Well we are finally being blasted by the first really hot day of the year, I just came back from walking Belladonna and Wiener Dog, Got up at 6 a.m. Showered, Dressed, slathered Neutrogena Sun Block at 110 level on my face and neck, got my hat and parasol and we were out to door by 7.
A good long walk allowing them to check out the fresh early morning smells and picking up their deposits, Doyle and I will walk them again at 7:30 tonight when all is cooled down, of course they have the garden as well to check on things.
I had the handyman put up the window screens two weeks ago, and I had the antique screen front door re-screened. On the back porch door I do have a regular screen door but the dogs like that magic mesh panels they can go in and out when they want, and my handy man is replacing the cloth mesh that screens the back porch.
Yes it looks like Summer is trying to come to our location, allergies are flaring, people wearing skimpy clothing, watering either very early morning or late evening (late evening best), and yesterday I could smell the scent of Bar-Be-Que wafting in the air.
Last night Doyle and I had fun going to the local Vintage Fashion Fair, "an evening in Paris" it was fun and I found a few things to add to my wardrobe, there was one velvet evening dress that was just beautiful and it had a matching hat and purse to go with it, so much to look at so much to choose. When one is at one of these events one can go just wild and I need to avoid impulse buying.
But on the way home we stopped by my brother's house to see how Coralline is doing, and got some sad news, it seems because Coralline could not do some of the projects for several classes because of her broken ankle the school admin is recommending that Coralline repeat her year come next fall, they don't want to fail her as this was an unfortunate event but these projects are required. Coralline was a bit upset but said that talking over with her English teacher it means that next Fall she can also work on the school paper as well as extra credit which would be very helpful. Her parents said that the Principal was not being harsh, just wanting for Coralline to have the best educational advantage.
Privately her mother told me that she felt it would be good for Coralline to gain more confidence and maturity by holding her back, in a way I could agree, sometimes I feel that we push children out of school far too fast when they may not be ready for some things. Sis feels the same way, too much pressure on children is not a good thing, she's been seeing too much of the after effects from such tactics.
Christopher is already focusing on college and may major in electronic engineering at San Jose U. so they are looking forward to that. So we celebrated the mixed news with homemade ice cream sundae's.
Sometime ago I wrote about a child's coffin being found under the floor of a basement in a house in San Francisco, it seems where the homes that were built the land originally was an Odd Fellows cemetery, the mystery was "who was the little 3 year old child" who laid beautifully preserved in her glass topped coffin.
After a lot of research and DNA her name is Edith Howard Cook who died on Oct 13, 1876 at the age of 3. And there is a surviving close relative who lives near by, a many times great nephew who had been putting together his family history but that Edith was a missing part. She is now interred in a Colma cemetery with a headstone with her name on it, no longer lost but now found.
Because of the heat and sun, I'm going to be researching articles about how to keep one's goth skin as pale as possible, some folks like to do a natural "bleaching" or exfoliating but I want to look more into it, Sun Block of course at it's highest level, wide brim hats, parasols of course, but more is involved so stay tuned.