Sunday, July 16, 2006

Living in Pa. but feeling like Hawaii.  Watch what you wish for but actually I love it as long as my air conditioner keeps plugging away.  The heat is stressing it.  I'm waiting for my part to arrive UPS.  Sears said they will come out the next day to fix everything.

Joey and I have been in the pool for two days now.  Love it to death even though it's small.  I took a picture of my pond which is coming around but excuse the weeds.  It was way too hot for weed whacking today.  90's and not a cloud in the sky.

  It is so hard to take digital pictures in the sun.  You just have to aim and hope you get a good shot.  Actually, Joey did tell me afterwards, you can look through the view finder thingie in the sun.  Anyway, I cut part of the pond off.  I live in a rural area but our neighbors are close on either side.  The great thing is the 1/2 acre in the back.  Luckily, I have super neighbors on both sides.  The newest ones are 20.  They graduated with Megan and are getting married in August.  Their parents helped them get the house.  They are gutting it and working super hard.  Really nice kids.

Back to the pond, all my pond ornaments bit the dust.  I started out when I moved with an aquatic theme.  Then I switched to gnomes (LOL...Shelly, Roxymama "loves" gnomes.)  I think I'm leaving it plain with just my hummingbird wind chimes.  I have my eye on a statue of two children in a radio flyer wagon at Wally World that is being lowered in price daily.  I'm going to stick that in my garden by the pond.

Megan just got home from work so I gotta run.  She wants to go online.  Poor thing missed the beautiful sun today.  Hope she gets some pool time this week.

Dinner is thick boneless pork chops that I grilled, steamed cauliflower, and home fried potatoes.  Sheesh...I'm hungry.


                   CHRIS  (Thanks, LJ, for this graphic and Delia for the first one.)


memes121 said...

Hello friend. I would like to invite everyone to a project we are working on in our journal called The Healing Garden. All are welcome! Tammy-

sugarsweet056 said...

TY for sharing pic of pond! Looks so cool & relaxing in this 100+ temps we're having.
Have a great upcoming week.
hugs, Sug

jeadie05 said...

Aloha ...we are in Hawaii too here in the UK ,they are forecasting 35c by mid week ,the thing is we dont have AC in our homes ,well not unless we're rich and posh ,I love your pond ,hope you manage to get the pond ornament ,stay in the pool and keep cool .........Jan xx

queeniemart said...

Its 97 in Springfield today....unreal. I am in the AC and not leaving. Hate this weather. LOVE LOVE the pic of the pond....someday i want a deck and a pond. I would be living in your pool today too. A friend of mine makes a cauliflower and cheddar cheese bake that she loves except all she does is fart for days after eating it.
Enjoy your weekend.

bmorrrick said...

Hi Chris,

Hope you're feeling better.  I love your little pond, it's so pretty!!  I've seen the statue you're talking about of the two children and I agree with you, it will look adorable there!  Hope you're having a good weekend.

Take Care,

lv2trnscrb said...

dinner sounds delicious; I'm heading to your house, although I'm sure it is all eaten by now :)

isn't air conditioning wonderful??

I liked the picture of the pond; I think keeping it simple with the hummingbird wind chimes is a great idea.


princesssaurora said...

The pond is beautiful!!!!

Thank you for sharing...hope you are feeling better now!!

be well,

tpiez4me said...

You just tell Delia that your friend SHARON must have one of these Aloha taggies.....LOL...I so need to be chilling near some palm trees.  Glad to hear Megan is getting back to reality!  Love the pond, and would like to have my own, but those lovely mosquitos would love it more!

xomywayox said...

Wooo I love the pond. How is the up keep? I've wanted one but I have no idea the cost & keep.

Weather in Fla is clear & hot. I don't know how hot it is but it is freaken HOT!


pennietoonz said...

Hey, that pond is so cute! And I know the statue you`re talking about at Wally World. lol It would look great there!
Dinner sounds yummy. :)
How weird that Megan had to come back to PA to get some sun, huh?
Love and hugs,

jckfrstross said...

have a good evening dinner sounds yummy:)


kdcutie26 said...

I happy that you finally got your time in the sun.  It was 100 on Saturday here in Minnesota.  It set records. Unbearable and miserable.  Love ya, KJ

dwhee70041 said...

Chris, 102 here today, can I come over and enjoy the pool too

am4039 said...

well  your pond does look great though. Nice pictures. How nice you have such nice nieghbors. That's always a good thing.  I hope you enjoyed your dinner. Yum.

ally123130585918 said...

Love the picture of your pond it looks so cool and relaxing ~ so glad that you have lovely neighbours ~ that makes life so much nicer ~ Dinner sounds delicious made me feel hungry ~ Ally

oxobagladyoxo said...

I am glad to see that Megan made it home just fine. Hope ya have a great day hun!


chat2missie said...

I love your pond!

lanurseprn said...

Your pond looks great!  I wanna see the new ornament of the wagon when you get it.
Have a good night.

xxroxymamaxx said...

Too funny about the garden gnomes. lol  We joke all the time around here about wanting to be one when we grow up and that's what we are all going to be for Halloween. lmao!  I'm so happy that you are enjoying the time with the kids and the pool.  The pond looks fantastic and I know it's very hard work keeping that up.  Great job!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

shayshaydc said...

Nice looking pond Chris!!!!