Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What's on YOUR workdesk this Wednesday (# 117)

The weather is the big topic here. As of Tuesday, we have had 49 days of 100 degree F or hotter temperatures. Today (Wednesday) we will tie the record of 50 days, which started when we topped 100 F on May 8. As we gear up for the hottest summer on record (we only need today and tomorrow to break the all-time record set in 1936), I am taking my workspace



Linkoutside to my back patio. I actually shot this around 10 am my time Tuesday. I like how the sun spotlights the journal I am working on before the day gets too hot to appreciate being outside. I will let my blog readers know on Friday if we broke the record on Thursday. This in a year where many of our daily records were broken.


And for those of you who want a rocking horse or three, here are some from my office.

Now I know that Julia will be much cooler at Stamping Ground, because most of my British friends are enjoying the much cooler end of summer, so please hop on over and see her, her desk, and the rest of the links this week. BTW 105 F is 40.56 C.

51 thoughtful remarks:

Create With Joy said...

Happy WOYWW - love your photos and hope you get a break in the hotness SOON!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

voodoo vixen said...

You must be heartily sick of the heat by now... we have had it pretty warm (nothing like yours though) and then today I wake up to 12 degrees C... well!! That was a bit of a shock to the system and I hope that its not an indicator that summer is over... can't think about shovelling snow again just yet!! Looking forward to seeing your journal pages... what does Bleubeard think of the heat? My two tend to turn back into Saudi cats and stretch out and sleep it away!!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I don't like hot weather, as it is, but over 3 months of it.....your nerves are made of steel, I'm sure of it. You know we had a visitor from Sweden and I was feeling uncomfortable thinking about living for three months out of the year with almost no daylight....that would be a piece of cake next to three months of a 100 degrees. I hope it breaks soon and you get a period of cool before you get the cold.

Anonymous said...

E, your heat is a killer. But you have gone this long so yo might as well enjoy the record that I know you will get.

xx Rachel xx

jude said...

Well hun im sure youve broken the record.Here on uk think worst summer since 1973 ,miserable as this is reported the last day of summer .God only knows whats in store for Autumn/fall.
Glad youve been able to find a wee cool place to craft.
fingers crossed the temps begin to fall....maybe over to uk?...lol
Have fab wednesday
hugs judex 20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good grief, Charlie Brown - that's a humdinger of a heatwave. You must have looked at that forecast and thought 'Yay, down to a freezing 97 degrees F in a couple of days time - break out the winter woollies' !! The US is having its fair share of extreme weather this year, isn't it? Is it an El Nino year or what?? Hope you and Bleubeard are taking it easy and eating lots of ice cream :D xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow its more like winter here, summer has been crap!! great piccies, of to kenya next week, yeaaa hope to see some sun as well as animals, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Tertia said...

We are nearing the end of Winter here, tomorrow is Spring day!! YAY!!! I think it has been the coldest winter I can remember. Can't wait for the warmer days.
Enjoy working outside.
happy WOYWW!

Helen said...

i really feel for you - hope if you beat the record you then start to feel the benefit of cooler weather. I am amazed you have been able to do anything all summer. Take care.

Annie said...

I can't imagine doing anything in that heat let alone crafting.
A x

sasa said...

Funny that...just starting to dig out my gloves for the chilly mornings... Hope it's bearable and the journalling thoughts flow...
Thanks for the peek! Sarah (at 4)

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Love the picture of your journal. I'm in Britain and it's freezing. I'm taking the kids to a fun day at the local school I've hadvto dig out the winter hats and gloves. It's usually warmer than this, we haven't had much of a summer this year.

Julia Dunnit said...

Julia Cool here - and not just in weather...I like to think that depsite my mumsy appearance age and demeanour, I am actually, cool. Delusionally so! Gosh I love the thought of sitting on your porch with dappled sunlight and a journal for company. I realise the heat is exhausting, but let me have my fiction!

JoZart said...

