Hot and sticky today

I know it says 91 today, but it feels more like 120! There is a touch of humidity in the air which lends to some stick clothes and uncomfortable situations when it comes to being out and about. The problem is that it is suppose to be getting hotter into the weekend and on into next week. Just wish I weren’t working in a dreary cave like  building tomorrow … sure it is cooler in there, but the place is dark and depressing! Oh for some greenery and water features to help not only cool one down but which lends a wee bit of calm into the mixture! But I guess when ones lives on the prairie one should expect that of ones environment.

Rain

It is the cool water which feeds and refreshes our souls, brings the plants into a new life and cleanses the air.  When it falls it gives the parched earth a well deserved drink.  It can be gentle as a lamb or as wild as a lion.  It can be unpredictable and arrives without much warning staying on for days on end, or comes silently and swift.  I enjoy the feel of a gentle rain and hope it remains gentle and steady helping the farmers and others who need it in their lands.  May we all be blessed with just enough to care for our needs.

A hot do nothing kind of day

Today is one of those days when I truly would rather sit in a dark cool place or by a waterfall/pond/ocean and relax. Today it is humid due to the short thunderstorm which hit us yesterday.  It is suppose to have chances of Thunder showers all week (including the days I work in the museum).  This means when the sun does decide to peer out at us it will be hot and sticky. If it weren’t for the occasional breeze we would be totally miserable.  As it is no one really wants to be out and about in this weather which means NOTHING gets done. Plus my husband left huge lengths of wood in my studio so I have to either walk around or over them to get stuff done.  URG!!

Anyway, I am in hopes that if the hot weather is on the hotter side in June, then maybe it won’t be so hot on the hotter days so our trips down to Martin and back won’t be so hard on the dog(s) and car!  And MAYBE I can get some work done.  Anyway, I have been going through all the video tutorials of basket weaving before I actually start work on them so I won’t screw up.  I think I really don’t need them since it looks way too easy.  But my hubster won’t let me start until I go over everything at least 15 times before going near the reeds!  He reminds me of an engineer who keeps measuring/calculating and either doesn’t start the project or never finishes it.  I want to start it and learn by working with the materials rather than spend time staring at the materials and do nothing at all!!!

Looks like I am going to get Jr. on the 21st.  It will be nice to actually see/hear him instead of being ignored.  Sure he is old enough to be out on his own, but I would like to not be ignored while he is gone.  IE I miss him!

More later …

Warm day …

Seems that winter has finally broken its hold on S. Dakota.  Despite the wind I have found it to be more of the August weather rather than May.  I started out with a sweat shirt and had to pair down to my skirt and sleeveless shirt (I wear this style shirt all year round, but usually layered).  I mowed the lawn and it was just dirt/dust that came up. I am afraid to do the weed & feed I would not have ANY green on the lawn area. So far with the dogs most of the grass is gone.  I am planning on doing the 6′ fence this year, at least on one side. Wish it could be more but unless I can get my craft business off the ground that will be the best I can do.  What do you think about caning and basket weaving? I can fit both in the little studio without much hassle. More later!

The wearin’ o the Grin … er … Green

Just enjoying a Fairly nice day alone with my fur babies.  The sun is out, the yard is a doggy mud bath and I get to work on my writings and art with no one to bother me … at least until tomorrow if the hubster decides to come home early! And yes, I do enjoy St. Pattie’s day, even though it is the celebration of a man to rid Ireland of the Druids. I just take the day as an excuse to veg and enjoy snacks and movies. No harm in that is there? I am not celebrating what the guy did, nor the guy himself, just the fun of wearing green and having a day to myself to party. Just have a wonderful day OK?

Snow time like now?

Snow started 2 days ago. My mom was not happy we were headed down for the dental apts. We took Kotah with us & left Sadie with mom. I would say this is the first honest snow Kotah has been in. At first he was not happy not sure he liked it, until Sadie showed that she liked it … I think we created a snow monster! We end up staying outside LONGER in the evening while @ the hotel than normal.

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Sleepy boy

Now it is time to sleep … IF we can find room!