Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crispy critters........

What a summer this has been. Ugh.
102,104,103,104,106.......those are just some of the numbers. No they aren't my pick for a winning lottery ticket. That's what some of the daily temperatures have been around here. This summer has been hot and dry. One Sunday the heat index managed to reach 111. We broke a record with that one.
We need some rain and bad, but I don't think it's coming any time soon.
Our poor yard looks awful in some spots. Some spots are green, but other places it's fried. And it makes this awful crunching sound when you step on it.

I do have a good helper to help water the flowers.

And I don't even want to look at my flowers. Most of them are toasted. I even lost a few of them. Some of them look like they might make it, and others look like they won't. But I haven't given up hope.

I potted some Petunia's on the front porch....and they almost burnt to a crisp. I've been giving them a good drink about every night this week, so I'm hopeful that maybe they will pull through. I hope. They were looking so good until the heat wave came.

Hope everyone else is staying cool out there! Try to enjoy the rest of the summer.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'm so behind.......

WOW! I'm really behind. I need to get my butt in gear. Well, maybe.
Anyhoo....here are some pictures from the 4th. I'm only a week late, but here they are.
We didn't do anything exciting. We stayed home and had a laid back celebration. I went and bought Maddie a few small fireworks. Nothing too loud and big.
I bought a bunch of Sparklers thinking that would be the perfect thing for her. Not so much. She wouldn't even hold one. She was afraid she was going to catch on fire. Her words not mine. I promised her she wasn't going to catch on fire. Either way she wasn't having it. But it was still fun for Stu and I.

Meanwhile Stu and I also celebrated another year of marriage last Friday.(7/8/11)
6 years and counting! Sometimes it feels like it's been longer. My how time flies.

I spent the morning at the doctor's office with Maddison. She had started to develop bronchitis. Her Doctor said we caught it in time before it got really bad, but she still had a heck of a nasty cough. Today she is feeling much better. I'm glad too, because I am ready to hit the pool next weekend. It's been way too hot to do anything else! Hope everyone is having a good summer.