Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bunnies and Pink Suitcases

It is so damn hot.   I took Lucy for a short walk this morning (which included a visit across the street to sniff her boyfriend, a French Bulldog named Max) and we are both spent.  It is at least 85 at 7 and so humid.  I want to stay home but I can't.  As you can see I need to replace an old table.  Although that is interesting how it fell and the plant stayed exactly the same.

Bunnies are everywhere!  Lucy is going nuts over them.  And they are brazen.  One night Lucy and Amanda's dog, Cassie, went nuts at the front door.   A baby bunny was very close and eating my grass.   I finally chased it away because Lucy tried to go through the glass window.   Later that night, I was turning off the lights for bed and saw someone in my front yard.  It was a neighbor picking up their dog poo.   Not a peep out of Lucy.  I guess if a person breaks in I'm toast but if a bunny robs me I'll be safe.

Finally, I'm taking a hint from friend who amazes me with her travels.  I can no longer live vicariously through her.   I joined a group called the Pink Suitcase Sisters.  They are run by a travel agency and you pay your money and go.  No planning (other than how you get picked up from the airport).   I went to a gathering Thursday and I think I'm going to like this group.   They are planning some local stuff like Zip Lining in the mountains and going to Oakland Cometary at Halloween.    Next year they are going to Santa Fe and that sounds like something I could do.   Plus I got a cool suitcase, t-shirt and magnet.  

How are you surviving such a hot summer?   Staying indoors, the pool or traveling to cooler places?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ducks, books and 100 degrees

What has happened since I last posted..well, not alot.   Everyone is on vacation.  Which makes work a bit slow...but frustrating because when the CEO is out everyone does their best to push the limits.   I'm beat.

However, that didn't stop me from going to a bookclub meeting tonight.   I got to meet a great author, Karen White, for the second time.   She's the kind of woman who acts, looks and probaby is always put together.   Hair was perfect, cute outfit with the coolest cuff on her wrist.  And she's a really good author.  

The only problem is I just found out about the club...went to it without reading the book.   And what does a book club do?   Discuss everything including the ending.   And Karen sat next to me so I had to have her sign the book that was thrust in my hand as I walked in.  (I'm a co-dependent book buyer).  

I also bought next month's selection "Lost Horizon".   The author won't be there because he is dead.'s that "Lost Horizon".  I've seen the movie..and I think I read the book many moons ago.  

I also  bought September's book..but I'm too lazy to get my bag to give you the title...I'll do that soon.   Of course I have about a dozen books I need to finish. 

Joining a book club for me is like an alcoholic going to a wine tasting party...not good.

My duck story is simple..I was going to work and drove past the AFB when three teenage ducks were waddling in a row into the four lane street..where the speed limit is 45 mph.   I swerved as did the people behind me.  I hope they made it.  But there was nothing on the other side of the road but a closed up car dealership.   I think they were better on the base. 

And it is freaking hot here.   99 degrees..which usually doesn't happen for another month.   I hate to think what August will be.   And it will rain this weekend which means no lake or pool for me.