Thursday, July 28, 2022

I'm Puzzled .....

The weather is heating up again as I park on the patio for pleasant communication with nature.  Mostly dogs barking, but there is an occasional rooster or two.  It's 70 degrees this morning and I noticed the smoke in the air is doing a number on my solar production.  That doesn't bode well for my company that just arrived, since her bedroom is the hottest room in the house.

As I came back in, I laughed at my home decorating skills.  Yes, that's a large piece of reflectix held to the window frame with duck tape, my tool of choice.  I'm not usually here this time of year, so I never noticed the heat wave that comes through this window in the afternoon.  Sticking this up has reduced the inside heat by quite a bit, helping the cooling stay cool-er.  It's Cooper approved too!

We went on a quick morning walk, the Mr. and I, so he can mark his territory 29 times.  I don't know how they do it, but now everyone knows he owns this neighborhood.  A nice surprise awaited me.  A new home is being built.  I tried to be friendly and talk to the gentleman who said he was building it himself, but he wasn't interested in talking.  This is literally the last lot in that neighborhood to be occupied.  He was on a ladder fitting tiles on the roof.  I'll probably be dead before he finishes THAT job.

I got home in time to meet Cyndae, who house woes required some girlfriend support.  Trying to close on one house is hassle enough, but selling her rental here and buying another in Tennessee where her daughter will live, has been one problem after the next.  I'm really glad it's not me ... rentals are SUCH trouble makers and buyers are even worse.

We quickly rallied from couch sitting and made a trip to Target ... or Tar-zhay as we say around here.  Surprisingly there was hardly anyone present, but unlike Macys, they actually had racks of the exact same piece of clothing, in multiple sizes.  It was like a REAL clothing store.  

On the way home, we stopped in at Habit Burger to try out their salads.  They look really good in the pictures, but that isn't always the case when you get them home.  THIS however, was a fabulous tasting BBQ chicken salad.  

I can hear you saying BBQ sauce on a salad?????  Yessirree ... and it was DELICIOUS!  They offered up thousand island dressing, but I didn't want to ruin the BBQ flavor.  It was $10 and huge ... enough for two meals.  I would definitely buy this one again!  Cyndae had a Chicken Cobb which she said was also quite tasty.

Here's my latest project I found at Target.  Patsy Richards always has jigsaw puzzles around, so I thought it might be a break from sewing quilts.  I know nothing about buying puzzles and this proves it.  500 pieces really doesn't fit on my coffee table.

This should take me awhile, right?  Most of the pieces are off camera to the left.  I figure if Cyndae and I get it together, I'll just tear it all apart and start over.  We worked on it for three hours and barely got the outside border complete.  This could become a bad habit, but at least I can trade with Patsy next time I see her.

This is a short one today, as I'm off early to ride Mindy again while we work on Mia.  In the meantime, my schedule is now so messed up for the rest of the year that I don't know if I'm coming or going.  More on that tomorrow.  I'm off to horse Heaven.


  1. Now THAT'S a puzzle I might even want to do! Gotta love the Giants, despite that they and most other teams are full of spoiled rich anti-American A$$#*!%$. (Especially Baseball, Football & Basketball)

    1. The truth is I haven't watched a Giants game in almost two years. I gave up on baseball when they started kneeling. I probably would have chosen another puzzle, but it was the one with the most pieces and a good size, since I needed something to keep me busy for at least a couple of weeks! LOL

  2. That salad looks good. Wish I could eat salads. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's blog. I have know what's going on!

    1. Luckily I not only can eat salads, but I LOVE them. Those tomatoes are to die for!!