I love these beautiful, hot, sunny days. I got up early yesterday and went to the ranch to spend some time with Apollo. After a fabulous ride, I gave him a nice bath. I drove home, stopping to pick up my iced vanilla latte from Starbucks, with the music blasting and the sunroof open. When I got home, the girls and I washed the car and hung out in the front yard with the neighbors and their son who is Viola's age.
We then headed to the pool for a couple hours of swimming before dinner. Avery is finally swimming a little with her head up and out of the water. She jumped off the diving board and I missed catching her as she went into the water, but she kicked herself up to the surface- bad mommy!! I would have gotten her if she hadn't come up on her own. Still, I thought it was pretty cool that she got herself up from so far under. Avery practiced jumping in from the side and swimming to me- almost all the way out to the middle of the pool. She's getting good. Viola, well, she finished her second session swimming lessons and has moved up another level. She was beginner 2, so whatever comes next. She's learning to 'freestyle', we're working on getting her to turn her head and actually breathe. She also did a backwards cannonball off the diving board.
When we got home, we hung out mroe with the neighbors. Matthew came over to show us his bubble gun and the kids rode scooters on the sidewalk in front of our houses. I cleaned the rest of the plums off the plum tree. We had some of those aidell sausages for dinner and leftover ribs (mmm!). Dean and the girls played some Twister while I finished up a project for work.
Today is going to be even hotter, they're estimating up to 100 in parts of the East Bay. Apollo is getting the day off, both because of the heat and because he's been worked pretty hard almost every day since Wednesday and I could tell the guy was getting worn out yesterday. I think you'll probably find us at the pool today. In fact, I think I'll try to be there when the gates open- get myself a nice chaise lounger. Otherwise it's the usual... laundry, picking up the house, getting some work done that's due, oh, you know, last week.
Work has been pretty hectic lately. Even though I had a whole week this week of working from home and not having to drive to visit any clients, I had about 4 presentations due. I'm presenting at a client in St. Helena on Wednesday and I'll be at an industry dinner on Tuesday night, so I'll probably stay over in Napa. Of course the Hilton is booked so I may end up in some 'inn' which might be a scary proposition. Well, you know me, livin' life on the edge. Ha!
Does anyone else get annoyed when their husband doesn't get a haircut? Dean is starting to look like one of the Beatles and it's driving me crazy. Get your hair cut man!! Or I'm going to bring home the horse clippers(aka sheep shears) and do it myself!!! Leave your socks on the bedroom floor, take a nap on the couch while we're all trying to get ready to go to the pool, but for goodness sake get your hair cut!! It's not like I'm asking him to get a manicure or something. Geez.
Ugh. And I would be getting my period right now if I didn't have my mirena iud- which I love dearly. However, how do I know I'd be getting my period? Gee, could it be the fourteen zits that have taken up residence on my forehead and chin? Could it be the shopping trip to Trader Joes in which I bought ginger snaps, fruit jellies, peanut butter pretzels, ganache cake and forgot the milk, bread and cereal? Hmm...