Saturday, January 31, 2009

Laying Low!

I am laying low this weekend and keeping cool...............I feel very lucky that I don't have to go out and work in this heat......I don't have to go anywhere ........I have an air conditioned car if I do choose to go out, an air condititoned office for the days I go to work.....and the tennis finals are on TV...... spare a thought for the people who have to work out in this heat like the guys repairing transormers so people can have power restored.....the CFS volunteers on duty to protect life and property in this high fire danger period......and also for those who have had to endure power cuts .................... I think I am pretty well off! so won't be complaining again....well not very much anyway!!
The Prince just made my favourite drink........

..........sugarless lemonade with lime juice........I am sitting at the dining room table with my laptop because the study upstairs is way too hot to spend any time in........and I have one of the several pedestal fans we own positioned quite close to me and whilst the air isn't refrigerated it IS moving so it is quite comfy! We have an old home and don't have a/c because for all but these extreme conditions it stays pretty comfortable...........
I have even done a little housework this morning - this involved ridding the white tiles in the family room of dead and dying flies!!! Sorry ......awful mental picture I know.....but the big windows in the family room attract the flies who get in down chimneys and anyway they can....so they die.....with the help of some good old Mortein.......poor Louie (the fly!).........so I got busy and removed the bodies......! looks much better out there now!!!
Miss Chelsea has been wandering around the house panting and looking for a cool spot....(good luck with that!!) ....the tiles in the laundry are here favourit possy...and the Prince gave her a bath this morning and she looks much more comfortable now.....she usually doesn't like baths but will jump into a river and swim .......especially if there are ducks to chase!! No ducks have ever been harmed in this pursuit however as they can also fly - something a cocker spaniel has yet to master!
Mark has "abandoned ship" and gone to stay with his GF - too hot in his room here! We will see him later in the weekend I presume! I think there is a pool in the equation as well........!!
Stitching..............nothing happening here in that regard.......check out Anne's blog for an excellent wool tutorial.....(and on a day like today that blog header looks sooooooooo good!) I am going to give that block a try later as I am doing the same BOM from Karen ........I am only a few blocks behind...LOL......
So stay cool if you are in a hot area and warm if you have snow and ice......hard to comprehend that some people are freezing and the sun is beating down on others.......the internet has made the world a much smaller place ....I have been emailing Nancy this morning who is hoping for another snow day!! One good thing about this heat is I get a chance to catch up on blogs and also some spending on the internet....ssssshhhhhhhhhh!! Prince...if you are reading this....I am kidding...!!! trust me.......!! Oh and if you are looking for a fabric pack for the Breast of Friends quilt which is featured in the latest Australian Homespun mag....call Lorraine at Hettie's Patch.
'til next time.........................Lorraine

11 comments:

Kris said...

It sounds like you are in for a lovely weekend. And the Prince is busy proving again that he is a Prince among men! (Hence the name I guess!) Have a wonderful time laying low. I'm doing the same. (And being terribly grateful whilst I do!)

Anne said...

Hi Lorraine, I was just coming over here to let you know that I kept my promise to you and did the wool tutorial. I see that you already found it. Thanks for the mention! Your hot weather is as extreme as the cold weather that we had in the States last week. Stay cool if you can.

Maree said...

It's Cooled down up here so I hope it does for you guys down there...it really has been an Awful Summer and being a Winter Girl "I Am Over It Big Time"..Bring it ON.!! Enjoy your Laying Low Weekend...Probably won't hurt after your busy one last weekend...
cheers

Leanne said...

There doesn't seem to be any relief in sight. So stay cool.

Cheryl said...

I am so sorry for your heat Lorraine!! But that cool drink sure does look refreshing. Relax, and put your feet up and have a sip!!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Hi Lorraine - even with it being so dang cold here, I would rather have that then the heat - not a fan of the heat and humidity that we can get here - I'd say somewhere around 75 is perfect for this old girl. Stay cool sister and keep drinking lots of liquids. Your right about the computer making this a very small world - making friends from all over

Cool Hugs - Karen

W. Latane Barton said...

send a little of that heat up this way. We could use it!!

Stina said...

Oh my gosh ...you sure have some WARM days!!! Drink a lot and stay cool :o)

May Kristin said...

It's a good thing it is week-end!
Just take it easy and stay cool!

Sheryl said...

Your drink looks look so refreshing, I had a similar problem with flies and mossies so I bought one of those new mortein Psst type things about $25 in the supermarket, room and it works very well so now I'm off to sweep up a few dead bugs as well

momtofatdogs said...

Heat? I'm in Middle Tennessee and it has not been over 30 degrees all week! this weekend it's supposed to be 60 this weekend! Whoo-Hoo! It will feel like a heat wave.

Sam in Middle TN