I think this says it all......
As I said in my previous post, the week started out with 16 states under extreme heat advisory. Three days later, there were THIRTY-TWO states under the advisory. Ack! My area had 100+ actual temps and humidity so thick my lungs practically seized up when I stepped outside.
I called my parents (who are senior citizens... shhhhh!) to make sure they were OK seeing as they don't have air conditioning. Well, they have an AC unit but Dad won't put it in the window because it "costs too much". Anyway... I called, they were OK, and Mom explained my Dad's geri-rigged method of getting the cool air from the basement upstairs, lol. I wasn't surprised since he used to do that when I still lived at home. Whatever works, Dad! Mom was thrilled to peaches that I called to check on them.
Over the weekend, we had strong (and LOUD) thunderstorms with quite a bit of rain. I've already sucked up 18 gallons of water off my basement floor! Last night, the humidity broke and it's a beautiful, cool, sunny morning. :)
When I woke up Saturday morning, everything outside was covered in rain drops. I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. The first one is a tiger lily not quite open yet, and the other one is hosta flowers.
Up until last Thursday, I was
Stress Reliever #1: I calculated how many points I'd need on the final to maintain an "A" for the class. I only needed to get a 69!
Stress Reliever #2: Students were supposed to have 2½ hours to take the final. Turns out the instructor forgot to set the timer on the final, which I didn't realize until I was 3/4 done with the exam (The timer wasn't counting down).
Results: I just checked the online classroom, and found out that I got 99.39 out of 100! *happy dancing* Woo Hoo!
Did I mention I only have TWO classes left until I graduate?
T-W-O! Woo Hoo!!! Did I mention I'll be graduating in November?? Yes, sireee!
Parsely at Seasons of my Mind is hosting a Christmas in July giveaway. She'd like to meet more bloggy friends!
Gabi at Lady of the Floss is also hosting a giveaway in honor of her upcoming blogversary. Click on over and congratulate her.
Peggy at Keep Me in Stitches is also celebrating a blogversary -- one year of bloggy bliss!
It's been a whole month since I've been able to work on Blossom Splendor. She received quite a bit of attention over the weekend. The other sleeve of her kimono is almost finished!
Until next time,