I guess I must have something to say to the world at large since I started a blog. So, how come finding the right words to commit to “paper” is suddenly so difficult? It could be that my hair is still damp from walking the dog an hour ago or it could be that I haven’t yet finished my first cup of coffee. It is most likely a combination of the two.
It is just after 7AM here and the temperature is already pushing 90. It will be another screaming hot day today with yet more screaming hot days to follow in the weeks and months to follow. It may sound like I’m complaining but I’m not really. It is hard to be irritated with the temperatures when you had edible tomatos and peppers in mid-May. My flowers have been in bloom since February and my backyard smells amazing. Ok, so it is too hot to spend any reasonable amount of time out there but it is no problem at all to go grab a couple of fresh tomatoes for dinner. Plus while the rest of the country has been forced to eat cherry tomatoes, I’ve been able to have my fill of big, beautiful Romas and Beefsteaks.
I should probably post a little about me so I’m not just some weird desert dweller. I’m married and am fortunate enough to be a traditional housewife. Yes, I realize and know that American society frowns on the roll of the traditional housewife, especially one that doesn’t have children. However, I’m happier than I ever was working full time and my marriage is stronger. Life isn’t a constant struggle to rush from one thing to the next without ever having a chance to stop and truly do things the right way. I’m not preaching, well alright I am on my soapbox, I’m just frustrated with out truly out of whack our society seems to have become. This however is a subject I will return to often but not today.
We have one dog, one cat, and one Macaw. Life around here is far from quiet but it is interesting. We live on the golf course of our community — which while it sounds fantastic, it isn’t something I’d recommend to anyone and would never do again. We moved here from the East Coast almost two years ago now and haven’t regretted the move for a single moment. Yes, we don’t have the large amount of disposable income we once had and we don’t go out as often, but we actually know what is going on with one another and we don’t spend every free moment trying to run errands or catch a catnap. Arizona has been a pleasant surprise. We decided on Arizona because my parents live here and housing is so incredibly CHEAP in comparison to other places. I was excited but cautious due to the temperatures (and years of swearing that I wouldn’t visit let alone live someplace that was a blast furnance three plus months a year). I am proud to say we have both adjusted to the heat.
I have no great plans for today, I am going to bake some bread and do some laundry. Sounds exiciting doesn’t it … but then again that’s what I do between computer games and stitching and exercising. 🙂 Yep, I’m blissfully happy not going to the office and working for someone else.