LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fridays Are Golden


Labor Day Weekend is upon us.  The end of August and the accepted end of summer.  Our weather has been hot and very humid.  Miserable to say it in one word.  So the Golden Girls take advantage of the air-conditioned house.  They do not do well in the humid heat.


 
Last week it was a chair rung.  This week it's the stone hearth.
Makes you want to wake her up to prevent a crick in the neck.

 
 
 
Open-faced hot dog sandwich

 
 
 
For once Ellie has more than her share.


I hope you will enjoy this long weekend.  Even retired folks like us still love the three-day weekends.

In these days of hot rhetoric, it is wise to stay grounded.  Marcus Aurelius provides this timely quote:

"Everything you hear is an opinion, not a fact.  Everything you see is a perspective, not the truth."

 
 
HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!!
 
 


15 comments:

Tara Crowley said...

My Mt. Airy friend will be going back there soon -- I hope she is prepared for the heat.

Love the dog sandwich! And the cool-seeking bodies which know 1.) bathroom floors 2.) stone hearths.

Excellent quote, and one I needed today. The world is too much with me.

robin andrea said...

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

troutbirder said...

You just don't run across that many bloggers quoting a philosopher emperor these days. And for that quote, I thank you....:)

The Bug said...

Coincidentally, we're having hot dogs for dinner tonight (ours won't be quite as furry - ha!).

Ms. A said...

It's miserable here, too. I'm ready for some cooler weather, although I can't believe September is knocking on the door.

Enjoy your weekend!

NanaNor's said...

Happy Labor Day weekend to you too.
Love the girls-I'm surprised snuggling doesn't make them even hotter. The quote is a great one.
Hugs, Noreen

Arkansas Patti said...

Have a good one and hopefully a cooler one. Our summer just got here.

Cicero Sings said...

Got back from visiting Mither in time for the Labour Day weekend. We have been getting some long needed rain. Yay! I will stay safe and tucked up in my own dear home.
Love your girls and how comfortable they make themselves.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wishing all four of you a nice weekend too. The humidity really does suck the life out of you. :)

XO

KB Bear said...

I hope that you have a great weekend, and that the weather turns better. I loved the quote (and seeing the Golden Girls).

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend too!!

kks said...

we've had hot humid weather here the last week...woke up this morning and opened the windows! finally fresh air! my dogs don't tolerate the heat well either...
have a wonderful weekend....love the quote!
xoxox

Mary Lee said...

Ouch! that first picture makes MY neck hurt. Dogs can really do some strange positions. Our girl Scout's favorite sleeping pose is "road kill" with her legs straight up in the air. We see much more of her underside than we'd prefer.

Some of the leaves are falling here and my neighbor's Maple has even started turning, but it's icky hot. We need rain now. Strange summer.

Ginnie said...

You have a wonderful last day of the Memorial Day threesome tomorrow. I am waiting for the time that I can turn off the air conditioning and just keep the windows open...soon I hope. I'll bet your girls will like that too.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.
The dogs are together because Lucy always wants to lie with Ellie. That particular bed is near an A/C vent so it isn't hot there at all.

Troutbirder - I've been fascinated with Aurelius for years.

Mary Lee - I have no idea why she puts her head on such hard objects but it never seems to bother her.