Saturday, August 24, 2013

Yikes! Summer came back

For about 2 weeks, we have cooler weather - under 100 degrees!  And at 5:30 in the morning, it's been under 80 so I could walk in the mornings.  I knew something was up when it was 81 at 5:30 yesterday.  Sure enough, we're at 100 today and it isn't the hottest part of the day yet.  

The cats go outside for about 5 minutes before they turn around and wait at the back door to go inside where it is cooler.  The hot weather makes the cats and I take a nap....ok... who am I kidding?  The cats nap all the time.
I've still got some flowers blooming but the grass has taken a real hit from the heat.  I didn't realize the power outage reset the sprinkler control box and the grass wasn't being watered as long as I thought it was.  
In the back yard, the grass is suffering from the sun since the neighbor butchered the two bald cypress (they really are bald now).  When I was outside earlier this morning, I noticed the fern hanging basket that has been out in the corner for at least 2-3 years is now dead because it is in the sun now. 
NO - this is only fern left

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Still Thinking About that Brisket ......

Man, that brisket was good!

A brief update on my brand spanking new knee!  I've been walking more and this morning I walked .95 miles!   WAHOO! UPDATE TUESDAY 8/20:  MAKE THAT 1.1 MILES!!!!

Then went grocery shopping at Wal*Mart and walked another .39 miles.  Imagine that!  I was getting more exercise than I thought!

We got some nice rain yesterday and it cooled down.  When I went walking this morning, it was 66.  I haven't seen it in the sixties for a long time.  In fact, the coolest it has been at 5am is the mid 70's.  

Going to celebrate by eating a very late breakfast at our new Cracker Barrel.  Very late, as in the middle of the afternoon.  My friend wants to try it out so we'll meet later.   Gotta get all those errands done first.

have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Another Wedding

Well, my nephew got married yesterday.  Outside.  It is h.o.t here.  At least it wasn't 100 and they had a tent with a misting fan and a few other fans.  And some wonderful brisket from Riscky's.  The sausage and potato salad were good too but that brisket didn't need any bbq sauce at all.  mmmm

oh wait, the wedding.   This was my youngest nephew - the other one got married a month ago (and his sister got married a few years ago, she's Jackson's mom). 

Anyway,  they are a cute couple.  And he inherited 3 kids too!  Pretty good deal.  He and his bride are both police people for Fort Worth.  

Got to see some people I hadn't seen in a long long time.  Wow, times sure flies doesn't it.  
The grooms grandmothers

I went early yesterday to pick up Mom (the farthest I've driven with the new knee).  Yikes!  I think it got stuck too.  We went to get manicures - I got a pedicure too but wouldn't allow them to use any cutting tools.  I got sparkles - yes, that may sound funny but my nephew's new little one likes sparkles - she's a girly girl.  Sure felt good to have my leg massaged instead of being pulled, stretched or bent at physical therapy!

My brother, sister-in-law and their son (the one that just got married - his wife is a flight attendant and was working) came over and we all rode together.   Good thing.  that was an long hour and half ride and my knee really was frozen by then.

It was a very casual wedding.  Lots of jeans and some shorts. And the kids made the cupcakes! mmmmm
The trip home was fun and went more quickly since the roads weren't all torn up.  I took my nephew to my brothers house to get his truck then I came home, put on clean sheets and dove into bed.  My brother and sister-in-law took Mom back to Denison.  I was soooo glad they could do that.  

Good families are just good and I'm thankful I have one.