Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I think I will be staying inside with a/c next couple of days

Here is our weather advisory

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED... ALL OF THE MISSOURI OZARKS AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURE... HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 90S WITH A MOIST AIRMASS WILL RESULT IN AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES FROM 100 TO 110 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST HEAT INDICES WILL OCCUR FROM EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO THE TRUMAN LAKE AND LAKE OF THE OZARKS REGION OF CENTRAL MISSOURI. MEANWHILE... OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL ONLY DIP INTO THE MID TO UPPER 70S.

Sooo, I need to get outside pretty soon and water my veggie plants, take Nikita for a walk, might pick a few blackberries to eat and then need to start working up my peaches. I think I will make up a batch of peach brandy, put some in the dehydrator, and perhaps another jam. I am in a homemade jam swap with the farmgirls on MaryJanes so want a couple varities of jams

I finished canning the pineapple yesterday-they always look so pretty in the jars, and I cut up a huge yellow diamond watermelon-those are sooo good with this kind of heat. If I didn't already have some pickled watermelon rind on the shelf, this is the perfect melon to make that with.

They sent my Mom home already; which my brother and I were surprised they did so soon; since she lives alone on a farm. So need to check in and see how she is doing now-she sounded pretty good on the phone yesterday.

I went to a specialist to review my knee yesterday. My family doctor took these excellent xrays-the new machines are amazing-he showed me the arthritis and he thought like I did, I would be good with just another shot to keep the swelling down. However, when I drove in yesterday-someone forgot to make sure this doctor had the films-they wanted to just take another set of xrays-and I said "why? the set that was taken are fine, and why would my insurance pay for them twice" Oh they usually do she says-and I said no, I will reschedule and come in when you get the films-why waste money?? so thats where I am at with that. of course the doctor is going on vacation so won't be back in til august.

It's 76 degrees and humid outside already-so off to do my stuff outdoors-catch ya all later.

Happy Hump Day---anyone making anything homemade??

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