Too damn hot!!!! UGH!
Honestly, I think the humidity is near 150%... it is just so disgusting.
I was up at 10 am this morning, barely had time to squeeze in two cups of coffee before getting Pumpkin to her piano lesson!
Phew... it was tough, but I did it! (drink the coffee that is... lol)
Then, to the bank. I have discovered a secret. At 11:05 am the bank is curiously EMPTY! Too bad all the seniors seem to come out and play during lunch time with all the workers, or after work with all the workers!
What is up with that?? Do us all a favor... if you are retired, and up at the crack of dawn, like we know you are - GO TO THE BANK ON OFF HOURS.
I guess this heat has me a bit cranky today! LOL
After the bank, I went to the market and got some green seedless grapes, red seedless grapes, apples, a bowl of pre-cut mixed fruit salad and lemons.
Yes, I know I could cut up my own honeydew, cantaloupe, kiwi, pineapple and strawberries for a fraction of the cost, BUT it is easier on my hands this way. And quicker.
Next, to the gas station for a teensy bit of gas so I could make it to lunch and Borders.
Fuzzy helped me on all my errands and was wonderful company today! And, he was good muscle too, carrying all the groceries, AND he did it with a smile.
We ran home grabbed Hammer and ran back to pick up Pumpkin at her piano lesson. Her teacher, Mrs. G, told me she is memorizing her new Bach piece very quickly and that her recital pieces sounds phenomenal. Yay! The recital is tomorrow.
The kids and I at at Burger King, chicken for them, cheeseburger for me. Free refills with loads of ice, then off we went!
Borders! Ahhh... the smell of knowledge! As usual there were many new books out by my favorite authors, and only so much money to go around! I got one book for myself, 'All Together Dead' by Charlaine Harris, a supernatural mystery.
Fuzzy got Star Wars Miniatures for his collection and role playing game, and a sci-fi war hero saves the world type book called 'Command and Conquer'.
Hammer read a Bionicle book while there and got one to go. Also, I found 'A Crack in the Edge of the World' by Simon Winchester about the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, in the hard-cover bargain bin for $3, and we had almost ordered it last time we were there for $14 in soft-cover! Talk about getting a lucky buy!
On the homeschooling front, I got a discounted copy of 'The Handy Biology Answer Book'. I have others from the series, and never saw this one before, and was happy to add it to our home resources. The series are titled like this 'The Handy _____ Answer Book'(s) and I highly recommend them. We have physics, geology, science, physics, history and weather, just to name a few! I often see them in Barnes & Noble and Borders in the clearance section for about $5!
Pumpkin got two chapter books, 'Joey Loses Control' and 'The Last Holiday Concert'. Also, a gem of a find in the bargain section, a book of 83 best loved piano classics. Some are within her grasp, and some she will have to work toward, but she was thrilled with the choices from the masters (so was I), and at $5, how could I not get it?
After we paid for our treasures, we hopped into the thousand degree truck, but we were armed and ready! Our drinks from BK were still cool! The ice had mostly melted, but they were still refreshing for all of us!
As soon as we got home, my dad took the boys to the barber for haircuts!
And, now the shaved rugrats have returned... more later!