"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Breath of Fresh Air

This past week has brought us rain every day.  Close to 3 inches total.  While it wasn't all that hot, low 80's felt like 100 with the daytime humidity.

Last night the storm front finally moved through bringing us one last intense thunderstorm while I was asleep.  I woke up as Ginny launched herself into our bed, quivering and trembling from the flashes and thunder.

I was up this morning at 4:30 and stepped outside.  Wet, yes...But cool.  Fresh, breathable air in abundance.  I went in and opened the windows.


I seriously don't think I could live in the South without AC.  The humidity smothers you.  "And the Heat!  My God, the Heat!"

This hot flash Mama is very grateful for a cool breeze from time to time. 

We continue to pick strawberries although it seems like we're throwing away more that we're keeping.  The berries aren't ripening fully with all this rain.  They start to get red and then rot.  So my garden walkways are littered with strawberry guts that we've tossed aside.  I would have thought the birds would eat them but they don't touch them.  Hopefully a few drier days will help snap things back.

I have a feeling that the weeds are going to be outrageous.  Guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.

SM's brother and wife have come up for the races this weekend so we'll be hosting them along with a couple hundred thousand other NASCAR fans.  SM said he might go to one race, but neither of us are really into it. 

We just happen to live here.  Sorry, not a fan.  I am happy that it's supposed to be a dry weekend for them though.  Nothing worse for racing fans than rain.

That's about it for, Kids.  Enjoy your holiday weekend where ever you may be!


  1. Lucky you getting all that rain! It's just plain humid down here. No relief in sight.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend. I imagine you'll be staying off the roads!

  2. Even having been born in the South(ish), I couldn't live there. Me+humidity = misery. Of course, it's getting pretty dang hot up here now. Guess I'll just have to keep going Northward. Enjoy your long weekend and your company!

  3. Stupid, stupid, STUPID strawberries!!! Went out again to pick more half-rotted ones and today, not even the chickens would eat them...what's up with THAT?!?