Monday, July 26, 2010

Miscellaneous Monday

Isn't the snow beautiful? So cold and light.

But today it wasn't snowing. Instead the thermometer in my car showed the temp outside at 102 degrees. Hot and heavy.

This is some serious heat that we're having in Georgia. I'm sure it's been this hot before, maybe even last summer, but thank goodness I've forgotten about it. I took Bandit for a very short walk this afternoon. She was panting and I had sweat running down my back. We came back inside.
I had to work this morning downtown. I had to walk a couple of blocks, but it was about 9 a.m., so it wasn't too bad. I was on the 42nd floor of this building and the view was amazing, although it's starting to look a little smoggy with this stifling heat and pollution mixed together.
We've had about 1,457 more cucumbers from the garden. And even though I love cucumbers, you can only eat so many. So I'm making another batch of pickles. I feel like Aunt Bea on The Andy Griffith Show. She was a pickle making fool and apparently I am too. They really are good, though, if I do say so myself.
They're soaking in pickling lime and getting their crunch on. I'm going to have to stay up till about midnight to get through the process so that tomorrow I can put them in jars. I will not be going in the pickle making business. Too much work!

Last night everyone came over for homemade ice cream. I made peach and vanilla. The peach was very good. The vanilla tasted like milk, salt and vanilla flavoring dumped in a glass. It was horrible. I was embarrassed it was so bad.
The boys had some of their friends over too. I hope they didn't eat the vanilla. Swimming was the thing to do. The pool water isn't even refreshing right now. I ran water in it all afternoon yesterday trying to cool it off for the swimmers. All it did was run up my water bill. I brought out the Sky Ball and Wiffle bat, so they got out of the pool and played ball.
Of course, every bug in Henry County heard we were going to be outside, so they crashed the party. I love this picture of Meaghan and Eli. I think Eli was scratching. I mean, the mosquitoes were pigging out.
This is another favorite. Ross and my dad. Love those two!
Oakland Cemetery was great. I'm going to do a separate post with some of my pics. It's such a beautiful place. If you've never been, I definitely recommend it. It's just beautiful.
Ross is having his wisdom teeth removed Thursday morning, so another request to add to your prayer list, please. He'll be put under general anesthesia to have it done. I figure it'll probably be my last time to really baby my 21-almost-22-year-old. And honey, I'm gonna baby him good.
Gotta go. While my pickles are soaking, I've gotta soak my foot. I've got an ingrown toenail that I had taken out Saturday and it's throbbing.
Till next time...


suzanne said...

umm yes, hot it was! But it's always good times at your house. The peach ice cream was really yummy; I didn't even try the vanilla. But you know Eli ate like three cups of it, right??
love you and enjoyed reading :0)

billypandnikkysmom said...

It's been hot here too, TOO HOT! I bet those pickles will be YUMMY. Hope your foot feels better :/
I'll be saying a prayer for your sweet fella, I hope all goes well!
So glad that you enjoyed the Cemetery tour! Have a great night!

Theresa said...

I laughed my head off at the cucumber number... we have had lots of cucumbers too! I wish the tomatoes were as plentiful! Pickles are a lot of trouble and I admire you for doing all of that hard work.

I love ice cream, vanilla is my favorite but I love peach too.

Sounds like you all had a great time and like Suzanne said, it is always fun at your house:)

LOVE the picture of Ross and your Dad:) Both are so handsome!

I'll be praying for that sweet fella and his precious Mama:)

Love you, Auntie T

Cindy Lou said...

WOW...that is a lot of cucumbers!! I bet your pickles are delicious!!

We love making home made ice cream around here...chocolate is our fav!! Enjoy your evening and we will be praying for Ross and You!! I just went through that with Bradley...UGH!! Painful!! Love you bunches!!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Hi Kelly! We LOVE cucumbers! Don't let them go to waste!! :) Do you ever put them in a big jug of water when it is hot outside? They do that at the spas and it is really refreshing! Just an idea. Congrats to the boys on their weight loss, too! I saw Cam and Moms but saw a glimpse of Ross in a pic and he looks thin, too! have a great day! Praying for some rain! New grass here. We need it!

Barbara said...

Wow your cucumber crop is great, and the heat is terrible all over, hitting the 100 mark here today too, makes it nice pool weather, we spent hours yesterday in the pool cool and nice. Hugs and blessings