It's been soooo hot. We had one of the mildest springs - days of cool to cold mornings and nights and either mildly warm afternoons, or semi-cool afternoons. Last week we even had a few days of rain - which was hard on the old bones, but still fun to listen to. It's really nice to be able to listen to the rain when you've got time to just lounge about on your bed, reading and catnapping, covered up with your little dog next to you.... or cat. I guess one day, my husband's dog climbed up and was laying against my legs, my little dog was behind my knees (his favorite spot to sleep) and my son's huge boxer mix climbed up and was stretched along my back....this apparently resulted in me being just about pinned into place, while the three dogs had most of the king-sized bed that we own. Those guys - hogging the bed.
So we went from a wonderfully mild spring to a horrid heat wave over the last few days. It was so hot, that we ended up breaking down and buying a small window a/c unit for our bedroom. We have a slightly bigger one in our living room that I bought about 7 years ago - but it only kept the front of the house cool.
This new unit is quiet and just enough to keep the bedroom bearable in the extreme heat we've been having. I'm thankful that we live 30 miles from the coast -because tonight I swear I can feel a bit of the cool flog coming in. It's nice to be able to feel a bit of coastal air instead of being stuck inland and not having the benefit of the fog coming in. I'm ever grateful to be living where I live.
Hosted by Sheila of Book Journey, we visit each other's blogs and discover new things to read. It's fun.
This week I read two novels, started another two and read one children's book to my grandson. Actually - read more than one, but I can only remember one - because we've read it over and over and over throughout the last two years.
by Lee Collins
The Android's Dream
by John Scalzi
She Returns From War (#2)
by Lee Collins
by Nicole Baart