Good news-- Today the temperatures have dipped down into the low-to-mid 90's!
I'm not sure that would have been "good news" a couple of weeks ago, but these days I'll take what I can get.
Last Friday, when the heat index was 107 degrees, I found myself pumping gas. Between the fumes, the heat, the price of gas, and the sweat collecting in my bra, I considered jumping into the freezer of ice at the station.
But I didn't. Because I had to go grocery shopping.
With the kids and no list.
This means we are now stocked with breakfast cereal, yogurt, and pretzels, but have nothing that can be made into a dinner.
With Josh back to work, we've been busy with business. We've had every appointment known to man scheduled in recent days or coming up soon. Hair cuts, dental visits, doctor's appointments. Even the van had an appointment for new tires.
I really, really prefer at least one day a week with no mandatory events in it.
I need time to hone my skill of becoming a hermit.
We are in the midst of The Great Playroom Purge of 2011. It started last week.
Cleaning out the playroom was on my list for projects to tackle while Josh is gone, but I just couldn't wait any longer.
You can see the playroom through glass doors from the living room and every time I looked in it I cringed.
I spend a lot of time in the living room, you see.
Specifically on the couch. This is probably why the rest of my house looks the way it does.
I'll keep you posted on the progress.
So we've let the kids keep a little pet for the last couple of weeks. They named her Charlotte, which may seem an obvious choice for her, but is actually a creative stretch for our children.
Allow me to introduce you to their other favorite aminals:
From left to right we have:
Doggie, Doggie, Horsey, Ellie, Teddy, Teddy, Green Teddy, Dragy, and Lamby
So at least Charlotte is not Spidey.
Here is her picture.
I've been okay with keeping her around, because maybe she'll eat the mosquitoes, and also because there is glass and brick between she and I.
However, I recently recalled that chapter we read in Charlotte's Web mentioned the spider's egg sac and how it had 514 eggs in it.
This makes me wonder if we might need to take care of our little pet sometime soon, because while she may be a novelty, 500 of her would be less ideal.