Monday, July 27, 2009

To Vent or NOT to Vent?

There are times when Family (capital "F") will absolutely get on your last nerve and make you contemplate having to hide a body or two. You want to spew your frustrations at whoever comes into range...rant and rage until even casual acquaintances will cross the street to avoid you.

And you get tempted to blog those feelings too - but should you?

You may have guessed it, yes, I am caught in the tines of that devil's pitchfork. And when it comes down to it, I may even go so far as to draft a snarky post or two and save it.


I then apply the 90 day rule: Would I cringe at strangers reading this 90 days from now? Or worse, the Family in question reading it, Ever? So, I sigh and hit the Delete button.

On the other hand, I'm totally OK with them finding out that I WANTED to post some snarky comments!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It's the middle of Summer...wasn't it Spring just a few days ago?

I just hate it when the voices of the old farts start playing in my head:

"The older you get, the faster time flies by!"


I've been roasting for the last few weeks - it's amazing how many days of 100+ weather we've had...this year has been a total scorcher. I'm watering my potted plants twice a day in some cases, and the allysum just doesn't like the heat and is pouting until October. The virginia creeper is ecstatic...I think it's growing inches by the hour. The morning glories are abundant...

I love lots of green on the balcony - even if I need to have a fan on me to even consider sitting out there. The cats love going out to roast too.