It's too freakin' hot. Yesterday the heat index here was 103F. More of the same today. Yuck. It's freakin' JUNE for petesakes. I am not looking forward to July and August.
Speaking of July, Independence Day is next Wednesday. They started shooting off fireworks here last weekend. Meh. I hate fireworks. It gets dark after 9pm. I go to bed at 9pm most nights. See why I hate fireworks?
I do love Independence Day, though. Birth of the greatest nation and all that. Just not thrilled with the banging and the booming people use to celebrate. Yeah, yeah, 'rockets red glare', 'bombs bursting in air'. It's our national anthem, but it refers to a battle in the War of 1812, not the Revolutionary War wherein we became a great nation. Know what I'm sayin'?
I was having a devil of a time finding those whirling flower thingies that are supposed to drive away moles. I mean, I found some online, but they wanted a small fortune for them. My Mom found them near her, bought some, and shipped them to me. They're red, white, and blue. That's the kind of celebration of our country I can get behind. And I haven't seen much mole activity since I put them in the ground. Win win.
Despite the heat, I have an overwhelming urge to bake something. I found a recipe for something with pumpkin and cake mix (both of which I already have in the house). Yeah, yeah, pumpkin is for fall, but I want pumpkin now. If I can remember to make it before the house heats up too much. Having the oven on when it's already hot doesn't thrill me.
My bird of the day is the American White Pelican. I don't know if any of you have ever had the opportunity to watch pelicans fly, but it's an awesome thing. They fly in formation - not like geese and their V, but more like the Blue Angels. Four or five pelicans flying together, turning together, and landing together as if it's choreographed. Pretty cool stuff. We don't get pelicans here as far as I've seen, but I used to watch them when we were at the beach in FL. I kind of miss it.
Okay, time to start the day before the day heats up to much to want to do anything but sit in the AC and read. What's up with you?