Y'all might want to go and put your roller skates on for this post 'cause I'm giving you fair warning...it's gonna be all over the place!
Down here in Texas, sure as shootin', there are certain facts that never change. If it's summer...it's gonna be hot. If it's late summer...the greatest show on dirt is not far behind. Combine those two facts and you got one chubby lady in dire need of a shower and a manicure. That's under normal circumstances, but...if we change the equation up and make that 68 days of 100+ temperatures leading up to late summer...Voila...you get one, hot mess! Trust me...even in Texas...this goes above and beyond even our normal daily dose of vitamin D.
Normally, I work a little each morning during the dog days of summer, prepping our load and pacing myself. When Cat Daddy gets home in the evening, he and I will generally go outside and work a little more. It'll be hot, but it's bearable. This summer...ummm...not so much. With overnight temps falling to barely under 90 degrees, it's been a tough row to hoe.
Thankfully, the good Lord was shopping with us and saw to it we didn't purchase many projects in need of a lot of prepping and most doubly thankfully, He sent cooler temps this week. I'll be working like a bat outta H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks this week to finish up the load and get it ready for ol' C.D. to load. He's been trying to load as he could, but it's been tough. It gets hot in that sweat box of an enclosed trailer...mighty hot!
Needless to say, I'll be out in the back forty from can 'til can't, preventing me from being around much on here with y'all. Although I got enough mouth for two people, unfortunately I only come equipped with one pair of hands and one brain...and more often than not...only half of one of those at best! Can you say Squirrel?
(In case you were wondering about the photos in this post...it's my way of saying thank you to Gayle at A Vintage Green Life. She held a unique giveaway on her blog that required nothing from her readers...other than friendship. How cool is that? I was thrilled when she pulled my name out of a old suitcase for this pendant, but the real luck was being included as a friend. Thank you Gayle and thank you for thinking outside the ol' box on how to hold a giveaway! BTW...if you think this idea is clever...you oughta see what else she dreams up...Ohmylanta!
The bookies are now making odds on how many excuses I can dream up to wear this cute necklace while at Zapp. Care to wager a bet?)
Before I can wear it and be a big ol' showoff...I first got to get stuff ready to make the trip to my favorite playground. Sadly, the only way to accomplish this Herculean task is to quarantine myself to the workshop....even if it means chaining myself to the sander. I'm gonna try and get a coupla more posts up before we head out for the next installment of As The Wheel Turns, but for the time being...it's a mad dash to the finish line.
I'm closing this post with prayer requests. As you may or may not know, Texas...in addition to the horrendous heat wave...is under a severe drought and now experiencing wildfires. Please pray for all those in the line of these fires, both residents and firefighters. Pray and pray again for much needed rain. Most of us haven't seen any since May. Everything is so dry here in our beloved state, one fire was started by a spark from a car's brakes. Pray that the rain flooding the east will find it's way to us, providing relief for all who are impacted by these crazy weather patterns...North, South, East, and West.
While you are on your knees, please send up prayers for Anne and Angela. Both of these fine ladies' mothers are facing daunting health challenges and are in desperate need of lifting up. Please lift your voices and eyes to Heaven for them...and all the others out there facing similar circumstances...for strength, reassurance, and healing. The statistics are unsurmountable, but so blessed are we...God doesn't deal in statistics...only in His perfect plans for us.
I do believe in the power of prayer and I have faith God hears and answers our pleas for help.
Think I better go cover some furniture up before it starts raining.