I am still alive. Barely. The next few days are expected close to 100 degrees and over and just staying alive seems like about all I plan to accomplish. When the evenings get cool enough to cool the house down it seems bearable--but the next few days I doubt that will happen.
We are trying to take care of this sweet little bird. Jerry found it in our driveway and it seems like it was suffering from heat stroke. At first it could fly but it just seems to be getting weaker and weaker. Poor little thing. It seems so sweet. It has been hanging out with us for a couple days now.
The kittens are getting so big. They want to shoot out the door everytime we open it so Chantel took them out on the porch to show them it is not that great. (but I think they like it) They sleep all day and when the house gets cooler at night they turn into what the kids call "Ninja kitties". They run from one end of the house to other doing naughty things (like jumping on the dining table or climbing the curtains) and they seem to get a thrill out of getting me off the couch to chase after them and tell them "NO!". My trying to discipline them seems like a fun game to them.
Soon they will have their surgeries and that should slow them down a bit...at least until they heal. I am thinking they are very healthy because they are so hyper. I'm really happy about that considering they were raised by bottle and everything. They are the most loving cats ever, really really sweet and not timid at all.
It was my Mom's birthday the other day and I stayed up all night making her gift. It took me forever because it was so hot. I set up a fan blowing toward the sewing machine. I had thread everywhere. Mom is 69 now and keeps saying she is in her 70th year. I would never say I am in my 49th year--being 48 is bad enough:) Mom I think sometimes feels older than she is--though she doesn't look it at all.
I made her another purse with photos of the kids that I printed onto fabric transfers I got at Walmart. This purse is a little more summery looking than the other purse I made her. see it here
I found some sweet summery cherry fabric for the lining and ruffle. I already had some cherry fabric I used to make an inside pocket.
The big advantage to this purse is I made it so the photos can be taken off and changed because they are held on with velcro. Mom loves to have pictures on her purse. So now when there are new cute pictures of the kids I can make her a new front for her purse.
She really likes it.
My roses continue to be surviving through this heat. I am excited about the new rose I am going to get next year.
It is not available until next year but I think it is so beautiful! After I get this one I will have 4 pink rose bushes outside by my bedroom that I think are the prettiest pink roses ever.
|Side by side, David Austin's Wildeve and Eden roses
I hope everyone is finding a way to stay cool. Thanks for visiting!