7/2/12

And today is?,,,,,

Stardate....July 25, 2012.   Brundidge, Alabama

Today was a Monday...allll day long!  The haze of yesterday became the storms of last night.  At about 2 a.m., the weather alert began sounding.  There is nothing closer to a heart attack than being in a sound sleep at 2 a.m. and the alarm of the weather alert going off...followed by crashing thunder and crackling lightning.   Don't get me wrong.   I believe a weather alert should be a required installation in every housetrailer, home and apartment.   But it sure can be loud!   Yeah boy...it was a Monday from the moment it stopped being Sunday.

I think each moment of this day that could have been organized and easily traversed was somehow replaced with chaos and confusion.   Even the simplest of tasks became complicated by too many people trying to figure them out or those incapable (me for today) trying to accomplish them.   It was a Monday.

But you know what?  I was here to get through it and I had friends and family I love here with me!  So really, I should say thank you for this day and the trials it brought with it.  I would love a cooler day, an easier day and a day where the news that comes is great news inspiring me to just skip out of the room and into the next moment!  Oh well.  I made it home alive and still employed.  So most complaints are trumped by those facts! 

Have a great evening world!  I am going to do my very best to have one myself!

7/1/12

Lazy, hazy days?....

It is a miserable day outside.  When I left Piggly Wiggly a few moments ago, the little bank sign said it was 103 degrees.  If anyone knows how to use the symbol for "degrees", it would sure save me some typing.  Or would it?  I might end up spending more time trying to get and remember the key combination that it takes.    Either way, the weather outside is frightening and the air conditioner is so inviting! 

It's been a long year for me.   I haven't been around much and hope to resolve that issue.   Well, I have been around, I just haven't been close enough to a keyboard.   I got a good deal on a laptop at the local flea market and thought I would give it a try.  It seems to have turned out to be a REALLY good deal!

The heat is so extreme that it causes the skies to seem blurred.  There is an August haze hanging in the sky even though we are just beginning July.  In the late afternoons, the haze seems to convert to clouds and tease of rain.   But the rain never seems to be released.   It seems only the strongest of anything can survive these conditions...wildlife, dogs, cats, air conditioners, car motors...and temperaments.   It doesn't take much to work up a sweat and become really agitated.  It doesn't take much for the dogs to completely dissolve the clean atmosphere I have tried to create within the walls of this house.   Between the dust they bring in on their fur or the gas they release once they get inside, sometimes feeling sorry for them and allowing them a little cooling time is rather trying.   Then, there is the sense that everything is being intruded upon by their presence and by the never ending presence of one another due to our aging intolerance to these conditions.  My mother's love of the beach doesn't leave me during days like this.  There you always have a breeze or even warm wind.  Here you have still, calm and, what seems like, a suffocating layer of heat being held within the dome of the haze and clouds.

These days are long in every sense.  Every creature waits for sunset just to get what little relief the darkness affords.  I don't think these are the lazy days of summer in as much as they are the sweltering, energy draining days that we are forced to endure.  Then again, once winter gets here and everything turns grey, damp and gloomy, I will be remembering even THESE days fondly.

I hope everyone has a wonderful evening and is able to appreciate whatever trials you are forced to endure.  There will always be a memory and experience created with each one that will strengthen and prepare you for the next one that is around the corner!