No, these are not my dogs, but just how I feel about perfume in the summer. I really do like sniffing it randomly, but I just know that summer is the worst time to make decisions about what I like and don’t like.
First tomato came off the tomato plants! They still look weird, all wilty on the further out leaves, but a lot of people in this area have the same problem, so I’m thinking it’s something else. I did see one Japanese beetle, but we squished it, and I’ve seen no others.
Not watching the Olympics. I’m not sure when I stopped? I think it was around the time they had more than one channel full of Olympics stuff. I like my sports soft served up and ladled into my not very Olympicky head. Just the highlights in swimming, lots of gymnastics, the best parts of field and track, and then run through all those other sports really fast or show them during the day when I’m not paying attention. I miss the days when we had three channels, and where I grew up, we didn’t have a strong enough signal, so we only got CBS and NBC. I only saw Happy Days when I went off to college in re-runs. There are so many channels and streaming now, I’ve moved into a post-TV world.
My mom was here for a visit, and that was so nice. One of us drives out to get her and drive her here, and then we drive her back. She doesn’t feel comfortable doing long distance driving and especially not in cities anymore. She’s pretty much back to the same health she was in pre-Covid infection last fall, put all the weight back on, regained her strength. She finally took my advice of making sure to go up and down stairs to keep your leg muscles active. She used to wag her finger at me for buying houses with stairs, and I just wagged right back… well, if you don’t use stairs, your legs will forget how, and you’ll be sorry! This is one thing I turned out to be right about. Patty 1 Miss Nadine 1,753,492. I’ll take my W!
Now that July is almost done, I’m getting sad. August starts to slip into cooler nights, and the mornings won’t be all steamy 70 plus degrees at 6a. I’ll feel like I no longer live in the tropics, and I’ll remember that summer is so short and how much I’ll miss it and be counting down the days until next summer.
I’m still playing around in indie scents. I do recommend a couple of brands that are real gems with small lines that I was recommended – Libertine and Chris Rushak and Boyd’s of Texas. I keep sniffing Gilded from Libertine and that Beast thing from Rushak and those are two I know I need just a wee bit less summer around to appreciate completely. They are beautiful, but lots of scents seem to just blow off my skin/melt into my skin with this much heat, unless it is a big old white floral or incense.
See? I warned you in the title! Nothing even remotely interesting. What have any of you got going on that’s more interesting? Planning for school? A great vacation? My only other remotely interesting thing was I chickened out of the Shingles vaccine three times. Not sure why, I know I should get it, but ack, I don’t want to potentially waste a couple of days of my summer feeling puny, though I know not everyone does.