We managed to squeeze out one last trip this summer and went up to Tahoe for a couple of days. It was very mellow and nice. (Of course, I forgot to take pictures.) I think it was the first relaxing trip/social event I had this summer. I don't know what it was but summer this year was a little nuts.
However, now I am neck deep in a work deadline, so the posts will be short and sweet for a while. Although I AM going to try to post more
often. I mean, really wg, what a slacker.
Summer also still seems to have a grip on us around here. It is HOT. Between you and me, I'm sick of it now. Sunny California weather be damned. I am especially sick of my summer clothes. I am tired of shorts that don't quite fit (do they have to put a bulging drawstring in every pair?) and slobby tank tops because that's all you can stand to wear in the heat. I am ready for Fall. I am ready for cute sweaters and closed-toe shoes. And really comfy sweats in the evenings with a big mug of hot lemonade. (Have you tried that? It's so good. You just nuke a little lemonade in the microwave or even squeeze a lemon fresh with a bit of sugar in hot water… mmmm, yum!)
Of course, I'm still drinking hot tea even in the heat because that tea is like lifeblood to me! I don't care if the Starbucks people look at me funny when I turn down their offers to "ice" it! I need it HOT, goddamnit! Don't you know that caffeine is heat-activated?!
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah… so you know what I've been doing in the evenings instead of relaxing in my comfy sweats with hot lemonade and/or hot tea? I've been moving fans around in front of every single window in the house, all open of course, trying to cool down the house before bed. Sometimes I am doing this until midnight. Then I have to close everything up again against our local pack of marauding raccoons.
Cheeky little buggers. I just know they'll steal my tea and lemons.