Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A lazy day

I should have worked in the garden this morning.  I wanted to post some pictures here.  Instead I took the day off and visited a friend.  By the time I arrived home, it was well into the afternoon so I sat down and watched some of the Chicago White Sox game with hubby (baseball gives me a warm and cozy feeling because of fond memories of my father holding the transistor radio to his ear listening to Chicago baseball).  :)

We have once again entered the danger zone with our heat.  The large thermostat on the side of a downtown building blinked 100 degrees on my way home.  While not nearly that hot in the country, the humidity is just as high... if not more so when one lives in near a forest (one really lives in a cleared area of a forest almost anywhere in this part of the state!).

My friend, BB (aka: Busy Bee), was the person who informed me diabetics do not handle heat at all.  I was wondering why I used to be able to go through a summer hardly noticing hot days and suddenly feeling faint when the temperatures reached 90 (sometimes less).  Her husband's father and brother are both Type 1 diabetics who have challenges when they visit her family on the Gulf coast of Texas.  Sigh... live and learn.

I will make certain to pick green beans, weed, and water the garden early in the morning before the humidity gets together with the heat and decide to have a party.  Normally it is late August before I begin to long for sweater weather and stop dreading the icy grip of winter.  This year... bring it on.

I had to look at the calendar to see what day it is.  I knew my birthday was this week but I was not certain of the day.  Oh, my... it is tomorrow!  This summer has passed so quickly.  Christopher moves out in a little over a week and classes start a week later.  Tempus is definitely fugiting around this place.  ;)

Picture:  Just to cool you down.  Robert Duncan is one of my favorite artists.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute picture! I've been using a snow scene for a screen saver lately, to feel cooler.
Have a Happy Birthday tomorrow.

Lady Kara said...

Ahh, the Lazy Days of Summer...

I had one today, too. I've got too much that needs to be done, though. Shame on me.:^)

That's a very sweet and charming picture.

God bless,

Lady Kara

Vee said...

Perhaps you need to move to New England. ☺ Not that we don't have hot, humid days. We do, but not quite so many of them.

Pace yourself now...

Ann said...

Happy Birthday! May the coming year be blessed!

Kimberly said...

Keep in mind all the stress of late--take a few more "lazy days"!!

Marge said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful, stress free day!

I love Robert Duncan, too, and have the Anniken and the cows pictures in my kitchen. So sweet and beautiful!

Blessings to you Brenda.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow, Brenda! And keep as cool as you can!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Glad you had a lazy day! We all need them once in a while!

Happy Birthday early! We are getting ready to start cooking again here too. sigh. I really try to enjoy each season for what it is, but I find myself longing for fall.

Lots going on there - definitely tempus fugit....

Blessings
Deanna

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, tomorrow! Glad you took some time off today, and hope you will take tomorrow off also! Need to celebrate your birthday!
Jane-Jacksonville

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was last week. I love July birthdays. I hope you have a wonderful cool day, even if only in spirit.
Blessings,
Connie in San Diego

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!

I love the artwork - it looks like a scene from my temporary home (o.k., going on 5 years now) -Switzerland! In fact the doggy looks like a Bernese Mountain Dog, one of the sweetest dogs there is :-)

I pray that you have a blessed birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you get to do something fun for it!!

We are sweltering here in NC too...have to turn the AC down just to get out the excess humidity, from time to time. I always wonder HOW the pioneers stood living here in days of old!!
Elizabeth

Monica said...

It does feel like August around here...the dog days of summer I think they are called...whew! I can't wait for fall.

Amanda said...

I agree Brenda! The humidity is getting to me also already this year. It was great to see the picture with the snow and enjoy thinking for a moment about playing in the cold weather!

I pray you have a blessed birthday and that God blesses you in your next year!

Debbie S. said...

Have a very happy birthday, Brenda!!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Sounds like a good lazy day!

I hope you have a really lovely birthday!

Kimberly said...

Hope you have a splendid birthday and many more years filled with blessings.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday a day early! Hope you have a blessed day (maybe a Starbucks treat if it's not too hot for coffee). Glad you're "back in the saddle".
Blessings,
Sharon

Sherry said...

I, too, wish you a happy, and lovely birthday. For me it's 54 years today.

matty said...

Happy birthday, dear Brenda! Hope you find a spot of cool and a good book to share it with! Sending you great thoughts for your special day!

Lena said...

I hope your birthday is full of happy moments Brenda.

Best wishes to you!

Maggie said...

I prefer the cool, crisp days of autumn myself =) Hot weather drains me.
Love the picture you put up. During our last heatwave I went on youtube and watched snowfall videos =)
Have an amazing birthday-hope you are blessed with quiet, pleasant surprises!

Carol said...

Brenda: I hope that you are having a terrific birthday and have a wonderful year. (in MD)

Anonymous said...

i have 4 robert duncan's courtesy of art.com and would like a few more. they are all in the living room. love them. :)
jo