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It Is SO Freakin’ Hot ……

…… here in Houston that I am loathe to even open my front door.

If you could see the actual temperature you’d think I’m a huge crybaby …… as would I.
That’s because it’s really only 84 degrees. Usually, temperatures in the low to mid-80’s are almost delightful.
At least that’s how I feel when I’m in 84 degrees in …… oh, let’s say …… San Diego, northern California, New York …… even the middle of a desert.

But here in Houston, 84 degrees feels close to what I would consider hell to feel like. That’s because it’s 84 degrees with about a 12,254% humidity.
And no, I’m not exaggerating.

It’s so gross to wake up in the mornings and not be able to see sunlight because every window in your house is covered with water from the humidity.
Not to mention the steam that rolls off of the streets and sidewalks.
Don’t you wish you were here now?

There’s a huge, almost-private, pool behind my house. I can’t even begin to summon up the energy it would require to walk back there because HUMIDITY!

Enough about the air you could drown in.

Yesterday was a good day.
It was my birthday.
Since it’s a birthday that’s past my 29th year, we’ll just leave it at that.

I got Skyped, Face Timed, texted and Messaged by my kids …… so that was a win. 🙂
My parents came into town and we went to a movie (the new Avengers movie — avoid it), then to dinner, and then we decided to go see another movie that could redeem our two hours lost to the Avengers. We saw “Inside Out” and did indeed redeem our day. It’s very good. For all ages, but most especially for adults. I love Pixar because of that.

So all in all, it was a good day.
In spite of being one more year further away from 29.

In fact, when I opened my Face Book page last night and saw the hundreds of Happy Birthday messages from family and friends, it became a great day.
It’s nice to feel special at least one day of the year.
No matter how far I am from 29.

I’d love to post a picture of a doe standing in my yard, eating leaves off of a tree right outside my window yesterday …… but ever since Apple updated the last IOS system …… and changed iPhoto into Photos …… my pictures from my phone aren’t uploading onto my computer.
Not to be a whiner, but …… I hate Photos.
With a passion.
And when I went on line to find some help, I found out that I am not alone in this hatred.
Not by a long shot.

I’d love to know why the technology giants canNOT live by the credo, “If it ain’t broke, DON’T FIX IT!!”

So you’ll just have to imagine a lovely doe standing under a tree in my back yard.
And then imagine Gracie growling and barking her head off at it.

And then you can imagine Gracie noticing that two dogs are on a TV show, and then going nuts barking, growling and running over to the TV to try to get at them.
I have that on video.
Which may never see the light of day.
Thank you, Apple.

That’s it for now. I need to start a packing list for my vacation with my six, plus Little Bit, plus one significant other, to Florida next week.
Where, hopefully, our lungs won’t fill with water every time we take a deep breath.

Maybe I should go buy some scuba gear for us to walk around in.

Later, Peeps.

Let It Snow ……

…… as long as I don’t have to drive in it!

Here are some pics from tonight’s snow fall:




The snow was kind of ironic, since Mom and I were on our way to see “Frozen”, which we thoroughly enjoyed.
If you stay until after the credits, the incredibly LONG credits, you get to see this guy.
For about 3 seconds. Totally not worth staying if you have a screaming child or someone who’s bladder is about to burst, like mine.

This morning I slept in a bit and then went upstairs to do an intense work out. It felt pretty great/horrible, if you know what I mean.
Tomorrow morning I may not be able to get out of bed.

Then Mom and I walked downtown a bit to find a good deli for lunch.
Good delis seem to be closed on Sundays, but we did end up finding one we weren’t looking for.

Then we headed back to take in the movie, only to find it sold out. So we bought tickets for a later showing, walked back to the apartment, and then I went to church. Afterwards we went to the movie.

I know, you can hardly handle all of this excitement, can you you?
Try to stay calm.

Yesterday she and I went to the Stillwater Bar to watch the Bedlam game, which was a pretty great game for about 3 1/2 quarters. And then we intercepted the ball, but the blind-as-a-bat/horrible refs didn’t give it to us, even though we definitely had possession of the ball before falling down and having it pulled out of our hands 2 seconds later.




But I’m proud to be a Cowboy, no matter how horrible the refs are. And, even though it didn’t bode well for OSU, I’m glad that Baylor beat UT.
And at the end of the day, my Cowboys are going to the Cotton Bowl, so yay for them!!!!

Last night we had a calm, Christmassy evening at home. Daughter #3 brought a couple of friends over to watch a Christmas movie and we decided upon “The Santa Clause”, always a family favorite.

Tomorrow I plan to take her to Chinatown, for lunch and sight seeing. Son #3 and I went to THE best restaurant down there one day back in March and I’ve really been wanting to go again. So hopefully the weather will cooperate. Then tomorrow night is our last stand up class before the show. Gulp.

O< that's all the excitement I want to give to you guys tonight. I'm concerned about your hearts and how much you can safely handle.
I'm just that nice.

You're welcome.

Happy Sunday/Monday, Peeps.