Good morning from the rancho. Sitting with my coffee, enjoying the cool early morning.
It has been far too warm this past week, almost every day was triple digits. I can't keep my plants watered and the heat has taken a toll on my flowers. My roses bloom, then immediately crisp by the afternoon. I'm sure that most people have seen the news about all the California wildfires. We loved the rain, we prayed for more. Unfortunately, that means we will have a horrific fire season. All it takes is one little spark. A fire in southern California went from a small one acre grass fire, to 30,000 acres in about 24 hours. There are 800 firefighters in the area with only a 5% containment. They've confirmed two deaths and the loss of 1000 structures. It's going to be a tough summer. Please keep us in your prayers.
Meanwhile, I'm plodding along. My Father's Day funk lasted almost all week. I just couldn't shake the sad feelings. Even my staff noticed that I had lost my vacation "happy". I was off yesterday to travel to a promotional exam. I have mixed feelings and found it hard to study. On one hand, it would be nice to have the boost to my retirement, on the other, I would have to work for another couple of years. Hmmm...win? Not sure. Of course, I could not get the job...so, this could be a moot point. Anyway, I did a little studying and then figured either I knew it or I didn't. I think I did well, but know that I OVER ANSWERED at least one of the questions. Sometimes, I just can't stop talking. LOL
On top of the worry about the exam, my morning started by dropping my cellphone in the toilet. Really? I have to keep my phone with me all the time because of work, but I really shouldn't put it on the back of toilet while I'm cleaning. On the other hand, at least the toilet was clean when my phone went swimming. LOL I am much faster than I look, so I snatched it up before the water soaked through the case. After dismantling the case, cleaning it and the phone with soap, water, and an alcohol pad, I let it dry...Yay, I didn't kill it! I figured that either that was the way my day was going to go, or that was the worst thing that could happen. I try not to think where it's been while using it now. LOL
In between work, exams, and teaching my phone to swim, I've been doing some knitting. I tried to finish up my granny square blanket, but it is getting so big and it is just too hot to hold it on my lap. So, I picked up my slub scarf. I am liking it a bit more, starting on the third skein. The slubs don't seem as noticeable when there are a whole bunch. LOL
Okay, peeps. I am off to start the day. My brother is gone for the weekend, my husband and stepson are gone for the weekend, and I am on cow patrol. I really need to get dressed and head out to check water troughs. I don't think the cows would mind me in my jammies, but it could be a bit of a surprise for the people! Have a wonderful weekend, be kind to one another.