Sunday, June 29, 2008

My blogging break

I haven't been around blog land much lately.   I think maybe my one faithful reader might have noticed.  In case there were two who wondered where I went, I thought I'd fill you all in.

I've been absent because we're expecting a new little blessing in January.  As par for the course for me, I've been down and out.  I'm 12 weeks now and I still have another good 12 weeks of severe morning sickness to make it through before I'm feeling just pregnant as opposed to how I feel right now, which is just sick.  In a few months I'll feel sick and pregnant.   So you can see why feeling just pregnant will be a welcome change.  LOL 

I'm not a good pregnant lady and instead of coming here to complain about how tired I am of being so sick, I just thought I'd stay away.   You can thank me later.

I'll still be sporadic in my blogging and it's not because I'll just complain. ;-)  No, it's really because I don't  feel well enough to just sit and type.  In a few months I hope to be back to my regular, spotty blogging. 

Until then, enjoy your summers and God bless you all. :)

Monsoon Storms

We're in our monsoon season which means, hot temperatures, more humidity, dust storms and high winds.  Unfortunately, it doesn't mean a whole lot of rain.

We had a storm pass through tonight at dinner.  The kids watched as this branch fell from our Eucalyptus tree.

When I was learning about the trees in our backyard I discovered that in Australia there are forests of Eucalyptus trees and they have nicknamed them Widow Makers or Widow Maker Forest or something like that.  It's been a few years now.   The trees are known to drop their limbs with no provocation hitting many unsuspecting hikers walking underneath.  I also learned the intense smell of Eucalyptus is caused from the oils inside the tree.  These trees are known to spontaneously combust in high temperatures.  As the temperatures outside heat up, the oil inside the tree also heats up and can get to a point where it just explodes.  Another reason they are known as Widow Makers.

Pretty cool tree we have in our backyard, don't you think? LOL  No wonder they've fallen from favor in landscaping yards here.