The Holiday weekend has been a wash out in Oklahoma.
Rain, more rain, mist, drizzle, hail, blinding down pours, and drops falling at an even, steady pace from the heavens above.
Late Saturday afternoon and early evening we did have some sunshine. I was ecstatic to see Mr. Sun peeking thru the clouds on short intervals.
But I was not happy with the steam sauna effect it brought on. The temperature was a balmy 78 degrees but factor in the high humidity with the heat from the sun, and……viola instant sauna.
But Mother Nature’s sauna was not the best thing to happen this weekend. Nope, the sauna atmosphere outdoors was tolerable even between the sweat beads rolling off my forehead, winding their way down my nose, around my bent glasses and right into my eyes…nothing like a burning/stinging pain in my eyes to make me smile…..
The best part was my house phone (landline) was out of commission Friday until this morning. My landline is the way I access the Internet. After leaving my phone company several messages, they called this morning and said something about a new switch on their end, they flipped it and my phone was back in working order.
It sucked not having Internet. Hubs wasn’t happy about it either, we couldn’t see who was thrown in the jailhouse over the Holiday weekend.
We would want to check the weather, look something up, check the TV guide, read the news….we’d start over to the computer and realize we couldnt do anything.
Sad how much my family and I depend on our computer. We are addicts. It has now became a necessity in our household, just like cheetos and juice boxes.
My phone company is privately owned….Sometimes I wish I had a big name company like Bell-south or something, then maybe I could get high speed Internet.
My fellow horse people…I have a question.
Have you ever heard of , or tried Frontline for horses? or a product similar to Frontline?
The ticks are horrible. My old standby Repel-X isnt dong the job it used to.
Scooter had the misfortune to get into a nest of deer ticks Saturday afternoon. Luckily, I saw him acting crazy, running and kicking, then rolling.
Immediately I thought “fireants“……fireants are very bad news. I am thankful we havent any around my home.
But ticks, eww!
Only about 5 ticks had dug into Scooter. I picked nearly 20 off him, everywhere on his body. Ears included. 2 had dug in right up under his tail, in that sensitive pink area. Poor fella.
I gave him another thorough inspection twice today, he’s clean of them.
I am still itching and feeling the creepy crawlies from that ordeal. I have had 3 showers since then.
Wee One has been a pistol this long weekend. He is just now catching on to the fact that boys and girls are different. He is still unsure about the how and the why…but he is grasping the idea better.
Wee One reminded me repeatedly all weekend that “I am a girl, and I dont have a goober.” This was told to me with an air of authority from Wee One, all of 3 years.
His statement gave me the faint feeling I wasn’t good enough to belong to some special, elite club.
Wee One’s favorite song this week is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I am tired of it..I am hoarse from singing it over and over and over.
Son #1 has officially started his summer. Tomorrow he leaves for a whole week of church camp. Yeah!! He is excited. I am excited. This is his first time going away for days with his Youth Group, I hope he has a great time.
Geesh, after reading this post, I sound whiny and bitchy. Hmmmm, guess maybe I am.
One good thing to end on:
Chiles, the babysitter who murdered 2 yo Joshua Minton by taping his mouth and hands during nap time, is charged with 1st degree murder.
The other day I watched a segment on the Tulsa news talking to two-year old JM’s parents. My heart ached for them. They also showed photos of JM, he is an adorable blond haired, blue eyed boy with a happy and friendly smile. He reminded me very much of Son #1 when he was 2 yo.
I hope Chiles fries to a crisp.