Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I just checked weather bug for our area, and that is the current temp. The temperature our thermostat was set for: 80. The temp that our interior got stuck at today: 82. I gave up and reset the thermostat for 82 so the ac would stop running for a little while. We have this awesome tower fan in the den and it is really working to keep the den/office area cool. So, that is where we are hanging out.

Everytime I have gone outside today I have gotten nauseas from the heavy air. I have to go back out at least one more time today to take MB to gymnastics. Hopefully DH will go get her this evening.

We have gotten most of our school work done today. Nothing special or exciting. It is too hot to be exciting. We got our work done and just decided to be lazy. Of course lazy for me just means running herd on the toddler. My kitchen floor has gotten towel mopped twice already today from spilled water from the dogs' water dish. MB and K both chose to take cool baths for their quiet time. Entertains and relaxes.

Some inroads have been made towards our 'simple' goals today. On the way to K's gymnastics this morning we dropped off two bags of clothing, a box of unused cookbooks (those really fancy ones that I never buy the ingredients to make anything out of), and a box of children's toys. I am slow-cooking half a roast from our freezer to use for dinner tomorrow night (mexican shredded beef and rice). Tonight's dinner is going to be a chicken and rice meal that is cooked in the microwave so I don't have to use the oven today.

My poor garden is miserable this year. I am really going to have to do some research this winter and figure out what to do out there. Unfortunately most of our soil needs major amendments to make it grow anything but weeds. Our 'garden' is a raised bed, and after this year it needs to have a new batch of dirt added. Other areas of our yard would be good for growing some things (sunlight, space) but the soil is horrible. I am thinking of doing some container gardening in those areas, at least for the next year. I am going to get some blueberry bushes, but am going to keep them in containers in case we do move.

Gotta go get children motivated to get ready to go.

Stay cool and peace,

A family of six living and learning. You might catch us outside in the mud or working on crafts. We always seem to be on the go, come on and join us.