This summer has been interesting and miserable, here in MO, because of drought conditions and extreme heat. There is nothing more refreshing than a
breeze wind of a 105 degree day cascading blowing over in
your face—NOT. Since the weather has been dangerously hot, I’ve stayed inside
mostly, which is a bummer.
The grass is dead. Nature is suffering. It’s rained twice this summer at my house. That’s it.This summer has pulled many dollars from my purse.
1. Remember the two new appliances? Then ...
2. My air conditioning unit stopped cooling. Not COOL! Then...
3. I had to replace my windshield—cracked like an egg. Then...
4. I broke the second toe on my right foot, but it healed fast.
For fun I:
1. Celebrated three birthdays (with dinner) with family at my house.
2. Went to Silver Dollar City in Branson.
3. Went on my yearly Laura Ingalls Wilder pilgrimage to the Mansfield home with Dr. Lovely Daughter, ate at a local café and visited a used bookstore where three cats live.
4. Took my three oldest grandkids to the movies (the day after the Colorado shooting). I felt a bit anxious and planned an escape plan in mind and quizzed the kiddos on where the exits were located.
5. We ate pizza and banana splits back at my house. They slept over.
6. Spent an evening with friends at a fish fry. My mouth still waters at the thought of the fish and hushpuppies. I ate too much desert. We were forced (not much force was applied) to take leftovers home.
7. Babysat the littlest man a couple of times. He will be two years old soon. He’s awesome and funny.
8. Had lunch with my sister, in the town, where she works. She's been trying to find hay for her sheep with little or no luck.
9. Painted the dining room.
I've been writing, of course. Daisy's Dead (short story mystery) is nearly 4000 words. The Theater(short story romance) is about 700 words.
It's back to work next week!
Questions for you: What have you been doing for fun? Have you ever broken a bone? Drought or not in your part of the country?