Thursday, May 15, 2008

Heat Wave

Ugh! It's really really hot here in Alameda. Really really hot. It's 98* at this moment. And this old house has no screens or ceiling fans. So, we are baking! I tried opening windows and doors yesterday, but the house was filled with hot stagnant air, plus there were a ton of flies on top of it all. So today we are closed up and the drapes are drawn. Annie and I have taken a cold, green tea bath already, and we didn't drain it so we can jump in and have another one. Soon. Very soon. It's Bill's birthday today, (although we're not celebrating until tomorrow) so I'm decorating, and baking. (Ak!) Bill requested Chocolate Bread Pudding. I'm also cleaning, changing sheets and and getting ready for Bill's folks who get here tomorrow afternoon for the birthday celebration.
Enough about my workload, the photo above is a little singing mermaid I made for Lily around the corner. It was her 5th birthday recently and she had a mermaid party. It was a really great party and she loved the mermaid. Or at least her folks did! Makes me want to jump and swim in a cool body of water just looking at her. Ahhhh, that tea bath is calling my name. I'm sure I'll get much more crossed off my list if my temperature is more manageable.

4 comments:

Mariposa said...

I love the mermaid. I especially like the stitches for scales, the seashells, and the eyes.

I make Ami clothespin dolls, mostly fairies and literature characters, but I think I will try a mermaid since she loves them as much as fairies.

Mariposa said...

I love the mermaid. I especially like the stitches for scales, the seashells, and the eyes.

I make Ami clothespin dolls, mostly fairies and literature characters, but I think I will try a mermaid since she loves them as much as fairies.

Juno said...

Chocolate bread pudding? Would you want to share your recipe? It sounds delish!

The mermaid is awesome!

Juno

zoe krylova said...

98 in alameda! oh my! i used to live in oakland/berkeley, but don't recall it getting that hot. the mermaid is lovely!