Not a lot going on around here. It's been pretty quiet as we get ready for our week-long family vacation. I can't help but feel it's the calm before the storm...with 14 McFarlane's in one place at one time, it can only be called a storm. Or maybe a fray. OOOO...or chaos. Regardless, it will be fun! Before we know it, it will be fall and I will in the thick of busy travel season again.
But in the mean time, here's some hot stuff to think about.
Summer is officially upon us and the weather in Denver is finally summer-like. And for the extended forecast, it's looking like the low to mid 90's and plentiful Colorado sunshine! Which is great. Except for those long runs on Saturday mornings as I continue with the Summer of Run and prepare for my second half-marathon of the season. I need to figure out a way to take more water with me. My water bottle holds enough for 5-6 miles on a hot morning, this weekend I run 8. Or at least that's the plan.
Well, ours isn't. The motherboard died. So, if I want to use the oven or stove top burners, I have to endure incessant beeping...like a chronic smoke alarm. I love to cook, but there's got to be a better way. So, until we can get a new computer thingy for our oven/stove control panel, it will remain unplugged. Since we are having friends for dinner on Saturday, I am accepting a personal challenge of grilling EVERYTHING! So far, we are having pork chops, grilled garlic bread, grilled romaine salad with Caesar vinaigrette and for desert, grilled Colorado peaches with vanilla bean ice cream. I'll let you know how it goes.
No, not the edible variety, I am talking about K9's in the summer. One of them is shedding and the other needs sunscreen on her belly. The shedding is grossing me out. We will have him groomed next week to get all of his undercoat pulled out, but it will only last until the next weather change when it will start all over again. As for the beagle and her love of a good hot sunbeam, well, let's just say that I don't have to worry about carpet or wood floor discoloration from too much sunlight. If there's a sunbeam in the house, she finds it and warms her belly until the sunbeam is gone for the day. With all the black hair on her body that actually gets hot to the touch, I am not sure how she stands it!