Saturday, July 12, 2008

ah, summer again


The lovely days just go on and on this summer. Yesterday was hotter than hell and we had some violent weather last night, but no damage. Just a lot of Cumulonimbus Mammatus clouds and heavy rain and lightening. The party was fun...a retirement party for an old friend and colleague, Jim. Lots of good stories to go with the weather!

This morning, Regis and I got up early and headed out for our weekly grocery shopping trip. When he worked weekends, I did all the shopping very randomly and irregularly but now that he comes along, he's taking this very seriously. We have a spreadsheet with prices, ads with things circled, and a bag of coupons and a calculator. It's not so bad with the weekly menu but sometimes I just can't summon enough brain cells to care about the linear footage of wax paper. Now, that's funny.

As soon as we got home, we drove up to the OK Corral for lunch with Cousin Deb and Larry. Here we are posed in front of the Constitution or something. The food wasn't great but we had a good visit and some laughs. They were flying back to AZ today after a week of galavanting around Minnesota and Wisconsin. I just checked the MW definition for galavant and these were the choices:
1 : to go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex
2
: to travel, roam, or move about for pleasure

They were galavanting in the second sense. LOL.

We're on the back porch and the breeze is lifting the daylily blooms. They're nodding their heads and drooping because they last one day and the day is almost over. There are five orange ones and one bright yellow that's my favorite. I didn't plant the yellow one and all of a sudden one day, there it was. That's why it pays to be cautious in your weeding endeavors. You never know what will bloom in an unexpected place.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Okay, I misread that you have to be cautious in your WEDDING endeavors. That, along with the first definition of "galavant", and not knowing what will bloom in an unexpected place, made me misconstrue your implication (as Retired Larry likes to say...although I should add for the record that he said it back when he was Working Larry, too,).