Monday, June 22, 2009

“It’s like a heat wave”

What a weekend this was. Saturday at the market, the heat index reached 110. We were cooking to say the least. Fortunately they decided to close early due to the heat so we got home before it really got hot. (it was only 96 when we got home) I have discovered something about sales and weather. On bad weather days like when it rains or when it is unbearably hot, the crowd thins out but sales will be good. My theory is that on really nice days, most of the people who are in the market are just there to enjoy the day and really aren’t interested in spending money. When someone comes out and braves the elements they are there to buy something.

Saturday evening we went out for dinner at Applebee’s. I wanted riblets for father’s day and due to the heat I didn’t feel like cooking them myself. You can’t beat Applebee’s riblets in my opinion. My sons pitched in and helped pay the tab. I thought that was pretty special.

Sunday was the first day of summer and it was another hot and humid day. I spent most of the day in the pool just enjoying the cool water. That is what I asked for since it was father’s day. I just wanted to sit and relax and I did. So why am I tired and hurting this morning? Could it be my body doesn’t like to relax?

This week will be a hectic one. My niece is getting married on Wednesday. It is a short-notice wedding and it will be outside in a local park. I have volunteered to decorate the wedding site using my flowers and plants and I will also be decorating the reception hall tables. And if that isn’t enough, I am going to help cater the event. Wish me luck. I will take lots of photos.

We have a cold snap coming through today. The high will only be 92. Brrrrrrrr. Is anyone else cold?

Have a great week,
Greg

20 comments:

sara said...

how in the world will you have time to take the pictures?!!!

Glad you had a relaxing father's day, my hubby spent his day by the pool too!

skoots1mom said...

wish i had a pool...
glad your sales were good
happy belated father's day

Terri Tiffany said...

Send me your cold snap! Pleeaaaaaseeeee. I am dying down here.

Katherine Aucoin said...

My goodness Greg, decorating and catering! You are really a jack of all trades and are going to be one busy person! I can't wait to see the pictures.

Glad you had a wonderful Father's Day.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hi Greg
Looking forward to seeing lots of photos of your beautiful flowers. Over here in Scotland we are truly cold, it must be about 16 celcius, freezing to you I bet!!
Collette x

Suzanne Casamento said...

That heat sounds miserable. But how cool are you for decorating and catering your niece's wedding?

Whatcha cookin'?

Jenny said...

It was sooo hot here this weekend you could barely breathe when you walked outside and we had the same cold snap it is a whopping 99 degrees and man I'm freezing ;) I'm glad you had a relaxing father's day.

lailani said...

I would be ecstatic to have your cold snap (the room outside my kitchen door is registering 103) - glad you received it, hope we get on too! :)

Monogram Queen said...

We suffered in the heat too - ugh! Glad you got to go home early Saturday. I am not a pool fan but on really hot days... I miss the one we used to have!
Can't wait to see the wedding pics. You know i'll pop in now and again. Miss you my friend!

Chatty Kelly said...

My husband LOVES the riblets at Applebees too. And they're very family friendly with littlier ones (my girls are 5 & 9).

Glad you had a great day. looking forward to pics of your event.

Try not to freeze. LOL!

Chatty Kelly said...

p.s. I laughed out loud at your comment on my post about the blind dog with the flash.

Edie said...

Happy Belated Father's Day! Glad you enjoyed yourself. A friend of mine says her husband refers to it as Father's Day Weekend. Ha!

I'm looking forward to the photos. Sounds like you're gonna be a little bit busy. :)

The Dental Maven said...

Enjoy the wedding Greg, even if you are on duty! They're fortunate to have you pitch in with the floral designs.

Keep cool!

Scarlet said...

It's been unbearably hot here in Miami as well. It also rains heavily EVERY afternoon.

I'm glad you had a good Father's Day and enjoy the wedding tomorrow!! Don't work too hard so you can have fun doing the chicken dance!! :)

Debbie said...

That is a lot of work for you to do for a short notice wedding! I hope the day is lovely and everything is just as the bride wants.

Deb said...

Aren't you a busy, talented guy!!! You've shared pictures of your flowers before, I have no doubt you will make sure your niece's wedding is going to be beautiful!
Like you, the pool has become my best friend.....it's all you want to do when the heat index is screaming 110º!!!
Have a great day!
Deb

Sharon said...

You are to funny, It sure has been hot, it was 99 here heat index of 113, it was bad my pool is up too 91 degrees not alot there to cool off with.
Glad you had a enjoyable and relaxed Fathers Day.

ChrisJ said...

Today is your busy day. Hope it isn't too hot for you. We have had such a cool spring that we are thankful for our half day of sunny skies and temps in the mid 70's. The other half of the day is what we call our May gray and June gloom. No rain, just cloudy skies because we are on the coast.

2Thinks said...

I guess there was a heat wave even here in suburban Michigan, but I didn't notice so much up north with the lake breeze in my hair and fish on my hook.

We don't even have our pool open, we better get crackin' on that!
Heidi

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