Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dog Days of this Summer

The whole month of August has been Dog Days as far as I am concerned. The hot weather never gave us any break at all. It has been hot, in the 90’s and sometimes breaking into the 100’s, every single day. And it stays hot at night, too. I remember as a kid the night would bring some relief. We could go to bed around 10:00 with all the window open and a fan blowing in the corner and be fine with sleeping comfortably. Not this year. As late as midnight and it has still been over 80 degrees. A fan just blows the hot air around, it doesn’t cool you. I have friends who have been trying every trick, like putting a big bowl of ice in front of the fan, to keep cool. Frankly, I can’t wait for this summer to be over and although I don’t like cold weather much, this heat has got us all beat down.

Extra Laundry

One household chore I don’t like and put off until I HAVE to do it is: laundry. I don’t know why I can’t stand to wash clothes. I think it might have more to do with the folding and putting them away than the actual washing.

So I got a whole lot of laundry done yesterday. Spent hours doing it. Even washed all the towels and the sheets and comforter. So today I get home and found that one of the dogs puked on the bed. So now I have to take off all the sheets and the comforter and wash them ALL again today.

Don’t know why the dog puked. That worries me more than having to wash the sheets again.


I think I heard a short report on the news that there are riots in London. I’m not sure what that is all about. I heard some mention of racial tensions and looting. I was shocked. This is the first I’ve heard of England having issues with race.