Thursday, May 24, 2012


It's really damn hot around here, y'all.  I think it's supposed to be 91 degrees on Monday.  For those of you just joining us, we do not have air conditioning in any part of our house, nor do we have enough electricity to have any.

And this year, I don't even have the dubious comfort of my beloved gin and tonics.  Downer.

However!  I have found something that while not at all like a G&T--in that it has no inebriating effect whatsoever nor the delightful tang of quinine--is still quite refreshing and at least a change from plain water.

Sparkling lemonade: Juice from one lemon, a little simple syrup, and seltzer from my unlimited supply.  Plus ice, of course.  Beer mug optional.  Cat totally unnecessary.

Cubby prefers to hydrate with watermelon.  And no nice, neat little cut-up cubes either; he wants the full-on, drip-down-your-face, coat-you-with-sticky-juice slice.

Which is why he eats it outside, immediately before bathtime.

The long holiday weekend starts tomorrow, duckies.  Load up on your refreshment of choice, and have a good one.


Sherry said...

Nothing better than an ice cold gin and tonic with lots of fresh lime juice on a hot summer day! Don't worry, it won't be long before you can enjoy this again!

Phoo-D said...

Looks marvelous, including the watermelon! We are supposed to hit 90 degrees here tomorrow. I'll have to break out the ice too!

Anonymous said...

Lem oh nade....yum!
Back atcha on the fun long weekend...wait..everyday is a weekend for you ! Beth

Anonymous said...

Cat unnecessary? Are you kidding me? Cats are always totally necessary! Just ask them...

Before adjourning for the weekend--thank you and honors to those who have served, and those who now serve. And to their families.

Anonymous said...

I like the two guard dogs in the background of the Cubby picture. Mary in MN