It's hot. Searingly, excruciatingly hot. I don't know any other way to put it. We have the added humidity which makes it really unbearable outside. We've been breaking all high temps this week. It was 116 the other day, supposed to be 115 today. The other night it was 103 at 10:00 pm with rain sprinkles.........ugggg.
Fun with the grandkids this week:
Her birthday was Monday so Grandma took her for a mani/pedi. Can you tell she was excited? And of course sparkle polish was the bomb!!
These guys came for a swim the night before school started and they wanted to play "Olympics." So Auntie Alyssa got out her old swim caps and they posed for the photo. Hmmm....future Olympians?
Speaking of school, it started here yesterday. It has been so strange not to be involved in the back-to-school frenzy and that first day of school rush. I honestly don't think I miss it much.
Still a Work in Progress. And it doesn't look exactly like this right now. I'm switching up the blocks. I have to leave it and come back. Good thing I don't have toddlers anymore.
I just finished my second full week at the gym. I can't believe how much better I feel. Sure, I'm sore but I have been in pain almost all the time for a loooooongggg time. I don't know if it is arthritis or what, but I finally just got sick and tired of hurting all the time. I know this is a re-run of last week, but the Olympic athletes have really inspired me and the fact that my back pain is almost completely gone has made me have a huge desire to get up and go work out. I just hope this lasts. I like the feeling of working hard and sweating-sheesh-after I complained about how hot it is here---but the mental and physical benefits of just this short amount of time have really amazed me.
My little stash of apricot jam. I had received a gift of a jar of homemade apricot jam a month or so ago and it disappeared after only about a week! I LOVE apricot jam. Believe it or not, I have never made cooked jam. I've always done the freezer jam and called it good. I messed up on the first batch and it is more like apricot syrup, but it still tastes yummy and will be great on pancakes or crepes. *note to self-making COOKED jam is different than making FREEZER jam......