Let’s start out by saying its scorching hot here in Oregon. And the power company has politely informed me that they have scheduled a power outage for our street tomorrow between 8:30 and 2:30. The whole state of Oregon tends to cram all their fixing of streets, power lines, construction into 3 months in the summer when its not raining. You can’t drive anywhere in this town without meeting flaggers and detours. Oh well, its another opportunity to breathe deeply….you know what I mean….
Lately we’ve been having an issue with the goats: they’ve been breaking out of their pen 4-7 times a day. I think they’re coming out for the interaction as much as the added munchy bonus. The kids and I were sitting on the patio feeding them sliced apples and giving them pets and scratching under their chins on Saturday. I guess we weren’t really helping the situation but they’re so damn friendly that I do wish we could keep them out always….
On the duck front, Quackers seems extremely happy in his new pen equipped with two baby pools and new friends. However, the great duck pimping experiment has gone awry: I’m pretty sure that out of the 4 new ducks I procured for Quacks, only 1 is a girl. Doug constantly reminds me that I’m an idiot…..
I’ve tried to go out to my cottage to work on some things that have been floating around my head but the cottage has been so dang hot when I get home from work that sitting in my chair with my knitting and a gin and tonica (Adam Sandler) sounds way better. I did come up with the cutest bag so maybe I’ll be able to work a little on Thursday morning.
I think I’ll go indulge in my latest favorite dessert: a dollop of tapioca pudding with spoonfuls (lots) of fruit salad and a little squirt of light whip cream on top. Don’t the English have something like that called a Fool? Anyway, its good, cool and not as fattening as most desserts.
Stay cool…(this may be dating me, but isn’t that what lots of people wrote in high school yearbooks back in the 80’s?)