08 August 2011

Natural Botox & What Not To Do In The Summer

Ok, so I know it has been a while since I have fallen off the face of blog land yet what a summer this has been, and not in a good way either. Oh, it started out quite nicely.  We put raised beds in a new garden area.  All of the plants I started from seed were happy (or so I say they were) to have fresh, compost, mulch dirt that we worked so hard on.  I have a water faucet right next to the garden so it could be watered every day.  I never gave a thought to the extreme heat along with the extreme humidity to just totally make me feel like crying over a plant.  Sad, but true.
An escape from the heat resulted in my neighbor girlfriend along with another friend heading down to Daytona Beach, Florida for a short girls trip.  No kids, grandkids, husbands, just us girls.  It- rained- every- day.  Two to three hours of sunshine except for the last day then we had 5 hours of sunshine.
I finally got a laptop although I still like my old hard drive that I use in the office.  Put a password on it, thought about writing it down, went to the beach, came back, could not remember my password. Had to get  help, boy did I feel stupid!
One thing with this heat though, the grass isn't growing very much.  We have only cut our grass about four times so far this summer.  So one weekend I decided we were going to get everything trimmed, cut, etc.  My uncle and cousin are here from Germany (they are leaving tomorrow after over a month of being here), so I wanted everything to look real nice for them.  Our son and son-in-law came to help us with all of the work.  I was the one with the wheelbarrow, picking up branches, digging, and so on when I pulled the wheelbarrow back after dumping and it dropped on my big toe.  Oh the pain! Black and blue it was and still is, but as I was sitting there on the ground everyone went about their work.  Never noticed me.
Hubby was busy cutting grass with the riding lawn mower.  After everyone had left hubby comes walking up to me fanning himself with his hat.  Boy, it sure is hot out here.  Yes, it is.  It's extremely hot out here he said. Then I take a good look at him.  What in the world happened to your t-shirt?! So the story goes....
Being as it was so hot hubby takes off his t-shirt and tucks it into the back of his shorts.  Nothing new, guys normally do that.  So as he was riding along he starts smelling smoke.  He slows down, looks at the lawn mower, no, no smoke.  He keeps going, smoke gets stronger, looks around to the back. Blank, Blank, I'm on fire! From his bumpy ride his t-shirt apparently got too close to the engine!

The front looks just as bad. Motto - Never tuck your t-shirt into the back when riding the lawn mower!
Another weekend we were sitting outside enjoying a cool one under the trees just chatting away, and my actually playing with the new laptop.  I had mixed a sprite in with my cool one which can be very refreshing.  I had gotten up to do something, came back, picked up my glass, and voila! Instant natural botox! I had not one, but two of our bees swimming around in my drink.  One made it into my mouth on the side.  More slight pain (not as bad as the wheelbarrow). I can't blame the bees as it has been so hot that they have been going after whatever they can find. Plus, I did the dumb thing, never looked before I took a sip, but I do now! Hubby laughed as he watched one side then the other side slowly swell up.  I thought I looked like one of those cartoon characters or hey! even a famous movie star!

What's a girl to do?  I know, go to the beauty parlor for a haircut!  Here we are, my daughter and I after our haircut which we were very fortunate to get as our hairdresser can be pretty booked up.  This photo, by the way, was after my natural botox !  

Yes sirree, this has been the summer of what not to do.


Southern Lady said...

You have had a crazy summer! This summer has been a little crazy around here too. I keep waiting for life to get back to normal, but it just never happens. It is good to hear from you and to know that you are okay. Maybe things will slow down a bit for the both of us soon! Carla

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about all your mishaps but I had to laugh out loud at your hubby on the mower!! That sounds just like something mine would do!!
Botox???? Oh My.... What a summer!!
Have a Great Day!

Anke said...

Oh goodness Ulrike, what a summer you had. Thankfully all's well that end's well and nobody got seriously hurt. You and your daughter look like sisters!! Such a beautiful pair.

Expat Traveler said...

Definitely a story or two! Ouch on the bees. But loving the new haircut!

Expat Traveler said...

Definitely a story or two! Ouch on your lip, ah bees. Glad you got to pamper yourself with a great looking hair cut!

stadtgarten said...

This seems to have been a summer full of adventures - but not the ones one would choose if having a choice.
Thank god that you are not allergic to bees!
I hope that the rest of summer will turn out better for you (and for us here in Germany I hope that summer will come back - it is like autumn at the moment)
Liebe Grüße, Monika

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