The rake and I

I pulled a muscle along my ribs while raking. That pretty well put an end to my yard work for a couple of days.

Storms getting names?

I don’t know about anyone else, but it seems to me there has been a plethora of named weather lately. And hurricane season doesn’t officially start until tomorrow (June 1).

Did you vote?

I did something on Tuesday. I voted. I’m not asking for a gold star or anything. In fact, it shouldn’t be any more remarkable than saying I got up or ate breakfast.

So it’s summer already

So we’ve gone straight from winter to summer, with barely a couple days of spring. Or so it seems. I believe I drove around with my windows down twice. After that, I had to roll up the windows and turn on the A/C.

Every once in a while

It’s not that I’m lazy. I know a lot of folks would accuse me of that, but it isn’t so. It’s just that I don’t like doing things that require physical effort. Any physical effort. My body was not constructed for physical effort. Well, unless it’s something I enjoy, like singing or eating.

I shoulda thought sooner

So there I stood in the kitchen, facing the enemy. On the counter it waited, brooding and confident. I took a deep breath. I had done this once before, and had hoped I wouldn’t have to face it again.

Let’s ‘fix’ our pets

It’s good to read that folks can get help nowadays to keep their animals, particularly dogs and cats from reproducing. It was not always so. At least, I don’t remember there being grants for spaying and neutering when I was a kid.

The summer doldrums

Alas. I guess I’m not a true sports fan. True sports fans love everything. I tend to pick and choose. And as such, I’m in the summer doldrums.

Holidays and smart houses

In case no one has noticed, we are in the middle of a holiday drought. I’m talking about holidays when almost everyone, or at least most folks, get off from work.