This weekend was all about relaxation. I finished my 1st of the four library books I checked out on Friday, "The Gift" by Danielle Steel. A quick n' easy read. It had a Christmas theme which kept my mind off of these wretched high temps for a bit.
The pastor came over for dinner tonight. We had pot roast, potatoes/gravy n' carrots, iced tea and my sis made a pineapple upside down cake for dessert. It was delicious.
The wild fires continue to rage on. I took a pic of the hazy mountain range. It's a lit'l blurry because I was being eaten alive by mosquitoes! But you can see how smokey it is and if you were here you could smell it! We need cooler temps and about a month of rain to make the slightest dent in the drought out here. It's so crazy. Back east it's flooding, here it's dry as a bone. Snow cannot make it's arrival soon enough as far as I'm concerned.
I started reading another of my library books. "Fallen Angels" by Tracy Chevalier (Girl With A Pearl Earring) and it immediately began with a couples swap, a.k.a "swinging", in 1901! What the heck? I thought that was an 80's thing! Getting past the swapping and swinging I actually learned something. I don't know how many of you use the phrase "dish water blond" to describe that dirty blond hair color but I've used it my whole life. In this book however the phrase is "DITCH water blond" which makes waaaayyyy more sense to me! Think about it. Ditch water, water lying in ditches is sort of dirty blond but dish water is never that dirty unless you live in a 3rd world country and you're actually washing your dishes in a ditch.
Interesting huh?? And begs the question, how many of you say "dish water blond?" Do any of you say "ditch water blond???"
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