Thursday, July 17, 2008

How hot is it??????

HOW HOT IS IT???

hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk....
hot enough to melt the truck, not just the ice cream in it....


I found these pictures and thought they were hysterical!!  It may not be quite this hot here, but it feels awfully close! We had such a mild and late spring and with all the rain this summer, we haven't had a lot of super hot days.  THIS is one of them!!  Big S and Little S are playing outside and although I gave them water bottles full of ice, they keep coming in to change, to cool off, to get something to eat... I think they are melting out there, but it was their idea!  I got back from getting my hair done by dear friend Lori and although I need to do yard work, it's not happening this afternoon!!  The grass needs to be cut, weeding needs to be done, tomato plants need to be thinned and staked up more.... not today!

There have been many conversations over the last couple of days that we hate the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer - why is it that we can't just be happy and live in the moment rather than wishing for something bigger or better?  Off on my philosophical horse today I guess.  As I work on decluttering and getting rid of stuff we just don't need anymore, I am constantly reminded of how much we have versus how much we really need to get by and have a good life.  It's funny because when we're camping, I love my little trailer.  It has everything we need and I can keep it clean and organized with very little effort  because it is so small.  I love our neighborhood and our neighbors, but I would be very happy to have less house and more land for us to run around and play on! 

 I think maybe I'll take some time to start that gratitude list that everyone talks about doing - I think it's important for us all to recognize the good in our lives like our families and friends (love you toetat5!!), good food, nice homes, good health etc... but also the little stuff like a hershey's kiss, the smell of a newborn baby, a good night's sleep, a pretty sunset....  Ok, you'd probably had enough of that for now!  Off to be grateful that I have a coat closet to clean out!!


2 comments:

The Mom said...

Love you girl...and this bubbles game...i'm hooked, like I don't have other things to do.

Ranch Girl said...

Love you too! We spent a bit of time outside in the super hot sun today planting a dozen plants - only 20 more to go! But, I am grateful that our backyard is starting to look like, well, a backyard!