Finally a change in the weather.

Today is supposed to be our last hot day coming in at 93. This morning it was nice and cool walking. The rest of the week forecasts for the 80’s. I cannot wait.

This summer we have not used the BBQ except one time and that was at midday because I knew it would be too hot later. We also have not eaten out on the patio at all. This house sits with the front door facing N but this whole side gets the sun from the West all afternoon. So the patio is in full sun during dinner time. We have 2 umbrellas and 2 of those triangle shades but it’s still too hot when it’s 100 degrees out there. So maybe this week we can at least eat out there.

Here’s a pizza I made for lunch the other day for Barclay as I had just a little pizza dough left. This is not cooked yet. The cast iron does take longer to cook pizza so I have to adjust the timing.


These are two spooky pumpkins my daughter found growing in the big compost pile. The grew from last years seeds. I wish there were more.


I added my little pine cone pitcher as cute decor.

On a completely different topic of other people’s blogs and Youtube channels. I’ve been following a conversation about a blogger, who actually lives near me, in this area. This gives me some advantage of knowing the area where some of her sharpest critics do not know this.

The biggest issue of controversy is her not really being honest about certain things. For instance, they bought this place in a town near me so I know it well. She continues to call it a village where in fact it is no village but a rather populous foothill community. Also, she continually says she walks in the ‘forest’ all around her house. Well, there are Ponderosas and some fir trees where she lives but it’s not a forest in any sense. I’ve been kinda fascinated by the whole thing almost from a psychological point of view. She also does not allow any criticism or feedback or even constructive feedback on her blog or Youtube channel, only praise for what she is doing which frankly isn’t a lot.

She also says she’s into Zen etc( eastern philosophies) but as one who actually was a practicing Buddhist for a number of years( 8), I’m not really sure she understands what she is saying or trying to say. Plus, it’s not my place to offer advice but she has painted her interior in bright oranges, pinks, turquoise, and greens. Anything Zen would be muted colors and no visual distractions. I’m not sure I have a point here but it is interesting and I guess maybe I’m putting this into words to help me understand my own feelings toward this person and how she blogs.  I wouldn’t want negativity on my blog either,, but I think most of the people who have a criticism, have a point.  Another, for instance, is they were fostering a child and on her YouTube channel actually showed the child( a real no, no). It was at that point she was called out and she shut down the whole channel. 

Anyway, any thoughts about it would be welcome, as I’m not sure why this is even something I’m writing about.

Anyway, that’s a wrap.


The week ahead

This week is fairly open but there are a few things that need doing.

* I need to go to UPS and drop off a damaged book I received from Amazon.

*Then I need to go to USPS and mail a gift off to my sister in Conn.

* I’m planning on getting my Flu shot also this week. Not sure what day but when the mood strikes.

  • Still not figuring out how to keep the font while another tool is being used.??? Well, my tech savvy daughter said there doesn’t appear to have functionality for that meaning using lists and enlarging fonts. I may just email them and ask about it.
  • B will go to Home Depot and get the wood and contractors glue stuff. I probably won’t go but he can do it after his labs or some.thing.
  • The heat is supposed to abate by Wednesday. Let’s hope so. I really miss seeing blue skies:(

So, I changed the font on this and is way too big. go figure.

Tonight I making another Cobb salad because it’s so hot outside. I already made the chicken and bacon in the oven this morning so I just need to make a dressing.