TOTALLY DISTRACTED


These past few weeks I have been totally distracted.. with the heatwave that descended upon us in all it’s fury I was already a melting mess…you simply cannot function when you are so hot .

The house is normally not to bad over summer but day after day with temps around 43-45 c well eventually that heat just doesn’t leave. It would be nice to wear a thin dress and bare feet but too many things make that impractical. The need to be able to get up and go if a fire is nearby, snakes, well you get the picture.

The worst of it is my poor garden..it has been watered incredibly well but this heat…in a 20 minute period my beautiful white roses turned to Pot pourri..literally crumbling in my hands..Salvias, snapdragons, daisies, artichokes, figs, zucchinis, catnip, lavender…the list goes on..weeks of TLC down the gurgler…to say it is disheartening is an understatement.

POT POURRI

POT POURRI

POOR SALVIA

POOR SALVIA

While I have been melting and watching my garden dissolve and listening to the scanner for fires I have been working on things for the CWA.

I have been setting up a blog for our Branch as I am the only one who really blogs..this has been a lot harder than anticipated and we have had many meetings and discussions with various ladies from different branches in the area..

The design that at first was decided on I must confess to not really liking, I felt it was not bright enough and had some very different ideas, these ladies are amazing , I have explained my ideas and what I think we need to do to bring our organisation more ladies to it..this I think will be done with a bright catchy header and  a mix of information and fun!

So I was given the go ahead to take the bull by the horns and run with my ideas…some of these ladies are a good 20 years older than I and really keen to learn! So I re-did the whole thing..this has involved hours upon hours of sorting through my pictures that I thought were apt, touching them up to add some more colour and designing the header in a friendly and inviting way.

Also we have some fun bloggie events coming up that have had me pizapping until my eyes were ready to pop 🙂 …and the damn heat!!

Today we have had a mild day..hideous wind and some scary fires around all controlled now …I had an appointment this morning for an ultrasound so had been Fasting( which gets me cranky)  and then back to finally continue with this CWA blog…spent hours again..lost some work..found it again…and finally finished and got the newer and I think poppier Blog up and running..also got the pictures sorted for the cards I want to print out for the CWA with our blog address on them…phew….then finish fine tuning the xmas meeting minutes, the syllabus meeting minutes and do a blog post for the fur babies…

So I am going to have a mini me break for a day maybe..i need to recoup..my garden needs help while these two days ahead are cooler…the ironic thing is I have yet to do another post on the CWA blog….spent more time on the design…I will mull on it I think..

I am going to have a drink and head to bed.. tonight will be a doona night…thankyou !!!

The sooner this Summer says goodbye the better.

 

 

72 thoughts on “TOTALLY DISTRACTED

  1. I feel the same way about winter. I have been waiting for the weather to warm up a bit and at the same time stay dry so I could ride my bike again. I finally got my wish this week and now I am sick. Oh well, nothing lasts forever.

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  2. you poor thing. I honestly think that excessive heat is worse than the cold. At least with the cold we can be cozy and dress warm, with excessive heat there just isn’t much that you can do. You DESERVE a break. Relax, do something good for you….xoxo

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    • Thanks sweets..it’s been bliss today! 26c perfect..the wind though OMC never had a whole day with wind this bad…fire trucks everywhere…sheesh….I agree in winter I moan but I can get rugged up stoke the fireplace grab a feline 😉 then I complain about luggin wood in..hahahaha 🙂 I need a day..my bits will break otherwise 🙂 have a good one sweets hugs to you and all your beebees 😉 Bev xxxxxxxx

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  3. How sad that all your flowers turned into a pot pourri. I can’t imagine such a heatwave, we had no summer here since years. But maybe we should be satisfied with that what we have, to much heat is as hard to bear as the cold and the rain every day.

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    • I agree Easy the cold wet wintery weather can be just as horrible! in winter my garden got frostbite….now it’s toasted…but I talk to my flowers and ask them to hang in there..i will see if they heard or are deaf 😉 xxxx

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  4. Hope you are okay my friend. You know I worry about you. I’m not a huge fan of the heat myself. I do hope that you get some relief soon of some cooler weather. Remember to breathe! XOXO – Bacon

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  5. A work colleague of mummy’s has just come back from holiday in Oz and she was telling us how hot it was out there. Craziness! Praying for some cooler weather for you. I did try to huff and puff some our rain clouds over to you but I think they dried up en route

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    • Dang I think they may have sweet Misaki! if mummies friend was in Victoria I am sure she is glad to be home!!! hahaah…we have had a couple of cooler days..but more hades heat coming arghhhhh ! hugs Fozziemum xxx

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  6. bev…that sucks ….sorry about your beautiful garden, I can relate..two summers ago we had drought…bad…lost a lot of landscaping that year…the worse was my back yard spruce….and I think it wood have been alright but for the D spider mites….I hope you get rain….soon…..laura 🙂 XXXX

