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.