Friday, August 04, 2006

Whoever thought we'd be glad for a forecast high temperature of 93 because it meant a cooler day? Remarkable!

We have a barbecue with friends on tap for this weekend. Yet another barbecue! I'm thankful for the end of each summer because I'm ready to forswear barbecues for awhile. It should be a balmy 87 degrees this time around. I know that's a vast improvement over the 97 degree temperatures we've had for the last several days, but I've never been one to sit out in the sun (I burn, blister, peel and freckle, but I don't really tan), so 87 sounds high to me. I'll find a shady spot, and I'll pack plenty of sunscreen.

I have managed to take the edge off of my glow-in-the-dark skin with Jergens Natural Glow Lotion. While I wouldn't qualify as tan by most people's standards, at least I won't be guiding ships into harbor when I go to the beach.

In spite of the type of gathering, I'm looking forward to seeing my friends. This is an annual event with a group of guys my husband has known since childhood and their wives. Of course, that means we're going to hear about their youthful exploits all over again. I seriously don't know how these guys made it to adulthood without death, dismemberment or incarceration. We'll hear the same highlights and the same squabbles over details we hear every time this group is together (several times a year). That's OK. The ladies can withdraw to another table to discuss modern history.

I've been asked to make a sour cream apple pie for the affair, and I will oblige. I'm glad all over again for the lower temperatures, since running the oven in the extreme heat is not my idea of a good time! Yes, we have air conditioning, but, still, the idea baking anything when it's close to 100 degrees outside is anathema to me.

So, what's on for your weekend? Anybody have super plans to make the rest of us jealous? Right now, I'd probably be most envious of the person who said they were going to stay home and read a good book!

4 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

Okay prepare to triple hate me because my plans are to float in our pool on a float and read. Not a big fan of large groups of people, I would rather be quiet and still. I guess in another life I might have been a cat.

Enjoy the BBQ and stay in the shade :)

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Darling, your not being able to go out in the sun just means you're a lady and a lady never goes in the sun without a bonnet, shawl, mittens to protect her hands and a parasol. And don't show your bosom before 3pm. But then you already know all that.

Zelda Parker said...

I only know I won't be working!
that's all I care.

Merci said...

Pop-
Your weekend sounds great! I like home and quiet, too. I like to travel, as well, though coming home is always the best part.

Miss Magnolia-
The bonnet and parasol I can do, but the shawl and mittens - I'd be at the ER with the vapors. And I wouldn't dare show my bosom in this group!

Zelda-
You're absolutely right about that!

Hey-maybe we should shoot for a Sat. or Sun. for Scoop.