We are having a great time here and doing lots as usual. There are just many things going on here and it turns out there is only a limited number of things I can do well, or even mediocre at one time. Plus every time I think of a writing a blog I feel like I should explain my absence and it isn't inspiring to come up with excuses, so let's just skip it.
I love Texas. I consider myself a native Houstonian having moved where when I was four. I heard other parts of the world have four actual seasons, but I have never experienced that so I am pretty good with the two we have here. Summer and not summer. This past summer was brutal. It was HOT. Many weather related records were broken like - earliest day over 100, latest day over 100, and most consecutive days over 100. Add to that extreme drought. (Expected to be the worst on record here in the history of EVER!)
Things are going up in flames here left and right. I think over 1600 houses have been burned down in wildfires.
Because I hate, hate, hate the cold. I try to roll with these desert-like conditions. This summer I tried to get the kids outside as much as possible, but since it was still 100 degrees at 9:00pm that was difficult. Maybe I should have taught the kids to sleep walk. I usually ended up whisking them to the park at the crack of 7:00 am and toughing it out outdoors until about 8:30, by which time it was sweltering and we escaped into the air conditioning.
The good part of the heat and drought though was that there were way less mosquitoes this summer. Last summer we about got carried off by them despite my BIL's mosquito killing concoction of Windex and fabric softener. (??)
It has rained twice
Does he smell good to mosquitoes?
Is it his infectious smile?
(Don't ask why he is sideways.........I just wanted to complete a darn post! I don't have time for obstacles.)
The good news..............as long as I stick close to Tayte I never get a bite?
Look at him. You wanna bite him too don't ya?