Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lots of Mish Mash

Summertime and the living is easy….well, it could be if it were cooler. This morning I was mowing again at 6:30 am. It was cooler then but still a steamy job. Our heat index at bedtime last night was 88. Too hot to mow then even if I wanted to mow with a flashlight! So it was a early work call this morning. DH washed and cleaned cars under the shade trees later before sitting down to cool off. Relative term since the air was hot anyway. This afternoon we escaped inside to air conditioning.

A few years ago my sister-in-law gave me these great work gloves, Atlas. They help while mowing and everything else. They are far from worn out, but I was distressed this morning to find wear showing up! The gloves are like the flowers... and the glove-wearer, distressed and worn!

Hens and chicks do well in hot and dry scenarios. They also make it through freezing cold winters. But suddenly three of my hens grew up and are flowering! I have never seen this. They must be 8 inches tall, enough they are leaning over now. The blooms are not pretty, look like little brown straw flowers in a bunch. All the rest have remained small and normal looking, but they are overshadowed by these monster growths!

Forty four years ago today DH and I had our first date. Wow, what a number! We went to see Mary Poppins, NOT his kind of movie, but that just shows how eager he was to please in those days. If only he were HALF that eager now to just pick up his own socks!

Oh my, what a mish mash of nothing this post is. Must be the heat; it fries all the good ideas!


Linda O'Connell said...

It is nice to relax outdoors. I enjoy reading outside. But I like to come in to the air conditioning too. My flowers are taking a beating with this heat. But you should see our tomatoes!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I enjoyed this post, like hearing you think!