Monday, July 25, 2011

A Crisp Monday Morning!

When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee's house some day. ~Congo Proverb

Happy Monday! Here, it's very happy -- because it's COOLED DOWN. Even yesterday was a little cooler than the four days prior, thankfully, but today they're even saying it might rain! HALLALUJAH! My garden is dying, my flowers are dying, my grass has burned spots. Yes, we water, but it's been so hot, you water and 20 minutes later everything is dust dry again. The heat and humidity were just brutal -- so much so that my DH actually discussed getting a small window A/C. That's the first time he's done so. And although we didn't actually GET a window A/C, his almost caving tells you how hot it really was.

But we survived.

It made it difficult to work, however. On Friday, my only "alone" day (a day when I usually get the most done), my computer kept getting so hot that it burned the heels of my hands if I tried to work very long (and, yes, I have a laptop cooler). I got almost nothing accomplished.

Saturday, my friend Michele came up (YAY!) and we hung out all day. We went to see the movie "Thor" at our nearby cheap movie theater that plays the older stuff. It was surprisingly good and fun. It doesn't hurt that the guy who plays Thor is just gorgeous (he has that twinkle in his eye, too, that I'm such a sucker for) and has one sweet Australian accent. Yum. I wasn't a huge fan of the ending, insofar as the "romance" went, but otherwise it gets a thumbs-up from me.

Yesterday, my DH was in a bit of a tear, so DD and I spent the morning cleaning (apparently the house was a mess ... who knew?) and then we did our couponing. It was a good haul. I got hair bands, ball point pens, tampons, toothpaste, and mouth rinse for free. I got a toothbrush for better than free (earned $.50). I got razor blade refills that were marked $21.00 (for SIX!!!) for $6.50, cereal for under $1 a box and shampoo/conditioner for $0.69 a bottle.

I have so much toothpaste now, I'm looking for a women's shelter to donate to. But I can't pass up "free", yanno? It's a disease...

After lunch, DH left to help a friend work on his truck. DD made some jewelry (she had a custom order request) and I worked. I FINALLY got the website pages built for LASR/WC and edited the reviews for next week. It was a close thing, lol...

Oh! For those of you not on Facebook, you have to check out this cool bug we found walking on the table yesterday:

He was SO COOL... all spiky butt and stripey legs. I was fascinated. I picked him up and put him outside near the milkweed -- assuming, based on his coloration that he had something to do with milkweed (most milkweed bugs are black and orange -- the monarch, the tussock moth pillar, etc).

After some discussion on Facebook, I'm pretty sure he's the nymph of the milkweed assassin bug (photo borrowed from the website I just linked to):

I posted the picture up on What's That Bug? to find out for sure.

So far, that's the coolest bug we've seen. Yeah, I like bugs...

Today, DD is going to hang out with her grandma for part of the day. They'll sew, maybe swim and just generally enjoy being together.

How was your weekend?


You Are a Classic Cone

You are a compassionate and selfless person. You truly care about people - whether they're strangers or friends.

You are always aware of and sensitive to other people's feelings. You are tender and compassionate.

You're not easily impressed with novelty. However, you do easily impress others.

You take responsibilities seriously. You follow through with everything you commit to.

About half right.



Dru said...

What a difference a day make. It was beautiful this morning with temps in the 70 and the wind blowing cool air. Love it.

This weekend I spent re-installing software and did some quilting.

re quiz: I'm a Classic Cone and it's about 70% accurate.

Have a great and cool Monday.

Diane Craver said...

You had a busy weekend. Geez, you did work a lot on Friday with your laptop getting so hot that it burned your hands.

One of our daughters had a going away party for another daughter. Daughter Emily is moving to Florida soon. We are driving her there - long trip from Ohio. :) Wish us luck. But good thing April had the party because we moved Emily stuff here last Thursday and her furniture and stuff are everywhere - how could it take up so much room in our house when she had most of it in her small bedroom apt. which she had shared with 3 other girls? She's only taking clothes and kitchen stuff to Fl. so need to eventually have a yard sale.

Brandy said...

It's still hot and humid here. You're welcome to send down the cooler air and rain, please. *g* Errands and chores here all weekend. Add in I have some sort of virus and it's been a tiring weekend.
Hope your Monday went well!

Tori Lennox said...

What is this rain of which you speak? After our spring floods, we're now in a drought.

Maria Zannini said...

Rain? What does that look like?

We're on Day 24 of consecutive 100+ degree weather. In a few days we will break another record. According to the weatherman, we have no relief in sight.