Today I feel better in the coolness of my house and was able to finish spring cleaning. Well, maybe not spring cleaning but cleaning deeper than normal and clearing and re-arranging the rooms around to make it more uncluttered. I only have one room left. I'll probably tackle it in a week or so. Work moved my days around for the holiday.
On June 2nd Cody and I spent four hours at the church fireworks stand. We stayed from 4-8 pm. We gossiped with others, and read, and ate ice cream. There was a kiddie pool to stick our feet into with a clump of ice floating in it for awhile. It felt so good. We didn't have any sales until just before we left. Fireworks are expensive!
Yesterday we went back to the stand for one hour just to visit then to Jesse's for the party. Only about 5 people showed but they were nice ones. I've never met them before and it turned out well. We played board games like Monopoly Hotel and Blokus. There was chicken and mac-n-cheese and lots of dessert. On the way home fireworks were exploding everywhere. It seems like this year there were a lot more neighborhood ones than ever before and fewer business events. The neighborhood ones were large and bright, too. Not just sparklers and whistlers but high in the sky explosions. Cody and I walked to the corner and just watched for half-an-hour. It was nice.
I have been watching a lot of reruns. With Julianna we have been watching Star Trek in order and also Longmire. With Cody, we have been watching Gilmore Girls. With Terry, we have been watching Supernatural all over again. It's a good thing I work if only to get some exercise.
I was evaluated at work today. I left with a swelled head. :D I received "exceed expectations" in almost every category and "excellent" in the others. They love me there! :D I love working there as well. Every co-worker is nice and I am surrounded by books and my boss, my boss' boss, and my boss boss boss are all awesome. I am very blessed with my job.
So Saturday I drove down to San Clemente, California. We walked the five mile loop around the small town and down the walkway along the ocean. It's gorgeous there. We went down to the end of the pier and stood awhile. As I watched some little girls yelled, "Is that a dolphin? Is that a dolphin?" Sure enough, it was. I saw a dolphin swimming around the pier. We ate at The Fisherman where I had salmon and fresh veges. The next day we went back to the beach. It was only around 74 degrees and very, very cloudy, but we stayed about five hours anyway. I walked out only ankle deep because of the cold and watched the daring, crazy swimmers. There were a lot of surfers and one paddle surfer too. Around 3 pm I thought I saw a surfer riding the waves but something was off. I kept watching and it turned out to be a seal. He or she rode the waves in and then walked further in to get out of the water. He flopped down in the sand and only raised his head when people approached too closely. I came home around 11:30 Sunday night because I had to work the next morning ie today. It was a great weekend!!
There was a huge dust storm yesterday. Winds got up to 55 miles per hour. I had to drive through it for about 40-45 minutes to pick Cody up. It was not fun. A haze lay over everything. Fortunately, I survived and now the weather is must calmer and cooler. I heard it will soon get hot too.