Sunday, July 16, 2006

101 degrees/90% humidity

Yes, it's hot. And humid. Kind of like trying to breath through a sponge. No sense doing your hair or putting on any type of make-up unless it is just some powder. You are going to sweat it off in 2.5 seconds anyway. Well, I will anyway. I've lived here for 22 years now and still have not adjusted to the humidity. I say this because there has got to be an adjustment factor or at the very least a genetic adaptation factor. See, Friday night, we went to the last play off game at the ball field to see who would win the championship. And buddy let me tell you what, it was miserable. But there sitting in front of me was this woman, oh, perhaps 50 years old. She was dressed in long black polyester pants, a 3/4 length sleeve button up cotton blouse and had waist length hair pulled back in a pony tail. Plus she was wearing knee high hose and open toe sandals. The woman was not breaking even ONE drop of sweat. Her face was bone dry like porcelain. Not even dewy. I don't get it. Angela and I were absolutely melting and this woman is still fresh and pristine as if she has some type of internal cooling system going on.

The game was great by the way, 16 to 13 in 8 innings. Those poor boys played their hearts out. Of all the days for it to be so hot. Up to now we have really not had it bad.

So now that ball season is over, Preston is going to be climbing the walls with boredom. His ADHD just won't let him sit still anyway and now that he won't be so exhausted he will have extra energy to drive everyone crazy. The last month before school begins is always more trying with him. He wanted me to take him fishing last night at 8:00 o'clock. I don't think so.

I don't understand kids these days anyway. It's like they always have to be entertained. When I was a kid, we entertained ourselves. We darn sure didn't have TV's and video games in our rooms to do it with either. Nor did we have access to computers. We played outside. Or we played inside. We definately didn't depend upon our parents to be the entertainment committee though. These two boys here always, ALWAYS want to go somewhere. Somewhere that usually involves spending money to pay for entertainment.......the movies, the video store, the arcade, the paintball place, blah blah blah. When did kids forget how to be kids? Where did a kids imagination go? What about creativity? I remember MAKING things to entertain myself. We used to make our own kites for instance. We made forts and had adventures. I guess that is too boring now days.

Till later........I'm going to go get some outside stuff done before it gets too bloody hot already!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I hope everyone is having a great 4th of July! We went up the hill to some friends house. Ate way to much bar-b-que and fried catfish and all the fixins to go with. Ummm Ummmmmm gooood eatin’!! Then some pudding pie to top it all off. From where we were sitting up there on top of the hill we can see all the way to Little Rock and beyond which is about 30-40 miles away and watch them shoot the BIG fireworks off over the River. Plus everything in between that everyone buys and all the smaller firework productions in between. It is the perfect place to be on the 4th . With all the food and drink we just rolled down the hill afterwards. I think the boys will sleep good tonight finally. They ran around and played and flirted with the girls like a couple of wild Indians for hours. Oh to have that much energy again!

I have located THE perfect knitting bag pattern. I LOVE it. I have to have it. No, I MUST have it. No, I WILL have it! Aside from those old timey knitting bags with the wooden handles, I haven’t found any of the knitting bags on the market to suit my fancy yet. However, I have always been quite fond of the old time carpetbags like they used to carry back in the day. Well, guess what? Someone finally came up with a knitted, felted pattern for a carpetbag!! WHOOT!!! Look>>>
  • Noni Carpetbag pattern
  • Is that not THE best??!!?? Oh I can’t wait to get this pattern.

    On the needles is Tempting II
  • Tempting II
  • from Knitty. We are doing a KAL over at the Sexy Knitter’s group. I really like this top a lot. Looks like it won’t take long to make barring any hold ups. Of course I’m totally NOT making it out of the yarn they suggest. I have to go against the flow. Mainly because I am too cheap, but also because I had something in my stash that would work just as well. Maybe one day I’ll make it out of the yarn that is called for but it sure is expensive!

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    Here is a picture of the my grand daughters. That is Heather on the left and Malia with the Smurf mouth on the right. Malia is really getting into her blue snow cone at the ballgame! Miss Heather sure loves her little sissy! Aren’t they just adorable? Heather is going to be a knockout. She’s got naturally white blonde hair and ice blue eyes just like her mom. Malia, now on the other hand, she’s just going to knock them all out……literally! She is rough and rowdy and a firecracker! Red curly hair and an attitude to go with it! But she’s Mimi and Pa’s little squid and she know’s it. We love those two girls to the moon and back!