The Big Chill Again

It has been cold here with nighttime temperatures in the 30s.  

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The Rain, Rain, Rain…

…came down, down, down…

a little Winnie the Pooh for a rainy day:

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It’s Starting to Get to Me

The last couple of days have been rather gloomy around here weatherwise. Today is worse than yesterday with a thick layer of clouds, no ounce of sunshine, and yet not one drop of rain.

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Wind Whipped

Today was our church picnic and it was a beautiful, cool afternoon except for the 20 mile an hour wind gusts.   We had a blast eating hot dogs, hamburgers and an assortment of side dishes.  

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At Last The Heater Went off

Someone finally turned off the heater in the Valley of the Sun, a.k.a. Phoenix Metro. When Norm and I went out around 11:30 this morning it was actually cold — around 71 ° with a nice brisk breeze in the air. Could it actually be Fall? After we ate lunch at Red Robin, of course, I told Norm we had to go home before we went to our appointment in Superstition Springs. I was very cold in my short sleeved T-shirt and there was no way I was going to spend the rest of the day freezing. So we went home and I changed into something with longer sleeves. Ah, much better. (Norm wears short sleeve shirts all year long because he’s always hot!)

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And She’s Off…

… to visit family in San Diego.   I’m leaving Monday and am looking forward to getting out of the heat.   It’s been hovering around 110 °F all week and I’m ready for some cool ocean breezes.     BTW: I learned this week while watching something on the Discovery Channel that crusted over lava fields in Hawaii radiate heat at least 110 °F so living in Scottsdale during the summer is like living on a lava field in Hawaii.

I’ll be staying with Mom and Dad and visiting my grandmother, brother, sister-in-love and the Spice Girls — a.k.a. my nieces.   It occurred to me one day that their personalities definitely fit in with the names Sporty Spice, Posh and Baby Spice.

It seems that I’ll also be doing some history exploration while in San Diego as the Dead Sea Scrolls will be on exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum.   Should be fun!

My wonderful husband Norm will be staying home while I’m in San Diego.   I know it’s not easy for him to let me go — but he needs a much-needed break from the caregiving duties that he so lovingly performs each and every day.

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