What color is your parachute?
Sheesh. Forget parachutes. What color is your lawn? Mine is brown with patches of green. We are about to break a record here in north Texas. We're not proud. We'd like to pass. It's been 100 degrees or higher for 39 days in a row. The record is 42 set in 1980. We should break that record on Saturday.
Ah, yes. The summer of 1980. Memories of sweeping trash at Six Flags, flirting with boys, and developing boobs....er...biceps from lifting heavy trash bags. For some silly reason, I liked that job. It must have been because I could walk around all day thinking I looked cool. It was a strange summer, not a cloud in the sky. August rolled in and a cloud appeared over the park. It got heavy and opened up with pouring rain. We stood there letting it soak us to the skin. Ahhhhh. When I got home later, our house had not received a drip. Even back then, Mother Nature was a finicky bee-otch.
We are hoping that 1980 will still go down as one of the worst summers in history with 69 total days of 100 degrees or higher temps.
Uncle, I say, UNCLE!
Speaking of uncles, my oldest uncle turned 90 over the weekend:
I felt bad about eating George but that cake
was tasty! It was 1/2 chocolate
and 1/2 white with a strawberry filling.
In other news, Oreo Cat and Evil Twin are doing a great job making sure I don't sleep through the night. Play time starts early, way before dawn thinks about cracking jokes. I'm sure they are trying to weaken me so that when the men in the pretty white coats come for me, I'll be complacent. During the day, when he's trying to sleep, I try the same tactics. Sigh. They don't work.
I am such a good slave.
Let's get back to parachutes....
No, let's go past parachutes into hot air balloons. Hubby and I attended a Family Day event for his work at a lodge down south where they have real hills and wind. Holy Light Bulb, Batman! Hubby and I almost got to go for a "ride" in that beautiful balloon but we left before they started to let people get in the basket. Earlier, the balloon was struggling with the wind and it looked like it was going to make a nice decoration for the lodge's lawn instead of actually being able to rise.
Tethered balloon at Rough Creek Lodge
Please do a rain dance and send clouds. We don't remember what they look like.
Photo credits: Birthday cake: Reffie, Balloon at Sunset: Rohr Balloons