Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my rocks and rockettes!  How are you?  It got so cold here that the furnace kicked on.  The sun said, “summer,” but the wind said, “Ha!”  Looks like tonight’s going to be the coolest of the week.  It also looks like a cool week, with a small chance of making it to 80 and plenty of chances to make it into the 60’s.  I hope that’s the weather we get.  I haven’t turned on the air-conditioning yet this season.  And it IS the humidity more than the temperature.  Unfortunately, I’ve inherited the Zoltar family’s propensity to perspire profusely when the humidity is high.  I have a friend who married a frog.  He never sweats, no matter how hot it is and how hard he’s working, he stays dry.  That’s why I’ve nicknamed him The Frog.  My friend is not pleased.  I’ve told her she must be doing something wrong because no matter how she kisses The Frog, he never turns into a Prince Charming.  Or even Prince Pleasant.  Say, you don’t suppose she’s gay…?

The weather, the weather, the weather.  It was more or less marvelous for the 4th of July weekend; for the parades and fireworks and picnics and campouts.  I’ve a different friend who says he’s already watering part of his lawn and garden.  Certainly, we’ve had enough rain/sleet/snow/hail recently to maintain a lawn.  Right?  Or do we need more summer deluges before the season goes dormant in August and kicks back on in September?  The weather is almost never perfect for something you want to grow locally in season.  The long-range outlook is good as long as you can irrigate your crops.  That means your front and backyards, and the fields, too. 

No matter what we do or don’t do, prices for some items will occasionally skyrocket, primarily due to weather-related shortages.  I believe in sustainability and proper soil management.  That minimizes the shortages, but there is always a shortage of some kind, and customers wondering if it isn’t BS to boost the bottom line.  Who knows?

Unfortunately, I’ve become quite cynical about the intentions of the average person. And I’ve definitely become more careful about my surroundings at all times.  I still go where I used to go, but now I’m much more careful.  Indoors and outdoors.

I’m much more vigilant of what I say and when and where.  I assume that politicians are crooks.  And as they climb the crooked ladder to “success,” they are ruthless.  Murder, for sure, and probably torture, too.  This is so unfortunate.  I used to trust and respect politicians and police.  It took years of beating it out of me to finally realize that it’s ALL about money, ALL of it.  I was the naïve idiot who was the last to figure it out.  I wanted so much to believe in at least some shred of decency in our government, but I found none.  Here there is no honesty.

Oh, I’m sorry dears.  I was in a mood and decided to fix the government.  There is always hope.  There has to be.  I do better when I don’t think about it too much.

Here’s a GIF of a cute baby flipping the world off as he falls asleep: 

 That’s just how I feel.

Thank you, my dears, for joining me in my blog.  I love guests and readers.  Sometimes I get emotional at all the love that’s been shown me.

Who do you trust?  Ask:

Enjoy, enjoy the weather and outdoor activities.  Now’s the time to do all the stuff you wanted to do in January.  Have a great time.  I love you all.


lizardmom said...

it's ok, Mme, we all have days/periods of time when we just get into a funk. I get stuck there often.
I sleep best if I'm cocooned up in my blankets, so I have my windows open and I slept like a baby, with the vaporizer going last night. I can always put more layers on, but there's only so much you can take off :)

kkdither said...

Good morning, Madame. You ask, "Who do you trust?" That is a deep question, as it does seem at times that everyone has an agenda. I think that is why I enjoy working with kids. They are much less evil than adults. Of course, as years go by, the evil seems to be winning at a younger age. Babies and young children... the wonder, their curiosity and amusement with everything. I want that wonder, that hope. That is how you stay young.

I'm with Liz on this one. I had my bedroom window open wide last night. I love a cool room with a blanket nearby. If you listen to the weather people, they complain no matter what the temperature. 70's and low dew points... well it is summer, where are the 80's and 90's. Shush yourselves.

Thank you Madame for your weekly column. I so enjoy Wednesdays because of you. We should have a girls night out again. I've finally recovered from the last.

Tender Heart Bear said...

Madame Z- I agree with kk and Lizardmom about the weather because you never know what to expect each day so you don't know what to wear. I will be cool in the morning and the warm up in the afternoon. This is really crazy.

Beejay said...

I'm chilling in SC. Beautiful weather...heat, however, is returning!

We are accomplishing stuff while we are here! Utility tub installed, water line to refrigerator installed, trying to get quotes on our driveway...unpacking all those boxes from WI. I had forgotten what I had! We've been hanging pictures left and right. Found a crewel work for the sunroom. Love these old handwork items.

Sable is being such a good girl about not trying the steps downstairs. She peers down there and yaps at me, but doesn't try to come down.

Having fun.

OrbsCorbs said...

Dear Madame Zoltar, thank your for your blog. Have fun with the rest of the summer.