Whoa. Where did the summer go? It is already September, and I swear it was June, like two days ago. 🙂 There was a time when I was pretty excited to flip the calendar to September since it meant cooler days were ahead. Now, I’m more ambivalent about it. And to be fair, September is generally hot in LA, although this year has been weird. July was quite hot but August was pretty nice. I’d like September to stay nice, if possible. I don’t do good in hot or cold weather. I’m sort of like the Goldilocks of weather. I want it just right.
What’s New with Me?
Honestly, not that much. I live a quiet life! But I can also make a mountain out of a molehill, so I’ll highlight a few keys moments from July (didn’t recap that month) and August.
Thank You Amazon and Apple
You were real jerks to raise e-book prices together but thank you for your settlement credits. I broke my Kindle a year ago and had to survive with just my iPad and real books. Boo-hoo, I know. But thanks to some last-minute credits and Amazon Prime Day, I had enough credits for a new kindle. YAY! I mostly love it. My old Kindle was truly old and not touch-screen. And I apparently have butter fingers because the font-size adjusts constantly. ARGH!
Max claims my Kindle was a birthday gift from him. 🙂
Home Sweet Home
I decided to take an impromptu trip back home to visit my family in Minnesota. And I got to experience WEATHER! In LA, it is sunny almost every day. I’m not complaining, although we could really use the rain. But in 7 days, I enjoyed thunderstorms, humidity and cool temperatures in MN. I also got a ton of vegetables from my Mom’s garden too. Nom. Nom.
Look What I Made
Now to fun part — what to do with those glorious veggies. I chose to make a luscious Peach Tomato Caprese Salad that I adored. So, so good and so easy to make! Some of the zucchini went into a bread that I didn’t like. After I fainted from shock, because I never thought such a bread existed, I made these crispy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Tots. And they were yummy.
I Figured Out Trump’s Hair
Yup, it’s cat hair. The other day I was brushing the Max Man and I realized his fur looked just like the Orange Man’s hair. And after apologizing profusely to Max for the insult, I decided to sell MaxE’s hair for a billion dollars to him. It sounds like a fair price to me.
I’ve been having an issue with getting water in my ears when swimming. I tried ear plugs but I lost one. (I have weirdly tiny ears) So I bought a swim cap in hopes that will help. And a new beach towel. And new pool flip flops. And … I still don’t want to exercise.
But I did … after a lot of arm flapping (which counts as exercise in my world), teeth gnashing, moaning, whining, tears and lame excuses.
Favorite Cat Funny
This made me laugh way too hard.
One of my co-workers had a cat who loved to sit on her husband’s lap while he used the toilet. Otherwise, not so much. Cat logic just cannot be rationalized.
More Cat Memes
This is my happy place.
Yes, I spend too much time collecting funny memes but they make me happy!
Ummmm … guilty?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this too.
I don’t think I have ever loved a dog more.
I’m so freaking immature but fart jokes, memes and whatnot always make me laugh.
Best Heartwarming Story
This is the story to come back to again and again when you’re in the dumps, whether it’s life in general or you turned on the news and got depressed after five minutes.
This happy, rescued dog hasn’t stopped smiling since he found his forever home and even a self-proclaimed #CrazyCatLady finds him adorable! Read his story, here.
I’m weird and not ashamed to admit. 🙂 How about you?