Fall is coming! Fall is coming! August 31, 2009Posted by texasheartland in fall, Feelings, fun, life, random, Seasons, summer, thoughts, winter.
Tags: fall, Feelings, fun, life, random, Seaons, summer, thoughts, winter
Sometime last week (I think it was Thursday), a “cool” front came through Central Texas. While it isn’t exactly “cool” by any means, except a night, it certainly has made it less hot! We have taken a break from those continuous triple digit highs and are now in the lower to mid 90’s. While most people tend to think that it is still hot while in the 90’s, it is like a sigh of relief for us Texans. After 60+ days with temperatures over 100*, 90’s are a pretty exciting thing!
Last night, around 7 pm, we took Zeus outside to play in his pool. As I stepped outside, it felt like Spring! It wasn’t humid or muggy. It wasn’t unbearably hot. It was so nice and had a little cool breeze blowing through! I didn’t want to go inside. But since Zeus got too excited and wanted to bite, we had to bring him inside. Another exciting factor is that somewhere in Indiana yesterday at like 1PM, they were at 64*! And leaves are starting to fall in other parts of the country. Yippie!
That means Fall is coming sooner (since we had such an early Summer) and that gets me excited! Goodbye flip flops, hello hoodies! While I could live in flip flops, I patiently wait for the day I can get rid of shorts and wear pants, sweaters, and my lovable hoodie. I love the feel of a chilly Fall as it sends a chill up and down my spine. I love the cool wind blowing my long black hair across my face, making my face cool. I love seeing all the trees change color. I love seeing all the little woodland (okay, city woodland) creatures come out and gather their food for the winter. And early Fall also means one thing- an early Winter! That would mean that by the time our birthday rolls around in December, it should be frigid- just like when I was younger!
I cannot tell you how excited I am that Fall is finally coming! Summer was too hot. We had little to no rain. We couldn’t take Zeus out very often (except in the evening) because of the heat so he had a lot of pent up energy in the house. All the cats did was sleep. Maybe now we can take Zeus out a couple of times a day and the cats will start running around like they used to. Yippie! Fall is coming! Fall is coming!
“V” Shape July 26, 2009Posted by texasheartland in Animals, Autumn, dogs, fall, Feelings, life, random, Seasons, Texas, thoughts.
Tags: Animals, Autumn, Birds, fall, Feelings, life, Pets, Seasons, Texas, thoughts, Weather
It’s been a few days since Zeus has been outside due to the fact that Mom and and I haven’t been feeling our best the past few days. We both suffer from ulcers (which is normal for some who have had their gallbladders removed), and on top of that, I was having issues with my sinuses. Of course, for us sinus sufferers, this isn’t something new. Summer always brings out the worst of allergens and I am always sniffling or stocking up on tissue. I hate Summer. LOL Have I mentioned that before?
So last night, Manders and I decided to take Zeus out to play in his kiddie pool we had bought for him. As he splashed around, getting us wet, I looked up at the sky and saw birds flying in a “V” formation. A chill ran down my spine. Seeing that, for me, means cooler weather will soon be here. It has also been getting darker sooner. That’s another great sign! Texas has had such a brutal Summer that any sign of cooler weather just sends our hears aflutter. Most Texans enjoy the Summer, though I’m sure they changed their minds this time as temperatures easily hit 108* by the time it’s 3PM. As I look to see what the temperatures are for the rest of the week, I can’t help but smile. It seems as if the triple digit heat will leave us alone atleast until Friday.
I love Texas in the Fall. It’s absolutely gorgeous. As the setting Sun hits the oak tree in the back in November, its as if the tree were on fire. Seeing the kitten that lives outside play as the leaves fall around him, not sure which leaf to play with since there are so many. Watching a squirrel forage for food before Winter arrives as he brushes past huge bundles of fallen leaves. Watching the trees change from Summer green to burnt orange right before your very eyes.
Texas is beautiful in the Fall. I love Texas.
How Ironic… June 9, 2009Posted by texasheartland in family, Feelings, funny, life, random, thoughts, Uncategorized.
Tags: fall, family, funny, life, random, summer, TCBY, thoughts, winter
As Mom, Manders, Dad, and I were leaving this place we had gone after we picked up Dad from work, I noticed that the truck was getting warmer. True that it was 95 out and our vehicle seems to attract heat like a moth to a bug zapper. So I said that when I get too hot in the dog days of Summer, I think of sweaters of the Fall, snow of the Winter, and turkey on Thanksgiving. While the thought of turkey doesn’t naturally bring the idea of “cold”, Thanksgiving can be nicely cool here. Just the idea of putting on a turtleneck (yes, I own one) and going over to my Grandmother’s house while it is 45* outside just makes me wish Fall would come sooner. Naturally, this sparked conversation between everyone.
