Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Proud, Heat and Weight Watchers

This is going to be one of those random kind of post, oh who and I kidding! All of my posts are pretty random (kind of like me). I guess I will start with the heat (I know, I know if you don't live in this furnace we call the great state of Texas, you probably really don't care). Last week our temps were 105+ every single day. They are talking of putting us on water restrictions and have warned of possible brown outs. There have been 13 heat related deaths. As you drive down the highway in the countryside, you see lots of brown and lots of stock tanks that are drying up (and doing it very quickly). When you pass a truck and trailer with hay you know that they just spent a lot of money and more than likely had to drive a pretty good distance to get some that is good quality. Cattle herds are getting smaller and no one wants to have to do anything outside.
I drove around our place and took some pictures to show you what it looks like around here.

Our big pasture that usually has so much grass in it.

Our smallest pond, this is just part of it.  There is only a little bit of water on the other end.

This is our hay field.  We have two fields and were not able to get hay from either one.

This is my front yard.  Most of the yard is brown with just a little bit of green.

I think they recognize my car.  When I first pulled up they all looked up to see who it was and this one looked like, when are you going to feed me.  We never have to start putting out hay this early and we have fed all summer long.

Hanging out near the mineral tubs and in the shade.  This pasture is pretty much dirt.

And another picture of the tank.  It has been this dry for over a month now.

This past weekend we headed up to the big city to see my sister's family.  My nephew had decided that he wanted to be baptized so we went up to see this big event.  We are so proud of him and his decision to give his life to the Lord.  My Momma would have been busting at the seams.  She loved her grandson so much (and her granddaughter) and would have hardly been able to contain her excitement.

This week for WW was much better.  I lost what I had gained last week and then some.  I am 6.2 pounds so far.  If you have any incredible WW recipes, please share.  Oh, and I need some good lunch recipes.  I found out that my good old standby for lunch won't be allowed in my classroom because I have a student with peanut allergies.  Ugh, I had planned on having a lot of peanut butter sandwiches because they are easy and filling.

If you are ready for fall. . . .raise your hand!!

Have a great week.


Donna said...

Wow! That heat is really bad!!! I live in the mid-Atlantic, so we have lots of humidity, but not so much heat like you. Hope there is some relief soon!

I love your new blog look. You did a great job!

Praying you have a great school year. Second grade, right?

Jennifer said...

I must admit...the one time I was in Texas - it was the brownest (hottest) place I have ever been!! Doesn't look like it has changed much:) Rather bleak photos.

Congrats on the pounds down - hooray!!


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