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Daily Archives: 28 July 2008

Man, It’s HOT!!

“Man it’s hot. It’s like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot.”

Do you remember that line from the movie Biloxi Blues??  It’s one of the most famous lines from Matthew Broderick in that movie.  It stands true for the land of Okies today as well.  We’ve hit our summer “peek” and let me tell you, it’s HOT!!  I kept an eye on my Weather Pixie yesterday and she peeked at 107 degrees.  The forecast is for the same thing for the next 5-7 days.  In fact, our forecast for today is 105 degrees.  That just means that we’ll probably be hotter.  Yes, hotter!!  Our “coolest” days are supposed to be tomorrow and Sunday with a high of only 100 degrees.  SHEESH  Oh yes, you just have to love the “dog days of summer”!!  We have a burn ban, heat advisory and the mold count is high.  That sure makes for a miserable day for anyone outside. 

Oh yes, did I mention that lean green is outside in this!?!?  Everyday this week, he’s taking the poopies (privates) to the range.  FULL gear!!  Let me tell you, if this week doesn’t prepare these boys for Iraq, nothing will.  Last time hubby was there, he saw 120 degrees.  HA!!  Let me just state, that was 120 degrees in the shade!!  I just can’t help but to worry about him though.  He’s too old for this crap.  He’s so busy taking care of the poopies that he forgets to take care of himself.  He’ll walk them over to the water buffalo and keep them hydrated, but that crazy man will walk away and not even think of himself.  I’ve had to keep talking to him and reminding him that he’s on his last leg.  He’s done his time and it’s alright to pass the reigns over to someone else.  But no, he’s still in charge!!  I love him for that, but it just drives me nuts!!  (And trust me when I say, I don’t have far to go!!)  Anyone want to wager a bet that he just comes home tonight, kicks his boots off and crashes where he is??

By the way, I just want to mention that this picture was taken in my backyard just for this post.  I was looking and looking for pictures of the hot sun, but nothing struck my fancy.  I said to myself, “well, why don’t you just go out there and get exactly what you do want”.  (See, I told you I didn’t have far to go.  Now I’m talking to myself!!)  I did just that!!  I might go out and try to take some more, but I was struggling.  I didn’t have sun glasses on and my eyes were watering and the glare was terrible.  I happen to think it turned out rather well though!!  HEHE

If you want to keep track of just how hot it is in Oklahoma, just keep track of my Weather Pixie on the right hand side of the page.  She updates regularly!!  So tell me, how’s the weather where you are??  Just how hot is it??  Leave a comment and let me know what the weather is like around the world!! 


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Blogging for Blood Cancer

I ran across this banner on another blog, so I just had to check it out. I have to say that I’ve been blessed with the fact that my family has not had to endure cancer. That is, at least that any of us know of. However, in hubby’s family, it runs rampart on his mother’s side.

They ask that everyone post a banner or button on their blog. Then, during the “Blogging for Blood Cancer” week, you share a story, article or how you’ve been touched by this whether it’s in your life or something you read.

You can read about Friends of Heroes who is hosting this event.  They’re goal is to find a cure for blood cancer.  You can also go to Goodies for Mom to get your button or banner and “register” to participate in events.  You can also read about what others are saying about this first ever blogging event.

I only have one story, but I’ll share it during that week. It doesn’t cost anything and it just might make you or someone else feel good, so why not join in!?!?

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