my thoughts. I really need to remember to start at the beginning. LOL
California continues to fight the drought and has multiple fires burning. I think the closest big fire is 200 miles away but we still have a haze. The fires are bad enough, but the idea of this being an El Nino year, with massive rain storms, we are afraid that California will wash away in mudslides. The sad thing is, even if we get higher than average rainfall, there is no promise that it will break our drought. It will take several years of storms to fill our aquifers.
So I will leave you all with the wish of a good weekend. I am off like a herd of turtles to start my day. Be kind to one another.