Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Peeves

It isn't even the first day of summer yet, and still I am unloading.  These are some things driving me nuts.

*Mosquitoes. They are the worst they have been in several years.
*Ticks.  Yeah, this is a deadly combination.  Ticks and mosquitoes can ruin a perfectly good evening.
*Flies.  They are huge this year.  Flies, ticks, and mosquitoes = UGH!
*Temperatures that went from highs in the 50's to a high of 94.  Seriously.  Couldn't Mother Nature ease us into this warmth?
*Sweat.  I've been sweating my sunscreen off. 
*Cottonwood fluff or whatever it is that seems to be giving me sneezing and itching eyes.  At the pool today, it looked like it was snowing!
*Sunscreen.  We have to have it, and yet they charge $8.00+ for a fairly small bottle or tube.  Makes me wish I could go back to Baby Oil at $2 or so for a big bottle.
*As soon as I got my flowers planted out front, the front hydrant breaks and needs repairs.  Guess who gets to carry water to keep the flowers alive in this heat?  Lovely.
*I have an ankle giving me some pain, so I have traded the jogging for walking for at least a couple of weeks to see if the pain will go away.  Not exactly how I wanted my summer to begin.

On a side note, there have been these big birds flying over Tiny Town in huge flocks.  They circle and soar in circles.  Even Baxter stops to watch them.  I feel like I am in a Harry Potter moment, and that the owls are arriving at Hogwarts; when actually, I should probably be more concerned that I am in Hitchcock's The Birds

Pet peeves aside, I am really enjoying the break.  I'm slathering on the sunscreen, waving away the bugs, and watching the birds swooping in--all while the sweat rolls.  Just an ordinary day on Easy Street.

3 comments:

Puna said...

I've bought tons of sunscreen and bug spray. I'm ready! Oh and if you eat lots of garlic, it will keep the ticks away. So I've been told:)

Pastor Sharon said...

Sounds like you are in Egypt, in a time warp, from several thousand years ago. There are many plagues! ALL AT ONCE!

YIKES!

Mary said...

Glad to see we're not the only ones who missed Spring!