Sunday, July 1, 2012

In which I proclaim my hatred of camping and my love of electricity...

I looked at the calendar this morning and realized, with some shock, that today is July 1.

How did THAT happen?

It feels like forever since school let out and believe me when I say that, aside from yesterday, I am thoroughly enjoying my summer vacation.  It has been hotter than the devil's left armpit outside and I am quite ok with that.  I'm not a fan of the oppressive humidity but I would much, much rather be hot than cold.  When I'm cold it is so hard to get warm again.

I didn't have any coffee yesterday and, by the time I finally fell asleep last night, I was battling a persistent headache.  Apparently I won because I did finally fall asleep.  I am now drinking my first of what I predict will be many cups of coffee and am also doing laundry.  I was up by 5:30 this morning because the power flickered again and something in my room beeped.  I couldn't go back to sleep because I was busy praying that the power would stay on.

I am such a big baby when it comes to electricity.  I get cranky when it goes out because I am so dependent on it.  I'm not ashamed to admit that.  There is no WAY I would have survived in the Little House on the Prairie days.  Heck, people who know me know my large aversion to anything remotely related to camping. God did not mean for me to sleep in a nylon enclosure on a cot/air bag/sleeping bag.  I don't intend to walk to a common shower area to take a cold shower or to share a communal toilet.  Yes, I am a spoiled American.  I like my creature comforts...indoor plumbing, electricity, fresh coffee, comfy bed, air conditioning.


The Olympics are coming up and I am insanely excited about it. My BFF and I L.O.V.E. the Olympics.  I can't even pick between the Summer or Winter because I love them both.  I am excited to watch the swimming and diving and gymnastics and beach volleyball and everything else.  Except maybe tennis and ping pong.  I get goosebumps when one of our Olympians wins a gold medal and the "Star Spangled Banner" is played.  Sometimes I even cry a little.  :o)  I'm such a sappy person.

My vegetable plants seem to be doing well.  I should go out and water them before it gets too hot.  It is supposed to be almost 100 degrees here today.  I have a teeny weeny cucumber and several cucumber blossoms, two green tomatoes and a handful of tomato blossoms, and three small green peppers and what looks like some pepper blossoms.  Sometimes I get a little discouraged because I don't think I am going to get much out of these plants.  This time last year I had already harvested several tomatoes and a couple of cucumbers.  I guess I'll have to wait and see.  I'm not a very patient gardener it seems.

My BFF's little girl will be 13 in 15 days.  THIRTEEN!!!  How the heck did THAT happen?  I want to get her a special present for her birthday.  Any suggestions?

miss raven will also be 13 in 15 days.  I love her so much.  Yes, she will get presents, and yes I will post pictures.  :)  she is also very happy the power is back on.  I think probably because I made her get in the bathtub three times yesterday so I could wet her down with some cool water.  I gave her extra treats last night to make up for the horror of it all.

I have now finished my first cup coffee and am going to make my second cup.  Enjoy your day and stay cool!


  1. Soooo glad your power came back on gf! I'm with you, I love my creature comforts and would not make it as a pioneer or camper!

  2. Happy to hear that the power and NO COFFEE nightmare is over! And that storm!!! My sister in OHIO is still out of power and will be for the week! UGH!!! Thank goodness she can go to our parent's house who's power just came on!