Thursday – A Little Personal – Cool Weather for Twiggy and Lucy

“Whoa, Lucy. It is cool out here.”

“Let’s just say it is cooler. Hey Boss, what is the temperature outlook for today?”

“My watch says 84 right now with a high of 97 and a low tonight of 66.” (For our metric friends, that would be 28.8, 36.1, and 18.8.)

Sounds a lot better than the 100s.”

“So Lucy. These rocks are cool as cucumbers.”

“That sun is not as hot as the last few weeks.”

“You think the world is ending?”

“No, we just have had a break in the temperatures. The 100s will be back in a week.’

“I don’t get why the weather is so changeable.”

“Well, as they say, ‘Just hang around, and it will change.'”

“Love to know who says stuff like that.”

“I think it is called conventional wisdom, Little One.”

“I’d love to meet this wisdom guy.”

“It’s not a β€” Oh, never mind. I’m going to see if the cabana boy is on duty.”

“I can’t believe we can be out here. This shade is great.”

“I’m with you. A little kibble and some cool drinks will make the day perfect.”

“So, where’s the kibble and drinks?”

“The cabana boy is off doing other things. So I guess we will just have to relax without the frills.”

“What are you doing?”

“Smelling the flowers.”

“That’s a plant.”

“No matter. Just enjoying life right now.”

“Doesn’t take the place of kibble and a cool drink.”

“It does if you try Little One.”

 

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  1. We’d call 28.8 hot! Lols πŸ˜‚ I can’t even imagine temps in the mid 30s. For sure, those are some big temperature swings. Hope you and the girls have a lovely day, John πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. We always say you gotta be tough to live in Texas. Thanks, Harmony.

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  2. Jane Sturgeon · ·

    Much love to you all, John and here’s to staying cool. ❀ xXx

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    1. Love back to you Jane. We have another five days of below 100 so we’ll take it.

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  3. Glad that you have a little break from those sweltering temps, John. Know that you and the Producer must appreciate the reprieve as much as the girls do. Now to work on the response time of that cabana boyβ€¦πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Yeah, that cabana boy is the worst. Thanks, Lori.

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  4. “Just enjoying life right now.” Wise words from Lucy.

    I enjoyed our “cold” front this week. We even have a chance for rain this weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

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    1. We had a nice rain ( one inch) Looks like the tropical disturbance is going to miss us though. You may get some. Thanks, Joan.

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  5. This is better than Fantasy Island, John! Love it. Our heat and humidity is back after a day and a half break.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Stay cool if you can.

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  6. That cabana boy is slacking! At least the girls are enjoying the break in temperature, such as it is. (Still seems hot to me.) Twiggy’s understanding of “Conventional Wisdom” made me laugh.

    I hope the girls got their frills inside. Sending them ear scratches.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. We love ear scratches. 😊

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  7. And it’s still only June – us and this heat have a long way to go! πŸ˜πŸ˜“

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    1. Yup. I think global warming is off and running. We are so fortunate to have a President take control and eliminate all sources of new oil so that finally the population will no longer be able to afford to use fossil fuels. The motto: “If you can’t afford an electric car there is always a bike.”

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      1. Until countries like China get onboard, what Biden’s doing is a drop in the bucket.

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      2. Yes indeed. So why dry up new oil and force the prices up? The progressive agenda at work.

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  8. Lucy looks so crestfallen as she reports that the cabana boy is too busy to serve them their kibble and cool drinks. But she recovered nicely!

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    1. Yes she did. She has that crestfallen look down pat. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. You can let Lucy know that I’ve perfected the crestfallen look as well. It has its uses.

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      2. It sure does. 😊

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  9. We got a tiny little break for a couple of days. It’s too hot when I can’t leave the door open before the sun comes up.

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    1. We can never leave the door open. For the life of me I don’t understand why there are screens on the windows either.

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  10. Think I’m in worse shape than I thought. Read your watch as saying 102.6 degrees. Even reading the part after didn’t help me for a bit.

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    1. Hmmm. Maybe that was last week’s reading.

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  11. Your temps are about the same as ours right now. But we know the hot stuff is coming back soon. Twiggy and Lucy certainly have a good life. Hope that cabana boy gets back to work soon.

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    1. I think he quit for a higher paying job. Thanks, Darlene.

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  12. Cool is a relative term, depending a lot on what you’re used to. For decades, I was infamous for saying “This ain’t hot!” to my wife and kids. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m sure you drew the same looks every time. Thanks, Tim

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      1. You know the look, the eye rolling and half-smile. πŸ™‚

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  13. I think Cabana Boy may have influenced the writer today. When the upper 90s are cool, you’ve been through some rough weather. I hope you have a cool holiday weekend, John.

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    1. We have had the hottest June on record. Has been a pain.

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      1. Ugh – I hope July is kinder.

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    If only we all had a Lucy in our lives, we’d have a different world. πŸ’— BTW our area finally had rain last night. 😊

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    1. Good to hear about the rain. It is always terrific when it comes. Thanks, Gwen.

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  15. You’d be wearing a sweater in my neck, John. It’s 61 and should go up to 75 this afternoon. I sure hope so. It’s a nice four-day weekend for me. Woot!
    Glad things feel a tad cooler over there, though. I’m sure the girls are not the only ones who appreciate it.

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    1. No, we all do. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I believe it.

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  16. And here I’ve been complaining about temps in the 90s!!! I don’t think I could breathe if it were 100Β°! Lucy is wise beyond her years … must take after the cabana boy! πŸ˜‰ Stay cool, my friend!