Twin had replied with something to the effect of buying a bag of ice and just laying on it. But ice in Texas just doesn’t last very long. Then Dad started saying something about ice and the cooling effect just as I turned my head to look out Mom’s driver side window. What I noticed seemed ironic but yet, creepy. Just as he finished saying what he was saying, a truck drove by that had a TCBY sign in the back. I let out this huge grin and said “That’ll work!”. Of course, we weren’t going to get any ice cream because we had ice cream here at home and we had planned on getting pizza for dinner. But the thought that we were thinking of “cooling” ideas.
While I don’t plan on venturing outside after 12pm tomorrow due to the fact that we are to have 100 degree weather with heat indexes well over triple digits, the thought of that TCBY sign going by just as Dad was talking about ice (or was it ice cream?) still makes me giggle. It’s not every day that something like this happens. Nope, surely isn’t.
Summertime… May 27, 2009Posted by texasheartland in fall, family, Feelings, life, random, rant, Siblings, sisters, summer, thoughts, twins.
Tags: August, fall, family, Feelings, fun, hot, july 4th, June, rant, summer, Summertime, temperature, Texas, vent, water
Call me crazy, but I think I am one of those Texans that absolutely hates the Summertime.
Yes, I am not a fan of Summer. When a Texas Summer can reach over 100* every day, all you want to do is sleep in a tub full of ice. It’s too hot to do much of anything outside without being drenched in sweat. Even Zeus and that kitties complain that it’s too hot. I guess if I had fur, I would too.
Then again, I do look forward to a few things every time Summer tolls around. I love the 4th of July fireworks. They’re so beautiful against the Texas sky on a hot Summer night. I also enjoy getting into water fights against Manders with the water hose. EVERY Summer, we have water fights and have been doing so since we were little. It’s a great way to cool off and it’s super fun! We end up getting soaking wet but it’s a small price to pay for family fun!
Other than that, I prefer to stay somewhere there is an air conditioner. If I have to go out, I always have shorts, flip flops, and sunglasses on. I live for the day I can wear flip flops once again. I would wear them 365 days out of the year if I could. I know it’s not exactly stylish but when the temperature reaches 110* in August, you can’t exactly go out in public in your skivvies.
I am counting the day until I can put away the shorts (keeping the flip flops) and put on a sweater. I live for the Fall Season and even though it’s not even June yet, I cannot wait until the first cool front comes through to make my body send chills down my spine and my nose tingle with the scent of Fall. Maybe that’s something to look forward to.
Banter September 25, 2008Posted by texasheartland in Christmas, dating, family, life, love, random, rant, relationships, thoughts, vent.
Tags: Christmas, dating, fall, family, life, love, October, quitting smoking, relationships, smoking
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Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve had a true, about-my-life post. Miss me? First off, I’d like to say that I cannot believe it’s almost October! In 6 more days, it will officially be October 1st. This year just flew by! I’ve spent a lot of time lately “Christmas shopping”, though technically I haven’t bought anything yet. Just getting ideas for birthdays (“E”s birthday is 2 weeks before mine) as well as Christmas.
Speaking of “E”, me and him are still going strong. We still see each other every day, even though a week ago we weren’t able to because I had the flu (hey that rhymed!). That was hard for us. Though I must say that he is doing a lot of extra walking because of the economy. But he said he didn’t want us to waste gas going back and forth. Even though mom has tried to make him see that she doesn’t mind, he doesn’t want us to come get him. Good thinking baby!
I have been told I had to quit smoking. Not by a doctor. Not by “E” or even myself. But by Mom. She said she wants to save money. While I can understand wanting to save money, going cold turkey is only going to make me want them more. I am so going to hate the withdrawals. This will be ONE of the hardest things I will have to do (more harder things in life, of course). Damnit, I could use a ciggarette. Just 1 more… I promise. As long as I didn’t have to share it.
Well, atleast the weather is getting cooler… somewhat. We still have days where we’re in the high 80’s but the nights feel soooooo good! Now if only the days would follow.
Guess I’ll find something to eat… maybe drink… maybe both. Since I can’t have any ciggarettes.