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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday, Not Monday

Hot and noisy Fourth around here. Kids setting off firecrackers all day. It is bad for us because our little Gwennie dog is frightened of these sounds. Then last night three or four nearby neighbors went all out with lots of fireworks, so much booming, banging and popping. In New York state, fireworks are illegal. Oh well.

We did enjoy a delicious barbecued meal. My husband did a wonderful job grilling sirloin steak and corn on the cob. I actually was able to make salads for us with my homegrown lettuce and three, count them, 3 cherry tomatoes. There are more little tomatoes setting up, but only 3 were ripe. So delicious. I did get a late start with my planting this year.

The Full Moon was awesome this month. Called the Thunder Moon, this huge glowing orb hung over the house and shone down with amazing light. A summer moon does not have that sterile-like cold glow that happens during winter months. Gazing at this moon caused an almost hypnotic state for me. Symbol of the Goddess, the Full Moon is a great Light to work magick by.

It is Thursday today, but feels like Monday. My husband took a couple of days off before the Fourth, so I am really screwed up, schedule wise. No matter, it has been too hot to do much of anything really.

Gotta go water the plants. How are you surviving the heat?


mrsduncanmahogany said...

We here in the middle of the prairies are wilting with the heat.

And might I add, wasn't the Moon just glorious the night before last?!? I took the binoculars out, sat on our deck and just stared at Her in Her glory. Appropriately enough yesterday morning we awoke to thunder and a small storm. She brought her magick out in full didn't She!

mxtodis123 said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Mmm!!! Sirloin steaks on the grill.
Isn't it great to be able to prepare foods from your garden. I so miss being able to do that. I remember coming home from work every day, picking veggies, and then making a fresh juice. I grew everything--kale, spinach, all kinds of lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, cukes, ets. That was my favorite home and I was sorry when it was sold.

Anonymous said...

Thankfully I live in an area where fireworks are forbidden too and people follows that law here :-) The cattle would go crazy if they had it here.
But it sounds as if You have a very nice 4th of July :-)

Have a great day!

Mina said...

I could really do without the fireworks myself. I think they are pretty but the noise and danger of fires seems to cancel all of that out for me.

Isn't it wonderful when you can eat from yoru own garden? HOney, this heat is horrid! We have broken records 5 days in a row and went as high as 109 one day. Just makes me want to move to Alaska. Have a greeat rest of the week, sweet Robin.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

I hear that! This morning while driving to work I thought to myself, "God, it feels like a MONDAY!" Don't really know why? LOL!

We had some fireworks around our area but not as much as usual. Our cats hate them also and frankly so do I! Oh, well such is life, eh?

Blessings, my friend ~


Linda Wildenstein said...

SM has been on vacation all weeks so I have no idea what day it is. Monday/Thursday ????? I do know yesterday was wonderful during the day, so much fun.....last night it cooled off here before the storm and we sat on the porch until the booms, bangs and BS got so big we came inside.
I like to celebrate the 5th of July because it's one more day past the insanity and less likely to hear any of the above, until next year. Oma Linda

Ashling said...

I loathe hot weather & firecrackers (love fireworks, though); I'm a Summertime crank. Sounds like your holiday was a good one though; hope your clock/calendar sync up soon...

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, it is too hot! And, guess what, it looks we are going to be in our third week of no rain! Everything is drying up! Our poor old evergreen trees are dropping their needles! Poor babies! I am so happy you had a great 4th of July! I am sorry about the fireworks! Homegrown lettuce and three cherry tomatoes! Good for you! I just planted blueberry bushes for mom ;o) I want some pie! LOL! Hugs ;o)

SharleneT said...

You know, when you're planting all those seeds, your head is wrapped around the pretty pictures in the catalogs. THEN, the darn things come in and you're working your butt off in the heat harvesting and in the kitchen preserving, storing, etc. But, it's all worth it. Nothing is tastier than fresh-from-the-garden! And, grilled steaks. Yummy!

Sorry I've been lax in visiting. Trying to get everything ready for the big Solar Cookout and debut of my solar oven on August 4th really drives home the time expands and contracts thingy... Happy belated 60th! Come visit when you can. Always enjoy your comments.

Magaly Guerrero said...

The kids around here haven't heard of fireworks being illegal in NY, they were at it until 1am *sigh*

We ate some of our strawberries. It was so nice to see the Little Princess picking them! No ripe tomatoes yet, I started late, too ;-( And my peppers are barely flowering.

The Thunder Moon was a sight, wasn't she? We sat on the terrace and just hugged and watched her for long, long, long time ;-)

Autumn Haven said...

It has been horribly hot here in the mid-Atlantic too. So glad I work in a cool place, and have an AC in my bedroom! The Lady was indeed beautiful, what I could see of Her. my house is oddly positioned and I couldn't see Her hardly at all! :((