Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A little bit of this and a little bit of that!

Warning:  Picture-filled, wordy blog ahead...proceed with caution!

Sunshine on my shoulders....blah, blah, blah!

I said I wouldn't complain about the hot weather after being stuck in the house so much because of the snow during the winter....BUT I LIED!  I'm going to complain and gripe and whine 'cause it's unbelievably hot here!  I have Weather Bug on my computer which shows the temperatures located at Eva Elementary's 9:40 am and the temp is 94* with a heat index of....drumroll, please....109*! I have cabin fever because of the heat instead of snow!

Don't you wish you could jump in here?

                                   DSC02823'd hate it because it's like bathwater!


And I took this picture at 9:40 am!  You can imagine what it will be like this afternoon!

I have so much work that needs to be done outside...the bushes need to be trimmed (badly!), dead plants that need to be disposed of (lots of them...they burned up in the heat!), grass needs to be mowed (or will soon!), and I haven't been able to finish staining and painting the porch...the paint and stain can't be applied in temps over 95* or if the wood gets wet, you have to wait 48 hours to apply anything  (we've had a few...very few!...pop up thunderstorms that stopped the staining.)

The only things I can be grateful to the heat for is that because I've had to stay inside,  I've done lots of cleaning and quilting!

Yesterday, I cleaned the carpets and rearranged the living's a little "cockeyed" 'cause everything is on an angle!   But I like's a change!



                                                       TV still works, Sweetie!


Now...if you've gotten this far, more power to're a more loyal reader than I could ever hope for!

Are you up for a few more pictures?  Well, if not, this is the time to skip to the bottom of the page.

Too late!

Besides cleaning, I mentioned I'd been quilting.  I have two finished and two started!  (And I was camera happy this be patient with me!  Also, I seem to have a shadow on my camera card...guess I've got to get a new one!)



This is one I'm working on with the same colors...different pattern!  (I like to mix things up, lol!)


The "ugly" quilt that I said I'd post pictures of when I's not as ugly as before...but not my favorite:



And finally:


This one is still a " flimsy" (quilt top), because I haven't decided if it needs another border or two.

I'm finished!  (I heard that collective *sigh of relief*!)

Thanks for bearing with me through all the pictures, I probably should have divided this into two postings, but you know me....feast or famine!

***Just a little side note - It's now 99* with a 115* heat index!***

"I'm melting, I'm melting....!"