Friday, August 10, 2012

Baked, Fried and Toasted in Southern California

It is too *#@* hot for this gal. I mean anything over 100 degrees is just ridiculous and we are baking here with tomorrow going to be the hottest day. Well, I am done. Ready for fall. We of course take our time getting there around here but if it would just get down to the 90s I would be thrilled. While filling a prescription, I picked up a couple of mags to get me through this heat wave. I mean you can only be inside. Autumn Cottage, oh my dear, is a delight for the eyes. I just loved this garden shot. I will have to be creative with the patio this year as I think my chickens would think this was a salad put out for them. Some pots they leave alone and others they eat down to the nub.


I am excited about the Natural Home and Garden magazine. I hear it is a good one. Has a good article on outsmarting the grocery store with a sustainable grocery guide. Okay my interest is peaked. I will report what I learn.


I usually drink a lot of water but even I have been thirsty. I am working on this glass right now trying to keep my water intake up.


I have come inside with Q. We are the only two home as my poor sweetie is working very long hours with all this heat. When the weather is bad, he is always gone. If he doesn't keep the lights on, folks can't run their A/C. I just feel awful for him in this hot weather out working about 16-20 hours at a time. He is just so exhausted and still trying to get over that horrible cold he has had forever. I fear he has bronchitis so I called our doctor who phoned in a script for him. He really needs to be home but they are very short handed right now with this heat wave.


One bright side come hell or high water, we will be here this weekend. Just hubby and I celebrating our anniversary. We have not been away just the two of us in about five years. It is TIME!! We always have a child or children with us when we travel but this weekend is for us.


The beach is calling us. I'll be here Saturday reading my magazines.


Linking to:
Fantabulous Friday

26 comments:

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Please keep your high temps on that side of the U.S. We are finally getting the much needed relief and with rain which is tremendously needed. It started raining during the night, night before last and hasn't stopped yet. Our farmer's are doing the Happy Dance right now....as are we. I must say our temp an hour ago was 58 degrees and I am loving it! I do hope you have a Wonderful weekend though with your Sweetie! Enjoy!

Lois' Laughlines said...

yes it has been HOT. Love the reading material...Enjoy your weekend away. A perfect time to go to the beach.
blessings to you.

Bonnie said...

The Cottage publications have become one of my favorites. I picked it up for the same reason...a respite from the summer's heat. I actually posted on it this past weekend. Great minds think alike:) Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy you magazines. Bonnie

Val said...

I hope you have a wonderful get-away.

Kris said...

I will have to look for those magazines! I am not really buying them often these days, what with pinterest and all. I do love them though!
You and hubby have a wonderful getaway this weekend! Enjoy the cooler weather at the beach, and Happy Anniversary!!!!
XO Kris

It's All Connected said...

I can't even imagine functioning in that heat! We have rain and cooler temps, here, just in time for pickling. Kudos to your hubby for making sure others don't have to suffer in the heat! He's an unsung hero. ~ Maureen

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D I hope you and Mr. Sunny have a great time at the beach!!! I have not been on a trip with (just) my husband since 1998. :/

Enjoy your magazines! The Vintage Style one reminds me of you with the pretty reds and yellows on the cover.

We have been having these crazy severe storms, and tonight and through the weekend our lows will be in the low sixties! YAY!!!

xo,
RJ

iSavortheWeekend said...

I too am so ready for this Summer heat to go away. Weatherman predicted "unseasonably cold front" coming our way and I was thrilled to hear those words. We had our share of temps in the 100's with 100% humidity!! {{{Horrible}}} Not what this West Texas gal grew up with. I don't mind the 100 degree temps as long as it's dry heat and not humid. Is it also humid where you live? That pool and beach look divine! Have fun!! :)

NanaDiana said...

Enjoy your time away. We went from 90's here- today we have a high of 65º. Crazy Weather-xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Forgot to say have a wonderful time away with your hubby- hope he is feeling better by then- xo Diana

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Enjoy your anniversary get away! :) Hope he's feeling much better!

Blessings,
Tammy

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary and I truly hope you have a very restful and restorative (and romantic) time away with your sweetie.
Yes, I agree, anything over 100 deg is ridiculously hot! We're in the 80's this week, and it's so lovely!
Hugs, Cindy

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby...enjoy your beach get away!! This heat is wearing me down...I'm ready for it to be over!!! Have a great weekend!!

Annette T. said...

I checked the temp around noon and the thermometer on the tack shed showed 108. I feel the AC straining too. Think I'll go to Ventura Fair tomorrow to the rodeo. It's right on the beach and much cooler! Enjoy your weekend. It sounds delightful.

Sweet Tea said...

Your weekend plans sound wonderful (and needed). Enjoy!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

It has definitely cooled off here in No Minnesota!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I know what you mean about the heat! Had to go out back to school shopping today and it was sweltering! I'm dreaming of 99º!

Happy, happy anniversary! I hope you have a marvelous time with no kids!

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I have been eyeing that Cottage magazine for a couple of weeks now. I think this week it comes home with me for sure. Happy Anniversary and enjoy the beach it's supposed to be in the high 70's which sounds like heaven right now! Wednesday is good for me. I will check with Shelly and maybe if we meet half way Kris can join us after she takes Noah to school?

~Sara said...

We are roasting up here in Northern Cali as well. 109 here tomorrow. I say anything over 100 doesn't matter, you just can't stand it. Wishing you the happiest weekend with hubby!!Happy "reading". Blessings~Sara

Farm Road Ramblings said...

I feel for your husband Elaine; mine does refrigeration/ac here in Las Vegas and it's been HOT! We're hoping to get away this weekend too, but we won't be alone. Have a great time!

lizy b said...

Why is it that every year, as soon as I start hearing that kids in other states are going back to school, our August heat wave hits! Ugh! Happy Anniversary to you and you husband! Enjoy your vacation!

Chenille Cottage said...

happy Anniversary! have a wonderful time together.
Blessings,
Carolynn :)

Ruby and Arthur said...

Hope you have a wonderful getaway. My hubby and I will be going for a weekend in October. We all need that time away! Jean

Hibiscus House said...

Happy Anniversary, I hope the two of you have the time of your lives.
Dolly

Cozy Little House said...

Those magazines look terrific! I wish I could get out and see what mags are on the stands! You two enjoy yourselves.
Brenda

bj said...

I love mags....used to buy a lot before blogging...now, I get all my inspiration right here in Blogland. I picked up a favorite magazine at the groc store the other day and it was $9.95...I dropped it so fast. whew...

Have fun at the beach..see ya in a bit for Sunday.

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