Yesterday, we hit 111 degrees. It was sizzlin’. My car has air conditioning settings 1-4 and 2 and 3 no longer work. Normally, 1 is not cool enough and 4 is far too aggressive. Yesterday, however, 4 was barely cutting … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Today’s temperatures in Middle Tennessee were nearly record-breaking. My Jeep’s reading… At 6:35 PM. I don’t even want to think about what the temperature was in the early afternoon. Somehow, I did not melt. Today was my day off so … Continue reading
A Thousand Words
I love this picture because it is so telling. Here’s what it says:
- Scarlett loves shoes, especially platforms.
- Scarlett is too cool for school.
- Scarlett is thinking to herself as Gus comes into the room, “Oh, not him again.”
- Gus looks confused, per usual.
- Gus is startled by me lying on the floor.
- Gus is cute and innocent.
- Scarlett is a punk.
- Gus and Scarlett have a complicated relationship as half-siblings.
- My apartment could use new carpet and touch up work on the trim.
- I have too many pairs of shoes.
- Scarlett is plotting her next move. And that move most likely includes stealing Q-tips from the bathroom closet.
- Gus is hungry and searching for someone to serve him some salmon.
- I find my cats very entertaining.
- I need to get out more.
- My cats are spoilt.
Okay, so that was only 139 words. I could continue, but I think you get the picture.
Y’all come back,
It is HAWT in Nashville. And guess what? It’s supposed to get even hotter over the next few days. I believe I saw 108 on the forecast for Friday. And it’s only June. I’m so looking forward to August. Not. … Continue reading
The Cat’s Out of the Bag
The cat’s out of the bag. Or, rather, into the bag. Scarlett is feeling a little left out on the Sugarlump lately. She’s very sensitive about these things so she decided to do something cute to get my attention and … Continue reading
My kitties have a few beds, one of which is called “the camper” as it has a funny hood that makes it look like a tent. The other day, I walked into my bedroom and spotted the camper suspended at … Continue reading
As extreme weather brews along the Southern and Northern borders of the U.S., I thought I would share some neat-o sky shots that did not accompany any severe weather but caught my attention. I would make a great weather reporter. Not. … Continue reading
One Lovely Blog Award
This has been an exciting week for the Sugarlump! Thank you to LubbyGirl at http://remissionary.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award! I am so honored that you thought of me for this award. Thank you, thank you! … Continue reading
Every week, when I change my sheets, housekeeping appears in the form of a 10 pound fur-ball named Gus. No sooner do I place the stack of sheets on the stripped bed than Gus arrives on the scene to check … Continue reading
Summer Status Report
Seeing as this is the first official day of Summer, I thought this might be a good time to report on the progress of my deck container garden.
I’m going to go ahead and declare the sweet potato experiment a success as the vines have overtaken their planter and look like they’re about to make a move on the peas.
This picture was taken 2 days before the group picture above. As you can see, there has been considerable growth even in that short time. This thing is a mutant.
My peas have yet to take off up the poles, but I am hopeful. I’m wondering if I need to thin these a bit. They’re looking a little bushy and misguided.
The parsley is suffocating the poor rosemary and the cilantro, which has already started to go to seed. Who knows a trick for keeping it from doing this? Every year, I cut it back thinking I am going to outsmart it, but it always gets me.
I believe it’s time to make some pesto.
Happy Summer, y’all!