It’s hard to believe we’re already in the last week of July – where is the summer going?? Princess Nagger starts back to school just five weeks from tomorrow – only five weeks left of her summer break? Hard to fathom. Although the stores are sure not wasting any time throwing it in our faces with all the Back-to-School stuff loading down the shelves already.
By the time school does start they’ll have that replaced with Halloween stuff, and before Halloween arrives, Christmas will be in the air. Nothing like speeding up the seasonal items each year. I better pick up some random BTS stuff because we won’t know what Princess Nagger will be required to pick up until the first or second day of school – by then all the BTS stuff will be gone. Let’s just hope that what I decide to pickup I’ll not put in a ‘safe’ place that ends up being safe from me – or that Princess Nagger will find the stash and use them or lose them before school starts. It’s a conundrum.
So I know I keep ragging on Mother Nature about being in menopause and not taking her medication, as evidenced by her long-term hot flash currently going on. I also lamented on several occasions about not having had rain in our area in a long time – in spite of the obvious amounts of humidity filling the air with the heat. So she apparently got a little irked at me yesterday, and decided we needed to get the rain we’ve been missing all in one major dumpage in a wild and windy thunderstorm, followed by a second round last night. So. Much. Rain.
Of course the rain is good (except for the extra run-off that ended up in the basement), but she didn’t take away the heat and humidity. During the wicked storms, our power kept going out…then coming back on….then going out. It was quite annoying, like someone flipping the light switch off and on. Sure put a serious crimp in my online playtime. Thanks, Mother Nature (she said sarcastically).
Speaking of Mother Nature, I found this cool ‘Mother Nature’ picture on the internet the other day:
Our future Paleontologist was digging around in our backyard the other day, and while she didn’t discover any dinosaur bones, she did find these buried:
She was quite pleased with her discovery, and painstakingly washed all the dirt off. She insists they’re ancient, since we are nowhere near any beachy areas. She does love her artifacts. She then proceeded to create a little beach on my counter-top with one of my flower vases (that looks like a fishbowl), a few of her dinosaurs, and a giant rubber frog. Of course I totally missed the photo op. Next time I’ll be more vigilant. But you have an imagination – use it!
That’s it for this week’s minor randomness – I know I had more interesting thoughts bouncing around in my head, but they exited the moment I sat down at my computer and completely bypassed my fingertips. Murphy’s Law. Feel free to be a rebel with me and get your random on! Join in the fun – link up and check out the other randomness going on today!
We’re still rebelling while Keely is still hiatus-ing, if you have a smorgasbord in your brain and want to let it out, c’mon and join in the fun! Rebel On!
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