Ah, it’s Sunday morning, the end of a wonderful week, with a new week on the horizon. It came to and end with us finally getting out of our hot and humid weather of more than 7+ days of stifling temps. We finally got rain on Saturday and changed our temps quite a bit. What a relief it was to feel normal temps again.
We almost totally exhausted our rain barrels to water the garden, and in a few minutes of the downpours, they were filled back up again. It’s amazing on how fast a 50 gallon rain barrel can fill up. From what I can see, one good rain for just about 10-15 minutes will do the trick.
Nikita celebrated her birthday this week, and her and Bella got to go to the pet store to pick out a new free toy, as we’re on the birthday list at our local store and they sent Nikita a postcard telling her to come on in to pick out a toy! Man, when these dogs here the words “bye bye” they go nutso! It’s cute though, watching them get all excited and jumping around in anticipation of getting in the car.
What is funny though, is that ever since Nikita was a little pup, we took her to the pet store with us and she learned from an early age, that if you jump up on one of the counters….they give you a treat! So, what do you think Nikita did the very second she got into the store….jumped right up on the counter and did her register dance for a treat. Everyone always laughs, as it is quite hilarious. Bella was on her best behavior and just stood there greeting everyone as they walked in the door. Nikita had a much different approach to what was important!
I turned my back for only a second, and Nikita was sneaking treats out of the bulk treat bins! Oh my, now Mommy is embarrassed.
Bella went directly to the raw hides, as she knows the good stuff when she sees it! Hmmm, which one should I pick?
The deer continue to plague our neighborhood, and now we are seeing a pack of them of about 8-9 in total. Now, we are also seeing Bucks appear with the pack, and we’re like “Great, that means more babies!”. So far, that stinky deer spay we got has deterred any more “fence jumping deer” in our garden, and we are relieved. I tried to sneak up on the pack the other day to get some photographs of them, and as soon as you get even the slightest closeness to them, the Mommy deer start stomping their hoofs into the ground at me. I got real close one time and thought that she was going to “rush” me, so I backed off. Don’t want to be writing about me being trampled by a deer in my blog now, do ya?
We also went to Sams Club this weekend and to our surprise, we found something that we thought that they stopped making. We have been in search of Eclipse Mints in the cute blue skinny tin for years now and can’t seem to find them in any store. We just thought that they stopped making them, but Sams Club had them (in bulk, of course) and we just had to pick up the pack! Man, it felt like he found gold or something as we were standing there holding the pack in our hands. I felt like yelling out loud “Yahoo” of the prize that we held in our hands, but then I thought against it as others would just think that we were just another crazy shopper. Have you ever had that experience where you could not find your favorite mint or candy before and went on a crazy trek to find them…anywhere? (or is it just us?) One thing we did notice is that we will be coming back to Sams Club to purchase our Halloween candy in bulk, of course, as the prices were pretty good.
All in all, it was a good week, hot as hell, but we’re glad that at least for now, the high temps are gone for awhile. The grass can stop being stressed out and start to be green again, as the lawns were showing signs of being burnt out. It costs a lot to keep up watering your lawn, and that is the one reason we were glad we are using rain barrels for the garden, to keep the water bill down.
Nikita always sniffs the mail when I bring it in, ya know just to make sure all is good, and she likes grabbing the junk mail from me and taking care of it. This is how she handles junk mail in this house…
Let’s see what next week holds in store for us!