Flashback to winter: Icicles hanging from the eaves, sparkling little daggers. Snow piling up in the driveway, meaning that to drive was to risk life, limb and vehicle. So... dreaming of Summer. Mid-summer, July. Couldn't wait to get in the car and drive and drive, heading into a warm and balmy vacation.

Here we are, July. Right now. Hot, I mean hot! Extended heat wave. Wind! Nope not gentle, balmy winds. Hard driving, tree downing winds.

My double coated dogs are hot. It's too hot to hike with them -- we're all getting out of condition!

A little problem cropped up. My thyroid was lowered as a result of my latest tests. I think I have less ambition, less stamina, but it's rather hard to tell under the circumstances. About a week ago, I fell in the bathtub -- just like an awful commercial -- and offended my tailbone. It was really offended. So a little less stamina, less ambition, a lot of pillows...

And oh yeah, Diabetes (thanks, MTM)... Actually my blood sugars have been good. Why, I don't know. I start the day with my absolutely essential mocha latte, followed by summer fruit, cheese, Nut-Thins and meat -- all day long. I'm not discontented with everything!

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Comment by Peetie on July 28, 2011 at 7:12pm
Hi Trudy: Hope you feel better soon. It's cooling down here in southern Ontario. Hope the cooling breezes get to you soon.
Comment by Pastelpainter on July 29, 2011 at 5:04am
Trudi, lots of nice cool showers to cool you and the dogs down. My dogs like icecubes in the summer. I put some in their water and sometimes they fish them out and happily lick and lick. Bit like kids with an ice lolly.
Comment by Trudy on July 29, 2011 at 6:47am
Thanks, Peetie and Pastelpainter. A few cooling breezes with thunderstorms today., hopefully a little help. Ice cubes in the dog bowls is a good idea. Water is a big problem right now, because the dogs keep shedding their hair into the bowls, and then immediately want more clean water!
Comment by mistressbinky on July 29, 2011 at 10:20am
This piece is moving and vivid. So vivid I felt your pain when you fell. How are you feeling? Do you have a chair for tub? I use bought a waterproof wood tub bench, It makes getting in and out so much simpler. Pull out an extra plate. I'll have my mocha latte on ice. http://www.signaturehardware.com/style505
Comment by Trudy on July 29, 2011 at 10:54am
Thanks so much, mistressbinky. After a week, I'm feeling much better and would love to have company with my mocha latte, hot or iced. Thinking hard about the bench...
Comment by Trudy on September 6, 2011 at 6:02am
Hi Judith. Hang onto that railing, falls are no fun! I've done a flip over our dog fence between the kitchen and living room a couple of times, but that's two other stories... We're getting a taste of fall right now. The dogs like a chill in the air but the petunias don't.

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