It's been unusually hot here in Edmonton this week - 32C yesterday. I think that translates to somewhere in the 80sF. Not so bad if you have AC but up here very few homes have AC because it's only useful for two weeks of the year. But boy do we have great super-duper furnaces, which run for 9 months of the year!
Mickey and I got together for scrapbooking yesterday and by 2:00 my brain was fried. I couldn't put a picture on a piece of paper to save my life. I did manage to get a couple of layouts done of my granddaughter, Quinn's, first birthday party though.
So Mickey went home and I had a nap. Bad idea. The one-hour sleep revitalized me enough to make sleep impossible until after 2 am. So I sat up doing exciting things like paying bills on-line and searching for apps for my iPad. Blogging at that time of night was out of the question - it would have been even more incoherent and rambling than it is now.
The nail polish on my toes, which I keep nicely painted during the summer because I've been living in sandals, is all chipped and cracked now but I don't care any more because after today it'll be shoes and socks weather and nobody will see my toes anymore. The polish will fade and disappear like the summer.
And speaking of nails, just before we left Arizona I had a manicure - the first since my daughter, Sara's, wedding in 2002. The manicurist said I have 'pretty nails'. They were unusually long for me as I tend to give them a good tooth trimming every day or so and hadn't been doing that for a couple of weeks. So she filed them nicely and put some pretty polish on them. It made me feel pretty and feminine - for a few days - then one chipped and I had to peel the polish off. Then once I started on one, I kept going. The polish is almost all gone now and today I'll finish it off, trim the nails down to a manageable length and get back to normal. It's been hard to type with my longer fingernails anyway so I'm back to being practical.
Enough rambling. I'm going to go downstairs now and do something with my day. It's just past lunch time now and I still haven't had breakfast since I slept in till after nine - unheard of for me.
I'm looking forward to Autumn. The fresh cool crisp air is so invigorating - I love it. After being faded out by the summer heat, there's nothing better than cool fall days. And it's such a beautiful, if short, season here.
|Edmonton - Fall 2010|