Sunday, July 10, 2011
Santa Claus and A Mudslide
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas and hooking on Santa and his reindeer. Everything around here is beginning to look like toast...burnt, crunchy toast. I've gave up on the flowers and just hoping to keep the trees alive.
Mud would be a welcome sight....so what do you do? Well went to Lowe's and bought some floor paint. Looks like Hershey's syrup but it's called Mudslide.
I actually did finish up painting the room and it looks so much more cozy with a dark floor. Next we will be adding a little room in one corner to move the washer and dryer into and a place to store all the chairs and tables for our gatherings.
Then we need to add the trim and do some insulating in the attic portion. After that we will add in a fireplace area. A little at a time but it's getting there!
With the extreme heat the grasshoppers have invaded. I've just about gave up on the garden.
Well would you look one of the mini pumpkins did make it! Is it too early to start thinking of fall and cool, crisp evenings? It's my absolute favorite time of year.
Big cantelopes are still hanging on.
The sunflowers are thriving in this heat. I do enjoy their beautiful blooms.
The crape myrtles are showing their blooms as well....so see there is beauty bursting through despite this drought.
So look for the small blessings and enjoy what is before you. The simple things in life add up in life and it will rain again once more here on the Oklahoma prairie and when it does I will savor that old familiar smell.