Thursday, August 25, 2016

Monsoon season

The monsoon season brings something we rarely see in Arizona - clouds. And chances for colorful sky photos.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Why Bella comes home so wet from day care

But she enjoys herself so much and has such a good time playing with her friends, it's worth it.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, Monday

The Mommas and the Poppas had a song about Monday. Their Monday didn't turn out so well and I have apprehension about mine if the first few hours are any indication.
I woke up suddenly this Monday morning and had a feeling I was already behind the eight ball. I was right. I had overslept. It was 7:27 and Bella was due at daycare at 8:00!!!!!
Somehow I managed to shoot out of bed with my head only partially cleared. Brushed teeth, got dressed, took Bella out for potty, fed the cats, fed Bella.
Packed her up in the car and away we went.

We actually made it there on time.
Nothing bad would have happened if she had been late but sometimes her play group goes out first at 8 so I didn't want her to miss any of that.
Dropped her off and headed home, all the while congratulating myself on how well I had done.
Went into the kitchen and headed to the coffee pot to make that oh-so-needed first cup of coffee.
Popped a pod into the Keurig, pressed the start button, and turned my back.
Headed over to the sink and started washing dishes.

And that's when I heard it.
I did NOT put a mug under the spigot!

I was this close...............

Monday, August 1, 2016


I think I would rather have a rattlesnake in my house than a scorpion. Thank goodness for the cats. They are immune to their venom and they are very good at hunting them down. Chaz and Sean alerted me to one the other night and I was able to suck it up with the vacuum cleaner and get it out of the house. It had wedged itself between this bookccase and the hearth.
And no, I did not stop to take a picture before I got rid of the scorpion. This is a picture of Sean still looking for the scorpion after I removed it.
I said he was a good hunter but I didn't say he was smart. :)