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Time to make the doughnuts

August 3, 2010

We are feeling very soggy here. It’s been raining on and of all day and it’s so humid that I feel like I’m being suffocated when I leave the house. Last night’s news informed us that we had over 20 inches of rain during the months of June and July. That’s more than half our average annual rainfall. And the temperatures are 5-6 degrees above normal. No wonder we’re all grumbling this summer. We’ve got mildewed souls.

In other summer adventures, AJ woke up this morning with one of his eyes nearly swollen shut. He was stung by a wasp on his forehead over that eye on Sunday, when the football he and The Boy Across the Street were playing with made contact with the enormous paper wasp nest in one of our crabapple trees. At the time, it didn’t seem to be any big deal. But over the last couple of days, the mark has been travelling across his face. What looked on Sunday like a mosquito bite looked this morning like someone had whopped AJ across the face with a baseball bat. We’ve been giving him Benadryl for it, which seems to help the eye, but makes him feel pretty rotten overall. Still, he’s been milking it a little, begging for dinner in bed and to stay home to watch TV instead of go to football practice. But everyone needs to do that once in a while. And in the end, he pulled himself together and went to practice.

AJ seems to be enjoying his mythology class, despite his swollen face. Today his teacher had them create their own gods. They had to name them and assign them characteristics and outline a story about them (which he thinks they’ll write tomorrow). He named his god “Smek” in honor of The True Meaning of Smekday. Smek is fighting for a place on Mount Olympus and has to kill Medusa in order to gain a seat.

As for Mr. Spy and me, we’re just working. It’s entertaining enough, but doesn’t make for great copy.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2010 7:49 pm

    Well, you have our rain. Parched here. Hose on the garden as we speak, but everything else is wilted or already crisp. And yet I plant it all again in the spring!

    I hope AJ gets better and isn’t having a bad reaction!

  2. August 3, 2010 9:55 pm

    I hate this weather. I’ve hated most of the Summer 2010 weather though, so maybe I’m just in a bad mood.

    Poor AJ. Maybe he should write his next myth about himself; AJ Fights the Wasps (and wins, obviously.)

  3. eleanorio permalink
    August 3, 2010 11:03 pm

    As I type this, it’s pouring outside and has been doing so for much of the day. I’m sprouting mushrooms!

  4. freshhell permalink
    August 4, 2010 7:51 am

    Apparently we only got 2 inches of rain for June and July combined. Today there’s a fall-like steady rainfall that is much appreciated (though I hope Dusty’s not too soggy at camp). But, don’t worry! Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 100 again! Yippee.

    Hope AJ’s feeling better soon and the swelling goes down.

  5. August 4, 2010 7:55 am

    Yeah, it’s raining here today too. Surprise! AJ is doing better today, though, despite being up much of last night with nightmares about Ares. I guess he’s paying attention at mythology class this week.

  6. August 4, 2010 8:04 pm

    I generally like humidity, but it was so humid here today that I felt saturated. I was working out in the garage, because we’re having a garage sale Saturday, and I felt like my hair was forming itself into a beehive; it rose and continued to rise.

  7. readersguide permalink
    August 7, 2010 12:43 pm

    It’s been the coldest summer here since 1971, which I think explains why I keep forgetting that it’s summer at all. Bizarre.

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