Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WNBP: Cool As A Cucumber

The humidity broke last night.  I don't know exactly when since I somehow drifted off into something resembling sleep but it wasn't there when I woke up at 5:30 so I assumed breaking had occurred.  In spite of the mercury climbing into the high 80s, it was a much more bearable sort of day and one that makes for a much happier Sheepie.

Let us celebrate with the posting of bullet points as is our Wednesday night tradition!

*The weather people are suggesting that I put an extra blanket on the bed tonight.  

*They are concerned that I might catch a chill.

*That is nice of them, but I am rather looking forward to having a chill.

*At the moment, I am chillin' with a whole lotta rain.  It sort of snuck up on me while I wasn't paying attention and you won't believe the amount of water that came in.

*That is supposed to be "outside" water.  

*"Outside" water is different from "inside" water.

*"Inside" water is the stuff in the sinks and toilets and that is perfectly OK to have in your house.

*"Outside" water has no business in my house.  Or on my rugs.  Or running down my walls.

*I am out of paper towels.

*Can someone remind me to put that on the shopping list for tomorrow?

*I went to the Farmer's Market this morning.

*The Weekly Visit With The Vegetables.

*Except I remain unimpressed with what I'm seeing thus far.

*I think it's because I got to thinking about string beans and now I don't want anything else.

*Peas are in.  No string beans.

*I bought some cucumbers because I hate to make the trip for nothing.

*Now I wish I'd picked up some new potatoes because I love new potatoes.

*They are better than old potatoes.

*All tiny and tender...dang!  Why didn't I get potatoes??????

*I'm planning on making some relish at some point in the near future.

*I like homemade relish.

*It was cool enough to knit today.  I managed a few sock rounds before I lost interest.

*Figure I'll have me a nice pair o' socks sometime around next summer...

*I finished Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate).

*Such fun! 

*In this installment, Alexia doesn't "walk" anywhere.

*She toddles, waddles and wobbles.

*It's fantastic!!!

*Then I read Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Novels).

*I meant to read it a long time ago but it was kind of spendy when it first came out so I decided to wait.

*I didn't remember that until I said the same thing about Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel.

*Apparently I say this a lot.

*I am assuming that we will be having this same conversation when #18 hits the stands...

*Next up: A Discovery of Witches: A Novel.

*I love it when smart women write novels.  It challenges me.

*And Deborah Harkness is a very, very smart woman.

*An excellent book.  The "smart" is fairly leaking out all over the place.

*'s another vampire book and I keep saying I'm totally over those, but this is a "smart" vampire book!

*See?  See how that is different????

*It felt like it was running a bit long towards the end, but that is more on me as the reader than the author.

*Guess I've been indulging in more of the "quick fix" type books of late.  I've kind of forgotten how to stay true to a story.

*Totally worth the time, though.  I loved this book!

*Now I'm reading Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1).

*Because I have to.

*Post-apocalyptic zombie world.

*I don't like the looks of things, people.  Twenty years have passed since the rising of the dead and no one really seems to have learned much from this event.

*But bloggers rule the world and the tech has gotten pretty sharp so I guess it's not a total washout.

*I'm definitely going to read Deadline (Newsflesh, Book 2).

*Seems like the right thing to do and you never know what zombie fighting tips can be unearthed for future reference.

*I wonder if there are enough cucumbers for me to eat one now and still have some left for relish making later.

*Warming up to the cukes, I suppose.

I guess I should probably sign off now and see where we are with the "outside" water and whatnot.  I should probably also look into another blanket for the bed because I'd hate to wake up in the middle of the night freezing to death.  It is best to be prepared.

But I still maintain that being cool is every so much better!



trek said...

I would give a lot to catch a chill right about now.

Donna Lee said...

We had a lot of that rain,too. It was amazing. And now, today, the weather is just beautiful. I have to watch it from my desk since I'm at work.

I just got the new Janet Evanovich book for my mp3 player. I'm saving it for the weekend. I'm a Plum fan. My maiden name is Plum so maybe Stepanie and I are related?

catsmum said...

did you notice that Discovery of Witches has been voted one of the best books of the year thus far on Amazon ? Not sure how significant that is ... how many best books can there be ? and the year is only half done ... but anyway, for what it's worth, apparently you aren't alone in your feelings for Ms Harkness

Anonymous said...

Send that coolness my way, please! We cut the vacation a day short because it was too hot in the Black Hills, drove 12+ hours with marginal a/c in the car, only to arrive home to 90˚+ with humidity to match and a power outage so no a/c in the house. [/whine]

Cathy said...

I agree with trek.

Why my cats want to cuddle is beyond me. Have they no sense?