I hummed and hawed, should I bathe and go out? There’s also a table cloth in Lunenburg I need; a gorgeous blue and yellow floral for my outside deck table but when it came right down to it, I just couldn’t leave the pups, my yard and my hooking for driving on blistering hot pavement and shopping in the sun.
It was stinking hot which isn’t my best time of the year. I’m a spring and fall gal that isn’t comfortable in extreme temperatures. Yesterday was extreme. The heat attacks me physically and I swell up like a boiled wiener with puffy hands and feet. Today I can’t even get my rings on because it’s sweltering outside. I turned on the heat pump for some cool relief but it wasn’t working, all it pumped out was warm air and I already had plenty of that! So I have a call in for a repair and I hope they arrive today as it will be nasty sleeping upstairs tonight!
I dragged out and blew up the pup’s swimming pool so they would wade and cool off. They love it and got their bellies wet and lay on their backs with feet up on the deck to cool off. It was way too hot to play ball with them so we waited until 8:30 pm as the sun was beginning to go down. The black flies were out on the back hill but we kept moving, chasing the ball so they couldn’t land and bite. Due to a bum knee I’m not a big walker so this is their exercise. I play then hard for about ½ hour chasing the ball and when one catches there’s a parade while the others follow at their heel. They never tire of fun.
I spent most of the day hooking on my next Initially Yours letter and I must say I love these fun colours. Six down and only 20 more to go. I hope I can keep up the momentum! At first I had a yellow over-dyed hounds tooth for the background but the solid lemony yellow worked better. If not for all the tearing out and redoing the background I would have this one completed but a few hours tonight should do the trick. At first these colours were slated for the letter “O” but for some reason they didn’t speak to me so I opted for the B. B is for my grandmother Beatrice and it also stands for Bird, my father’s mother’s last name. The colours would really work for Baby too! So far this was the most exciting to hook. I love how these beautiful colours work together. I couldn’t put it down and spent most of the day working on it with a fan blowing on my face. I took short breaks to water my annuals, pull a few weeds and let the pups romp in the pool. A very lazy day!
In the end I stayed home. It seemed like too much bother to shower and dress for a jaunt in public. It was comfortable to stay home and my pups never care what I look like. Gardening in the heat is never attractive. The heat in my rubber boots was torture and I ripped off my T-shirt and weeded in my bra. Fifteen minutes at a time was about all I could take in the blistering heat. We are pretty secluded in the back yard from prying eyes but when I’m that hot modesty flies out the window. Someone arrived unannounced to pick our rhubarb; we offer it to anyone for the taking. Luckily I saw the car coming so the pups and I hid in the house. I didn’t need four dogs running to meet her with me screaming for them to come back. What a scary thing for her to see, my greasy hair, makeup less face and bra….I was more sour than the rhubarb.