Spendiferic weather. Temps in the mid 60's to low 70's. Not a cloud in the sky. Humidity hovering around 40%. Woke up this morning and almost thought I was back in SoCal. We ain't used to this kind of weather. It's been hot & humid down here since April and this weather is almost obscene. Trying to spend as much time outdoors before it changes. The old expression we have around here is: "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute. It will change."
Work's been kicking my butt. Projects, reports, deadlines and fire drills. I am almost caught up from my road trip to California three weeks ago. I would complain, but I really hate whiners and, besides, I'm grateful to have a job given today's economy. My nephew has not landed a job yet, but he is looking hard and hopes to land something soon. Our next door neighbors at work, NASA, is starting to shut down programs now since they are on the last of the shuttle flights. One NASA contractor in the area has just laid off about 1/3 of its work force on Friday with more to come by the end of the year. Time's are tough all over.
Tried to get out side over the weekend. Yard has stopped growing. Not sure if it is cooler temps or the lack of rain, but it doesn't really need to be mowed this weekend. Got to spend 1/2 day out in Katy yesterday participating in their annual Rice Harvest Festival. Our dog group (GBGRR) participates in the parade every year as one of the volunteer entries and we walk the streets with a pack of wild goldens looking for someone to lick or pet. The dogs are typically a hit with all of the spectators and this year was no exception. Always thinking ahead, we hand out bags with our card/website information, plus a treat for humans & dogs. I took both Chaos & Pandemonium (Claire & Grayson) and the dogs had a blast and were well behaved. No gutter incidents this year. They did so well that I even took them to the local dog park in Katy as a treat. I've taken on a mission to hit all of the dog parks in the area just to see which one is better and the one in Katy top notch. Lots of grass/trees/shade/benches. One of the better ones we've been to.