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    • Oh don’t it make your brown eyes blue Laura 🙂 especially when they are so much work and love…and yep we had locusts take out whatever the heat didn’t get last season…then winter was damn cold for here but no rain so they got frost burn…need a giant Stephen King style dome!!!! hugs Bev xxx 🙂

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  7. You go ahead and take a break any time you need Fozziemum, I don’t think there is a person in blogland that wouldn’t understand, what with everything you have been going through lately! Good luck with your projects 🙂 Big Hugs

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    • Winters are just as destructive for some areas too..the snow people OS are getting is crazy!! and as much as I hate winter..i can rug up and stoke the fire..can;t strip anymore off me or I would be naked bwahahah 🙂 better these last two days thanfully but the heats coming back..arghhhhh 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

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  8. i totally agree with you. Here in Queensland we haven’t been getting the horrible heat waves you have been getting down South, but it has been a horrible, scary summer most places. i’m pretty much ready to kick it out the door.
    I can’t work on my place in the middle of the day. It’s very dry although we have been getting some slight showers which is a relief. Trying to keep my favourite plants alive by bucketting long distances from the dam is hard work, esp since the little top dam dried up.
    Chin up, Autumn will soon be here.

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  9. So odd, and wonderful in its way, to hear about heat and forest when we have had flooding after flooding and hurricane force winds.

    I’ve always heard Hawaii has the perfect temperature, an even 70f or 21c all year. Sounds about perfect to me. Still have the hurricanes. And you’d have to become a Yank. Hmmm… 🙂

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        • Hahahaah don’t blame the Amercians for questioning us…we have sent some pretty nice actors over who have soon become the ‘ugly’ Australian……. but oh baby..sun sand surf…don’t threaten me with a good time 😉

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          • Oh I meant only the WEATHER sounds right! I’m still annoyed that if I wanted to take my hubby to the US to stay, it would take years of him having to ‘go back home’ every few months before they would believe he wasn’t using me for a US passport. I think both of us would have an easier time moving to your country – despite my entire lack of any ‘real’ skill 🙂 He’s an IT dude, I’m sure he’d be mostly okay?

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            • How annoying indeed…most likely you would have an easier time..i have no skill…and I live here bwahaaaha 🙂 I think we are pretty good at allowing people a chance to live here ..as long as you can stand the heat!! 😉

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  10. Wows, I’m exhausted just readin’ this!!! I sure hopes it cools down for you. Nothing worse than your garden dyin’…just ask Ma. She feels your pain!
    I hopes you can have a break soon, butts that is just wonderful what you are doin’ with the bloggie..I’m sure everyone is just so grateful!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥
    pees: Ma will send some margaritas!!! BOL

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    • Oh Margaritas…yes please!! then I can see my garden through margarita coloured glasses bwahahaha 🙂 the heat has calmed today also but is on it’s way back..like a relative you thought had moved interstate!!
      Lovies Fozziemum xxxx

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  11. Sorry about your garden. I feel your pain. I lost 3 small bottle brush and a camellia.
    Gardens are getting covered with sheets, tablecloths, anything here in Northcote. Love your new blog. I think there is secretly 2 of you to do all you are doing. Also I agree with you this year, Summer can rack off asap!

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    • No not the camellias and bottlebrush….my daughter is inner city and in a swelt too..it’s so damn frustrating..even like you said the natives are struggling!! Summer can hit the road the sooner the better!! And thankyou for the visit to the bloggie..it has been pretty fraught …I wish there was 2 of me…there might be if I melt bwahahah thank goodness yesterday and today is milder but that wind yesterday was unbelievable!!.it just didn’t quit…so now I am cleaning……..;)

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    • I agree Bailey temperate everywhere would be lovely!! however we would then throw the balance out for all sorts of creatures…enough of that down here with the sharks..grrrrrr ..Hugs Fozziemum xx

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  12. AAARRRGGGHHHHHH I am ready to run off into the wilderness of snow screaming on your behalf Bev!!!!
    Good luck with the CWA blog….sounds like you are pouring (quite literally) heart & soul into it!!
    I must ask…what is a DOONA????
    i could look it up but I’d rather ask you 😉
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xxxxxx

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  13. it is really cold here but i do not want your heat either. You live in a beautiful place even with the wilting flowers and grass.
    Have a wonderful week end coming up way to fast.

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    • Thankyou it is beautiful..dry but it will bounce back 🙂
      I hope you get some warmth soon a lot of people are having miserable weather…stay warm and you have a great week what’s left of it 🙂

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    • Yes you guys are getting hammered by horrible storms!! we can see the damage on the news..hard to believe it’s the same world sometimes! stay warm safe and snuggled and sending the big orb your way…we don’t really want it anymore! xxxxx

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