That’s the opening I use when emailing working friends. They don’t like it much. The truth is that any day you wake up is a good day no matter what the weather is.
Remember all spring when I talked about it being unseasonably cold? (If you don’t remember, it was a cold spring!) Now it’s unseasonably hot. We’re over 90 degrees which is unusual this early.
Most of our meals are simple and healthy. I don’t make fancy sauces and concoctions. This past weekend I made hamburger barbecue for a crowd. Unlike my baking where I usually forget an ingredient (always an important one!), everything went well. I remembered the trick to make it tasty. You have to brown the meat. Everyone was happy!
The heat has been sucking the energy out of me. The last two days required a mid-afternoon nap. I don’t understand 20 minute power naps. My naps are at least an hour and can go longer. At the 20 minute mark I am incredibly cranky and groggy.
Amazingly I slept my full 8 hours at night. Perhaps I hibernate during the summer instead of the winter.
I buy birdseed in bulk because it’s cheaper. I bought 400 pounds last December and I have about 80 pounds left. The consumption peaks and wanes. There is a period during the late spring when I can hardly keep the feeders full. Now there is a lot of natural food available and the babies are out of the nest. Consumption is down. I can go two days without refilling.
Birds aren’t the only thing that peaks and wanes. My social life does too. We go from having too much stuff planned to nothing. This week is closer to nothing and I like that. Later in the summer we will have house guests and a lot of activities. I’m storing my energy for later.
One of my tadpoles morphed over the weekend. He is a tiny frog no bigger than a quarter. He’s shy so there is no picture. I hope no one eats him.
Enjoy your day in paradise no matter where you are!