- Remember last Tuesday when I said this time of year the national extremes are in California frequently but are far away from where I live? Uh, correction. Yesterday the national extreme high temperature was in Los Angeles, where it was 113 degrees in downtown L.A. That's only 60 miles from here---way too close.
- My city also had a heat record of 104 degrees, topping one set 20 years ago in 1990. You'd think I might remember that previous heatwave but I was recovering from gallbladder removal surgery, getting the house packed up to move while taking care of three children, the youngest of whom was 7 months old, making three bridesmaid's dresses for a friend's wedding, and working part time in the County hospital's transcription department. It was kind of a busy September that year!
- This morning we had cloud cover so the temps dropped a lot but now it is muggy. By the weekend, they say, we'll be having below normal temps. Make up your mind, O weather mavens!!!
- Traffic rant of the week: It is really not necessary, young buck, to flip me off because I assumed we were both going to go straight at the four way stop since you were TOO LAZY to use a turn signal! That little lever gizmo is there for a reason--you might study up on that in between texting and playing with your ipod.
- No quilting has happened since Saturday. I believe I am in withdrawals because I am actually looking forward to ironing 5 yards of backing fabric for the bowtie quilt.
- What is it about quilt shows that makes buying fabric and notions so irresistible? I managed to keep my purchases under $80--and only because I put back some of the "have to have" items I picked up. Sickness, it's a sickness I tell you!
- Erica called me today at work to let me know she set an appointment with the counselor at ASU in November. So Arizona here we come :)
- An uninvited guest was at Baby Jake's birthday party on Saturday. His grandma told me that her son had filled the feeder that morning and it was already 1/4 empty.
The feeder was only about 10 feet from where we were sitting in the backyard. Mrs. Squirrel was looking straight at me, totally unconcerned.
It appears she was supporting a whole family though, given this view!