Monday, July 2, 2012

Catching Up

I still don't have my lap top hooked up so I can load pictures. So another post sans pictures.

There hasn't been much going on around here lately as far as getting the house put together. Colorado has been experiencing record heat and we have had 100+ days. Even with the air conditioner on, it's difficult to get the energy to do anything. So I just use my retirement mantra, "There is always tomorrow!" I am getting a little weary of boxes, cords and unfinished projects so I'm hoping for a cool down soon.

I'm sure you are all aware of the fires that have ravaged parts of our adopted state. It is just horrible!!! The pictures in the paper are heartbreaking. One very poignant picture in the paper today shows a woman in Colorado Springs watering the lawn in front of her beautiful home. Across the street - just across the street, mind you- her neighbor's home is nothing but ash. Our little area of Colorado seems to be the only area that has not been threatened by fire. The state is supposed to be getting thunder storms this week which means more lightening which could mean more fires. By Friday, though, we are supposed to get some heavy rain which will be a praise.

With the Fourth of July coming up the state has banned the use of fireworks. Crazy thing, though, is they haven't banned, or cannot ban, the sale of fireworks. We have a big fireworks stand near our home. There are signs on the road just as you approach the stand that the use of fireworks has been banned. We all know, however, that there are crazy people out there who will still use them. So Wednesday, I'm holding my breath that there are not more fires started.

On another note, my sister from California came out for a visit. Other than having to deal with the heat we had a great time. Janice is not one to like to visit museums or the regular tourist spots. We spent an entire week of showing her around to the great restaurants in the area. We had so much fun. I lost count of all the times she said, "OMG!" when she tried a new restaurant. We did manage to take in a couple movies. One was at the Movie Tavern where you can order off a complete menu and eat while you watch. How cool is that? We saw Men In Black III there with the hubs. We also went to see "Seeking A Friend For the End of the World." What an awesome movie and I highly recommend it. Just take kleenex! The reviews in the paper say it's the comedy hit of the summer. This tells me that the reviewer didn't see it and thought that since Steve Carell was in it it had to be a comedy. NOT!!!! It's very poignant and a movie that will stay with you for days.

Well, that's all for now. Stay cool out there and stay safe on the 4th!!!


3 comments:

Susie Q said...

Hi Jean, glad to hear you are okay in your part of the World, the fires are awful. We are having so much rain here, having to cancel things because of it! Hope July 4th goes well. Susie

Gisela Suski said...

The phase we can get to it tomorrow is what we retiree love. I have been watching the fires and it is so devastating. When you get a chance go to Golden, CO they have the quilt museum there and a quilt shop.

Thimbleanna said...

I'm glad to hear you're safe Miss Jean. This summer has just been awful so far -- we have a ban on fireworks too. Thanks for the movie tip too -- we need a good movie -- we went to see Ted and it was just plain s.t.u.p.i.d. ;-D