Yesterday morning when I went out to feed the outdoor cats I decided that today's post was going to be about the weather. This white stuff that looked like frost all over the grass is mold. It's that hot and humid. In October.
This big fella and his little baby are growing right outside my front door.
I hated to whine and complain again but today we had work to do outside. On Sunday we cleared one half of the driveway of tree debris. In this heat it was brutal.
Yesterday we wanted to get to the other side that had an even bigger pile. The Mister cuts and....
...I make piles. Then the branches are drug was back into the woods. It's miserable work and the bugs make it so much worse. Ugh. We last about an hour and than have to stop or die. Even beer doesn't help.
Back inside later I decided to end this post with a picture of my Halloween stuff all still in the container. I usually have it up by now but's too hot to even think about it. When I was taking the container off the table to put it on the floor for a photo I dropped it. At first I thought nothing of it and then......
....I remembered that in the bottom was my precious ceramic Jack o Lantern my mother had made for me years ago.
Yep. I had shattered it. I sat on the floor and had a good loud cry. How could I have been so clumsy? Just yesterday I had dropped an entire steaming hot pot of chili I had just finished making for dinner on the floor and down the front of me. What a mess that was. This was a mess and a tragedy. I was heartbroken.
My wailing brought The Mister running. After the chili incident he's not sure what's up with me anymore. Gathering up the shards I found this. That's my mom. E. K. 82. The year before Daughter was born. More wailing.
The Mister went to his model table and brought up files and glue and tape. Right now we are piecing it back together a little at a time. We call her Frankenpumpkin and she will survive. She will look terrible but she will shine again this Halloween. Somehow or other.