Wow! you must be well cooked, roasted and turned by now and ready for the frosting! It's is peculiar how the grass is always greener.... we'd like some warmth and you some of our cool temp. We put the central heating on y'day!
Yes! a great time was had here with Donna and the compressed air (via a can which is intended to air blast dust from cameras, keyboards etc.,) was used to splat drips of alcohol inks on glossy card artistically for backgrounds. It's really good fun to do with spectacular results.
Love JoZarty x

Cathy said...

Fab 'office' - I can't beleive how hot it is there ... I would have wilted by now. Love the ickle rocking horses.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Sharne Davies said...

I could not stand the 100 degree heat and have enjoyed the summer in the UK. Could be that I am not working so could take advantage of the goo weather without having to sit in an stuffy office. well done for keeping your sanity...... Happy crafting Sharne

Margaret said...

Oh my, it's certainly been a long long summer for you all, I just hoping it's going to break soon, stay cool Mx

KatzElbows said...

When it comes to weather, we're never happy are we? I hated summers in New York; now I'm back in Manchester I miss them!

I love the natural spotlight; it's like nature approves of your work!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow..you do have HOT temps in Ks. Was North of you 2 wks ago and saw some bad destruction from huge hail. Most of the crops are gone. Have classmates from your area too. Rain is on its way for us, but a little too late for any help for the crops.
Have fun, Enjoy WOYWW

apaperbear said...

Wishing you cooler weather my friend!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

MM dear melted Ekzabeth i thought it was fot in Oz, but tis truly very very hot over there - admittedly inland it is as hot as that and more day after day but thankfully dont live the. I just adore the two weeny rocking horses..how many do you have? have seen quite a few over the weeks and months of WOYWW! and thanks for sharing and popping over. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

Ann B said...

Well you are right about UK having 'the cooler end of summer' - positively shilly enough here for the central heating. Still the sight of your workspace and rocking horses brings a little sunshine

see you there! said...

Good that you found a little spot to work that wasn't just melting. The heat must be pretty tiresome by now.

Wishing you cool....

Darla

NatashaMay said...

You really do have it hot there. :) And I thought I was going to melt. :) I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing to break the record. But good luck with it! :)

Theresa Plas said...

A tall glass of your iced tea would be the perfect accompaniment!

angelfish said...

I really don't know how you have managed in the extreme heat without any let up. The temperatures have been autumnal here for a while. I love the shady spot to work on your journal.

Sarah Anderson said...

Cooler and wetter end of the Summer here! Looks like a great place for a bit of journalling there though :)

butlersabroad said...

Oh but look at Friday! Below 100!! Yeah, you'll be doing the happy dance lol. I wouldn't worry about it too much now, you know the snow will be here soon! We're officially a month ahead with our weather, we got August weather in July, September weather in August and we're all concerned about the rest of the year.... does this mean an extended fall or an early winter??

Hugs
Brenda 72

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I was wondering if you guys had continued to close in on the record! I just find it so hard to believe that we have cooler temps here in the south but we are averaging at around 92 for the high and very pleasant low 70's in the mornings...I'm looking forward to hearing you talk about cooler weather....it HAS to happen at some point, right?

Elizabeth said...

Now isn't that just like the thing - you're ready to celebrate (?) the hottest summer since 1936 and we are shivering in our coldest for 16 years here in Scotland. I wish there was a way of evening things out for us. Got my weekly fix of rocking horses but where's Bleubeard in all this - keeping cool I hope. Elizabeth x #51

Kirsty.a said...

Keep cool!!
Kirsty #58

Angie said...

I did not woyww this week but am dropping by a few friends... not sure how you are coping with the heat ....but now you have gone this long maybe it would be great to beat the record. Those are cute RH'sxx

Doone said...

I actually splatted ink all over Jo until I got the hang of the compressed air!

make sure you drink plenty and I will look out for the record breaking blog post,


thanks as always for your following and comments E.

