Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sign of a very good summer.

The kids had another great summer, except for the little run away incident last weekend.  These shoes are only 4 months old, which is a little disappointing but probably pretty normal for 9 & 11 year old boys.  

That is not blood.  It is tomato.  All of my tomatoes were eaten by worms, so I let the kids whip them out into the field.  I think I was able to use about 10 out of the 60 or so that were out there.  I did pick some of the green ones and put them in a bag in the basement. We'll see.  They may ripen, but won't be near as flavorful.

The cucumbers are done and drying up.

The puppies are being trained.

I am supposed to be training, but that has been not a successful as the puppy training. 

There is more ragweed growing in the fields around me than the campaign mud being slung around the tv.

School starts tomorrow.  We dropped supplies off at the middle school.  They requested far more supplies than can possibly fit in the teeny tiny lockers they give them.  I am not sure what they are supposed to do with their coats and boots come winter time.  I have a feeling they won't be wearing boots.  B is fortunate, there are so many kids in his 6th grade class that they are short about 40 lockers.  Some kids will have to leave their stuff in bins outside the class rooms.  

It has been nice being home for a few days, but now I have to go back to work.  

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm melting

Day 5 of 90 degree temperatures with a 60+ dew point.  It was still 90 at 6:45 pm.  

Amazingly enough we had another severe thunderstorm last night.  

We had 4.25 inches of rain in an hour.  

I am so glad we live at a higher elevation.  

Z woke up from the noise last night.  He ran through the kitchen, which woke up the dogs, which startled him and he catapulted like a rocket into our bed screaming.

Needless to say it was a loooong day at work today.

The pond is green.

The flowers are brown.

Bring on fall!

Just a thought.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Too cute for words.

Pictures will have to do.

Toffee Chu (because the kids said they had to have a middle name)  Chu is really appropriate since he chews on everything except his chew toys.


Ellie May

18 total pounds of pure joy.  Okay except for the peeing on my new carpet.  Toffee is now on a leash when he is in the house.