Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Little of This and a Whole Lot of Nothing

Today is another hot and humid day. Like everyone else in the country we are having record breaking temps and heat indexes. This morning it was already 80F by 7:30 and its suppose to be 102F with heat index of 112. Friday and Saturday our heat index will be 117f!!!. I am past looking for fall and on to dreaming of winter. Nice cold, snowy, ice stormy winter.... the colder the better. I know I need to be careful what I wish for but I can so do cold weather much, much, better than heat and humidity.

My days have been full caring for animals and making sure they are as cool as possible. Making sure grandson H doesn't get into too much mischief. He plays outside early morning while we feed and then again in late evening. It is just too hot for him to be outside during the day. Inside games, stories, playing with his cars, and watching cartoons seems to keep him happy. I am also trying to plan a cookout/pig roast for William's birthday the 30th. Hopefully the heatwave will break by then. He has never had a birthday party so thought it might be fun to have friends and family over for a farm themed party since Farmer Bill is turning 62.
I also had an idea about flooding the mailbox with birthday wishes for him. If anyone would like to send a birthday card  the address is:
William Lineberry
584 Stoney Point Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304
He will be very surprised when he checks the mail each day. He is excited about the cookout and helping get things cleaned up around the homestead. Lots to do if only it wasn't so hot I could spend more time outside getting ready.

My daughter Melody is having a lot of stress in her life right now. Please keep her in your prayers. So many things she is having to deal with or eliminate that its a bit overwhelming for her. Megan is alone for a week. Her two have gone to Florida to visit grandparents and go fishing. Maggie is doing great and staying busy with work and getting the girls eye exams and clothes before school starts.
My friend Perri had a very near death experience but has such a wonderful outlook on the whole experience. Her faith gives me so much strength. She is truly one that counts each and every blessing! Give her a visit, read her story, and leave a comment. I bet you will be counting your blessings too.

12 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Peggy, It's great to hear from you. I have been concerned for your animals in this horrible heat...

I will send William a card. I'm sure he'll love having a party for his 62nd. (I turn 69 in August. Yipes)

I checked our Perri's blog.. WOW--she did have a near death experience for sure... SCARY....

Take care and try to stay COOL. I will pray for Melody.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

We are suffering from the heat here in the Great White North. With the humidity factored in it feel like 40C. There have been record temperatures. It is a good day to sit in the river up to one's neck.

Happy Birthday to Bill. How nice to have a party. Perhaps, some day someone will throw one for me.:)

Granny said...

I feel for you dealing with all the animals in this heat wave. Did you find out anything more about the animals you were keeping for the man? The extra animals make more work for you.

I don't know who opened the door to hell but I wish they'd shut it. I'm like you, I'm over summer and ready for winter.

Denise said...

I am trying not to complain about the heat and humidity that we are having.....you have it so much worse than we do here in Maine. Right now we are in the middle of nasty hot humid stuff, I thought of you last night when I was carring the containier with young chicks inside for the night, LOL, never thought I would have chickens sleeping in the house!

Happy Birthday to Farmer Bill!

Blessings,
Denise

Gina said...

Hello Peggy.

Very nice to meet you. I found you through Emily's blog and I am so glad that I did. I look forward to reading more.

If you have a moment, please do stop by to visit. I just started blogging on Blogger (I crashed my last blog somehow) and I am hosting a Cottage Giveaway. I would love to have you join me.

Mike said...

Let us know when you figure out a date for the pig-pickin'. I'm sure Susan would gladly take of early from work for that. ;)

carolina nana said...

Whew! It's hot here in the mountains of NC too. Sounds like you are enjoying your g-son.
There's nothing like having grandchildren around the farm.
Blessings and try to stay cool.

Sarah said...

I'll try to get a card to Bill for his birthday. We're feeling the heat here as well. I'm so ready for a break in the temp! Kier can't go outside since she can't regulate her body temp so her last 2 days of VBS had to be cancelled. Poor kiddo is bored bored bored! Sending prayers for your oldest & wishes for cooler weather all the way around!

Sarah

Mike said...

Peg, this is the url for the 'wonder pill'. This particular item is for dogs from 2 - 25 lbs and cats, too. As stated on my blog they are currently unavailable. I do hope they aren't discontinuing.

http://www.amazon.com/Flea-Killer-Capsules-Small-Dogs/dp/B003YCUDVW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1296000149&sr=8-1

Mike said...

I googled the active ingredient and found this seller, too. Two less pills but still a great price.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0057XGZEU/ref=asc_df_B0057XGZEU1637772?ie=UTF8&condition=new&tag=dealtmp1-20&creative=395165&creativeASIN=B0057XGZEU&linkCode=asm

Mildred said...

Hi Peggy, So very nice to hear from you. I will be praying for you and your family. You have always been a special blog friend that I keep close in my heart! The cookout for William's birthday sounds like so much fun. Please take lots of pics to share with us. God bless you and your animals this Sunday.

Rachel said...

It has been hot and humid here as well. I know it will be gone before long and replaced with the cold stuff, so I hate to complain!

Sounds like the BD party will be fun! Hope the day is cooler for it!