and…… here it is folks! ……
the middle of summer.
maybe not the very middle… but close.
in most other states that have NORMAL seasons!
in my beautiful state it has just begun really.
i live in a beautiful state.
but it can never be accused of being MILD in ANY season!
the winters are sort of mild but then icy. breaking trees and power lines.
with 60 mph straight winds and sleet and always freezing rain.
it can’t ever seem to just come a nice light fluffy snowfall.
the springs are deadly. with hail and familiar tornadoes.
the summers are triple digit heat with high humidity.
it’s 9:30 at night as i’m starting to write this and the temp is
90 degrees F … 32.222 C
and it says by 3am the humidity will be 76%.
the triple digits are on the horizon for tomorrow.
but at least we don’t have a hurricane on the horizon!
ah! yes! the fall. dearest autumn. my favorite!
last year it lasted about two weeks and it didn’t come until the
first two weeks in december! LOL
that’s a lie.
i got in the pool a few days ago.
and it was hot.
and do you think i would actually do this ?
laid out there on the beach to bake like a cookie?
not just nope. but hell nope.
some people love to work on their tan.
not me. i’m a light biscuit shade. just from driving and walking around.
i use sunscreen some. i’m not fanatical about it. still . . .
this is more my speed for ‘sun bathing’ ahem . . .
a nice shady day. with a cool breeze.
yup. that’s perfect.
the sound of the waves. a little caribbean music . . . ahhhh . . .
you’ll find me in the shade with jimmy.
as in buffet.
working on a margarita.
i should do more of this . . .
but i do not exercise in the summer.
it’s too hot.
what are they doing? push ups?
or are they reading a treasure map in the heat of the desert?
this is what i do best in the summer.
it’s just a gift i have.
i work at it. i have it perfected.
it’s always about this time in the season that i’m heard to say . . .
think i’ll just take a nap . . .
wake me when it’s
well . . . maybe not quite THAT FAR!!!
more like . . .
yes . . .
THAT my friend… is my idea of heaven.
now. don’t get your bathing shorts in a wad.
i know so many of you had such a H*** of a winter …
that you vowed that if summer ever came … well …
i TOTALLY understand !!! I DO !!!
it’s the ‘extreme’ i’m talking about.
i’m just sayin’
can’t summer come here where i live without
boiling our brains OUT! SHHEEESSSH!!!!
and speaking of boiling brains . . .
awww…. he looks JUST like my little zeke! he DOES old bean!
oh my zekey.
these little guys deserve our BEST care in this heat.
they can only sweat through their tongues.
put on a heavy fur coat. open your mouth and put your tongue out.
see how comfortable that is!
and these precious little furry friends too.
look at that face.
how could anyone not make sure it has fresh cool water to drink?
an acquaintance of mine took her family to the lake in their big rv.
they took their little black cocker spaniel.
when they came back… they all got out and went into the house.
they left the little dog in the car. in its cage. i still cry when i think about it.
what a horrible way to die. for anyone. human or animal.
every year in this state someone leaves a dog or a baby in the car.
every single year. sometimes more than one incident of it.
how STUPID and UNTHINKING do people have to be?
they say with the windows up and only ‘cracked open’ a little like people do . . .
if it’s even simply 75 degrees outside it can rise to 118 degrees inside.
and people who do this to a dog . . .
in the heat . . .
or actually . . . whatever the time of year . . .
i could literally blow their kneecaps off with a gun. i think i really could.
shooting them would be too good for them.
i’d like to chain them up and keep them in a little cramped box.
yes. that might fit their despicable act better.
there is no excuse to treat such wonderful intelligent animals like this.
no excuse. EVER.
it makes me feel like this
i don’t mean to put a damper on anybody’s summer old bean!
but if you should happen to see a dog out there who needs help . . .
or a kitty . . . or horse . . . or any kind really . . .
have the courage and the care to make a difference.
they have no voice. they have no choice.
and there always seem to be careless unthinking idiots
who just never will get it.
they never get that animals have feelings. and a heart. and can hurt.
and for some reason . . . the cruelest months are summer and winter.
you’d think people would take extra care then.
bring on the glad!
wherever YOUR home is old bean . . .
i hope it’s just hot enough. and not TOO hot!
and your pool is cool!
here’s to many happy summer days.
that looks pretty happy to me!
you know what they say . . .
til soon old bean!