They have arrived! – The locusts started their sweet song this past week. For me this is a sure sign of summer. As a child it signaled the hottest point of the summer – pool days, Kool Aid, biking! Good memories! (Cue background music….Summertime….and the living is easy…..)
Starting the day right – My morning trip to Starbucks is always a window into my mood for the day. Sometimes I find the other drivers funny and sometimes….not so funny. The best part is the music. Bouncing my butt to a rocking 1970s hit tune always starts my day off right. This week the highlight was the Moody Blues “I’m Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band!”
Nighttime marauder – If you read my post on the night creatures that visit my yard (click here), we did get the answer to the question of “who is that fluffy critter that climbs the bird feeder with the agility of a pole dancer?” The photo is fuzzy but clearly a raccoon.
The end of the story – Also if you read about my encounter with honey bees (here), they weren’t honey bees. They were aggressive yellow jackets and we needed to eliminate them. Not only were they in the garden but there were about a dozen in the beloved husband’s clothes closet inside the house (and he got stung too but didn’t have the reaction I did). He found a tiny crack which he has since spackled up.
Whine for bloggers! Bring your own cheese! – WordPress made changes to the reader. I use the reader as an easy way to access other blog posts. This wasn’t a case of switching columns or fonts (although they did that). This involved changing the way we access blogs. Quite frankly I don’t get it. For some of the blogs there is a “Visit (blog name) to read full post.” For others, it’s not there and clicking takes you to a white page with only the story. You are not on their blog site. Getting to the blog site requires multiple clicks. I don’t know why some are one way and some, the other. They also change the notice about the length of the post from word count to reading time. Seriously? That assumes we all read at the same speed. Maybe we do but I liked the word count better and that’s back. Sometimes the changes are annoying because we have to relearn something but in the end it’s better and sometimes I can’t figure it out why it’s better. Oh yes, I’m losing posts too. I have to rely on the email notifications which makes it all more work. Sometimes the link on the email doesn’t work. Whassup with that? On a positive note, the new font is cleaner to read.