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    1. It was 105 here over the weekend so this seems pretty cool. Thanks, Jill. 😁

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      1. 105?!?!?! I would not be able to breathe!!! It was 92Β° here today, and I sound rather like a freight train trying to catch some air! I do hope it stays a bit cooler for you … and that the humidity isn’t high, for that seems to exacerbate the heat.

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      2. Sometimes we get into the 70s on humidity. Then we really have some fun. Thanks, Jill.

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  17. We felt that cooler breeze from the north down here. Down to the eighties! It seems the girls took advantage of it.

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    1. Yes they loved it. Thanks, Jo

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  18. I didn’t even think about the pups and the heat, and how it must bother their little paws, John. I’m glad you’re getting a little break from the heat, though that still seems really hot. Get out there with some kibble and cool drinks and enjoy the shade. πŸ™‚

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    1. We have to be careful about the heat on the sidewalks and street. We now walk before 7:30 AM and after 7:30 PM.

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      1. I can imagine. And those are lovely times to walk too.

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  19. Sure wish I knew a cabana boy to call. Not too hot here but, wait. Any minute, Does the cabana boy ever make it to New York? Nothing like eavesdropping on a coupla hot gals. Harumph!

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    1. The cabana boy would love to go to New York. He has no idea when.

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      1. I understand it being cabana season and all. πŸ™‚

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      2. Lots of nachos to deliver. 😁

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Cute photos and glad the girls can enjoy being outside in the shade. 90s still too hot for me.

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    1. We are okay with 90s.

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  21. Sounds like the cabana boy is failing in his duties! Lucy is wise, as usual!

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    1. We need a new Cabana boy for sure.

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  22. I sure did enjoy those cooler mornings. Now, we are back in the furnace. A nice reprieve, though. I agree with the girls about kibble and cool drinks!

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    1. Of course not expected to get to 100 here until Tuesday so still celebrating the cool.

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  23. I think they’ve got the right idea! Your weather is a little too hot for me. My idea of cool is 75 and below. I’m just saying…

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    1. I could really get used to 75 although I would need a jacket.

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  24. Glad we could send you a wee break in the heat, John. Kind of makes the summer more bearable for people and pets. Monkey said to tell the girls we’re cooking up more heat and humidity over the holiday though.

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    1. Yes we saw the reports. We are grateful for anything under a 100.

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  25. I’m glad the temperature dropped so they can enjoy those cool as cucumber rocks. Kibble and drinks would have been pretty awesome too had the Cabana Boy not been occupied.

    The back light on that frondy plant on the patio is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. The sun hit it just right. The shot with Lucy next to it was taken after the first one and the sun is still on it. 😁

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  26. Same weather forecast for us. Hang on… (checking your bio)… yup, I’m only about 150 miles from you.

    I love the rocks off your back patio. Just yesterday a fireman told us we should surround the house with rocks to encourage the next grassfire to go around the house rather than burn through it.

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    1. That is a good idea. This is small gauge river rock. On the Texas coast we had larger river rock surrounding the house. The Northern plains of Texas can have some pretty severe fires. I would take that advice.

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  27. Oh, the cabbana boy with refreshing dog-tails at in need these sunny days. A cabbana boy in need is a cabbana boy indeed! I wish you more cool days, dear John! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Maria. Looks like below 39C until next Tuesday

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      1. 😎😎😎 Sounds great, dear John! I wish you more cooling wind as well. As even warm weather without wind is unbearable! Long live the Twiggy Resort! 🍀🍀🍀🍻🍻

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      2. Yes indeed. Even with the wind it is hot.

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  28. petespringerauthor · ·

    When it cools off, don’t the pumas come out?

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    1. Sometimes. 😁

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  29. Hey guys…glad you’re getting a respite on the temps. Only 83 days until autumn officially arrives, but who’s counting, right? Have a great weekend.

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    1. That’s only 83 more days of sitting on Hell’s porch. Thanks, Monika

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      1. Not to wish my life away, but let’s hope those 83 days go quickly.

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  30. Ever since they went to a union, the cabana boys think they’re all that! I guess next week, Lucy can teach Twiggy about unions?

    100s? Nope.

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    1. I agree on the 100s. About that union discussion. I don’t think so. 😁

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  31. I’m glad you’re getting a break in the heat, John. Last week was unbearable, and this week, we’re back to the wind and cooler temps. Crazy weather. And what’s better than kibble and cool drinks! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Have a great weekend as well, Lauren.

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  32. I’m glad the girls re enjoying life, especially with cooler temps.

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    1. That is all over now. 101 today.

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      1. 😎

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      2. That emoji says it all! I’m on the porch, it’s almost 10:00 PM, and I have to wear slippers and a sweater.

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      3. Lucky you. Still 90 here at 10:00

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  33. The dogs are better sports than I would be about that heat! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes they seem to take it in stride. Of course there is the A/C

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  34. Enjoy it while it is there πŸ™‚ It has its own mind.

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    1. Yes. It is gone already 100s all week.

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  35. Well, Cabana Boy, I think you need to up your game. It’s not nice to keep ladies waiting. Happy 4th of July, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. Yes, these ladies expect excellent service.

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  36. LOL! No kibble and cool drink? Poor little puppies!

    Cabana Boy must be off duty.
    Love the way Lucy and Twiggy get along! Do they ever play fight?

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    1. They do play fight. Lucy gets tired easily but still manages to put Twiggy in her place.

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