i haven't been around much but i gather most of the regulars around here haven't. it's summertime- that time of year when folks sweat their asses off and pretend to like it because they are supposed to. it is also a time to 'vacation' whatever that means and a time for family togetherness as the kids are out of school. i chuckle because families bitch a blue streak whenever school districts talk about cutting the outdated amount of time off and hauling the kids in to learn, learn, learn! but then they bitch a blue streak because the kids are bored stiff and they don't want to deal with them. we don't farm anymore folks- you don't need to have the kids off of school for 2 months. trust me.
as you can probably gather, i am not a summertime person. i prefer autumn out of any season but i do enjoy late spring/early summer when everything turns green and the mud is gone. january and august are my two least favorite months out of the 12 because they seem to stretch on forever. even in my youth- i never really liked summer. i don't like hot weather and i hate to sweat because of humidity. really. it's bad enough that it's hot but when it's coolish and i sweat because there's 110% humidity- ooh, it makes me curse!
anyhoo, with all of the rain and whatnot- keeping up with the yardwork has been a bitch. i am fairly irritated that my garden has not done well with the rain and whatnot- and, while i am not alone, it bugs the crap out of me that i have to continue to eat the bullshit that passes for food in this country. i have a lead on poultry and lamb- and i hope to talk him into raising a pig or two for next year. once i can get a rhythm down there- no more bullshit packaged in styrofoam masquerading as meat. i actually am thinking of turning vegetarian anyway- hubby is the carnivore.
yep. i am crabbing it up in august. i am torn between wishing it away and not wanting to wish my life away. don't even get me started about these damned 'townhall meetings'.......