So far it's looking good! Yesterday was a day off from school for the kids, which is always quite a challenge for me when it is NOT a day off school for Mr Nice Guy. We got up early, dropped off my new suburban at the dealership (the speedo liked to say I was going about 25 when I was passing people on the highway - now, wouldn't THAT have been a fun blog to write when I got arrested for driving like a maniac?!)
Yesterday also happened to reach about 98 degrees here at our humble home. Bless my husband's heart for not only putting the air conditioner in our window the night before, but for even installing a new ceiling fan in the living room. I feel taken care of - truly.
All those gazillion seeds that I planted were all sitting out on my
oven deck in the full sun, so they had to be rescued. By evening, they were doing pretty good. I had to water them twice, as the not-quite-summer-but-it-sure-felt-like-it heat sucked every bit of moisture from them by 5 pm. Here's what my cucumbers are looking like. I know you've been dying to see them. Oh my goodness, someone had better like cucumbers because it's the best looking crop I've got going so far (except the marigolds *sigh*)
I wanted to get the chores done before midday, but got sidetracked (story of my life) with a functioning lawnmower (surprise!) and I attacked the grass around the swingset with a vengeance. We hadn't seen the swingset in about three weeks because the grass grew so fast. I was trying to lure my children from the house with a shady, freshly mowed area to play but the air conditioner won hands down. I ended up mowing more than I planned, which put me to lunch time. Since lunch usually lands around 2 in the afternoon (sidetracked?) it was midday before I got out to make sure the animals were still alive. I took the opportunity to drench my 5 year old with the hose, much to his delight. He spent the next hour outside playing in the water, squirting the dog, and making sure the chickens had a bath. It was quiet in the house for awhile. (Which is good, because I died for awhile of heat exhaustion and when I came to, it was time for dinner).
Mr Nice Guy grilled up some steak and hot dogs (for the people who prefer mystery meat) and then I had to spend the rest of my evening in super-hydration mode to get rid of the headache I'd managed to acquire. Needless to say I slept GREAT! But, I woke up today laughing, because the 3 month old rooster was trying his best to get a man-sized crow out - and, well... it was just funny. I guess you shoulda been there. Well, maybe not. Because I was in bed. And you don't want to be here then. Ok, nevermind.
Another photo of some green stuff, because I know you really want to see it. These are hopefully going to grow up to be big strong bachelor buttons some day...