This week went by extra fast – most likely because Princess Nagger was off school on Monday. This is her very last full day of school for the year – she has to make an appearance for two whole hours on Monday (something about the total number of hours for the State requirements). Her last day (of the 2 hours) would have been yesterday, but they had to make up two snow days (from snow days that ended up with no snow after all the hype and warnings).
Can you believe that today is the last day of May? Of course the past few days (today included) feel like late August with the stifling heat and humidity that Mother Nature thought we needed to have happen. I have a weather app on my phone (who doesn’t?) and you have to love the icon they use for today and tomorrow:
Not having central air sure makes keeping cool a challenge – we’ll be hibernating in the rooms that have a window unit, though the living room one just doesn’t keep up with the heat in the vast room, but at least the high ceilings and ceiling fan help keep it to the low to mid-80’s. That indoor temperature is about 10 degrees warmer than I prefer, but at least it looks like next week our genuine (and good) spring weather will return. Fingers crossed.
The extreme heat has slowed down the hubby’s progress on working out in the yard, but he did manage to push through the heat and replaced the front porch:
He and his friend sure did a good job, didn’t they? Yes, that is a rogue bale of hay still hanging out since last fall’s decor – I think it’s funny the hubby took it off the porch then put it back on when they were done. Probably to make sure it stays out of the rain until he’s ready to use it on the grass seed he’ll be planting. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ with it.
We have so much to do before our move in August, hopefully we’ll be able to get it all done in a timely manner (and hopefully these scorching hot days won’t be happening too often, as I need to spend a number of days purging and packing the piles’o’stuff in the attic – I don’t do well in extreme heat, especially the stuffy kind. And a stuffy attic would be one of those kinds. We don’t want me wilting, right?
Speaking of wilting… OK, I’ve got nothin’. I thought it would be a fun segue, but apparently only if you have something wilting to segue to. Sorry, I didn’t mean to lead you astray with this segue.
Moving on… I finally found out if I won any medals in the International Winemaker’s Competition – I did! But this is the first year I didn’t get gold or silver – I got my first bronze medal. But I’m not sad about that, because I also learned something very valuable. I do love to read the notes they return about the wines that didn’t place at all – they’re great notes to work off of for the next round.
The wines I submitted this time were made from wine kits, and instead of doing my usual ‘twist’ with them, I decided to follow the instructions to the letter.
Apparently my twisted efforts are gold and silver worthy, whereas following the instructions precisely to the letter is only bronze or no medal at all worthy. I have to chuckle about that – and I’ll be sure to enter the wines I’ve added my own flourishes to again next year like I did the last two years to garner some more gold and/or silver medals.
Speaking of winos… This was on Facebook (I think) and it cracked me up:
The way my friends and I like to camp out in Washington State, this would be totally appropriate. I bet Michele needs something like this, too.
Speaking of interesting or cool… I saw this light fixture online somewhere, and thought it was totally cool:
Isn’t that crazy? I don’t know if it would be crazy or cool to have one in a room. Here’s a close up of the intricate light fixture itself:
It’s all blown glass – that is some major artistic talent for sure. Princess Nagger wants one in her room, but I bet it’s going to cost a fortune to buy one when they become available to the public. Maybe she’ll have to learn how to blow glass and make her own.
That’s a wrap for this week – don’t forget, if you have fragmented or random thoughts more than once a week, you’re always welcome to join me for Random Tuesday Thoughts each week as well. Have a great weekend!
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