Dx

The Crafty Elf said...

It sure has been a hot one this summer! We've got the heat hear too in Southern Ontario but not close to your record. We've recently had a few much cooler days and I was up north last week and saw a few changing leaves. Fall is almost upon us now with cooler weather in store. Hope it cools down for you soon. Lovely little horses too!

Marilyn Rock said...

You are a very strong woman! That kind of heat for that long would put me over the top! Although my nerves were over the top on Sunday with Irene. What we have to endure!

Anyway; thoughts of you and I wish things would cool off, there, for you. Love your rocking horses and your Buttermilk tea sounds wonderful! xxoo

Spyder said...

ohoooo more lovely rocking horses and!!! it's sooohot where you are, I wasn't going to say, but wellll, coudn't not, could I!!
I AM doing a book, honest, but...I made such a hoohay of the first three!!! but I'm getting better!
(Lyn)

okienurse said...

Oh Elizabeth we have a cold front a coming and I will be gone! I hear that starting Sunday we will be in the 90's and maybe high 80's. Maybe the start of a fall decline! I wish we could have shared this heat and dry weather with our friends. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie

Alisonw30 said...

Hope you and the rocking horses are keeping cool! 100 degrees is a bit hot, but wish we could have had a bit more heat during the miserably wet summer we have had in the UK! x

Neil said...

Hi there. Lovely to see all the creativity this week, Never managed to visit last Wednesday and I missed it! Hope you have a lovely blessed week and it gets a bit cooler for you.

RosC said...

Oh my, that's HOT! Sounds a bit like 2009 when we had the Black Saturday fires here in Victoria. Poor Mother Earth.
The little rocking horses are very sweet.
Looking for the hot post...
Ros. (117)

Kezzy said...

Oh wow that is hot, not sure I could cope with that much heat. Love the journal, I have bought Kate Cranes dvd and follow her blog, shes really inspirational. I sent the little rocking horse charms on the 12th August, in an envelope, I filled in this over seas gift form but the post officer worker said that I shouldn't need to, I have a feeling its stuck at customs. I will it another two weeks and if you don't receive them I have another one which I will send but this time I shall fill the form in and send it recorded so I can trace it. :-) kezzy x

Tuire Flemming said...

Your journal page looks great! That heat is unbelievable... we here in the southern Finland have now about 15°C - autumn is coming, and then the long, long winter... :(
Tuire xx (missed the woyww this week)

Lizzybobs said...

loving your crafty space and your journal page - thanks for sharing lv and ((HUGS)) Liz

Sarah said...

Now that's hot. Too hot for me I'm afraid, I've just about been coping on our 'hot' days. Don't blame you for moving outside to work on your journal, which looks great btw

Penni said...

I do like a bit of sunshine, but that is way too hot for my liking.

Hugs
Penni
X

Craftgirl said...

I would like a bit of your weather though it is a good day here in the UK today. Your journal looks fabbo. Thanks for sharing.
Carol C

Minxy said...

thanks for stopping by, i can hardly believe were in sept either!
lovely journal page, TFS

Crafting Time said...

Crumbs it must be difficult to keep going in heat like that! Your journal looks interesting I dont blame you for moving outide!
This is my first visit to your super blog, please pop by and see mine. I am looking forward to seeing what you will create for next week, thats if you can manage it lol.
Helen x

Sue from Oregon said...

Yep, the strangest weather ever! So cold here in the NW except this last week. Now we have been around 75-80 then back up to 100 this weekend. It has been COKD here...so unusual!

karen said...

Oh dear, that is to hot for me, I don't know how you are coping for so long at these temperatures! I hope it will cool down a bit for you very soon.
Your journal looks fantastic and as always I love the rocking horses!
xoxo Karen

sandra de said...

I love how you have captured the sunlight on your journal pages. A wonderful cyber connection i.e. both busy working on our journals even though we are thousands of miles apart. Just makes me smile.