And It’s Not Even Summer Yet…

Houston’s temperature reached 100 degrees on Thursday, setting two records.

It marks a record high for the day — the prior record was 97. It also marks the earliest date the city’s temperature reached the century mark. Before Thursday, Houston had hit 100 degrees on June 10, said Paul Lewis, National Weather Service meteorologist.

More hot weather is expected for the rest of the week.

Both Friday and Saturday will be sunny with high temperatures in the 90s.

via After hitting 100 degrees, don’t expect relief | Houston & Texas News | – Houston Chronicle.

Today was hot. Tonight has not improved a lot. But there is hope…Tropical happenings in  the Gulf, rain in Louisiana moving west this evening… Maybe we can expect some relief this weekend.

Small Stones…

Kaspa & Fiona have taken over my blog for today, because they
need our help.

They are both on a mission to help the world connect with the world
through writing. They are also getting married on Saturday the 18th of

For their fantasy wedding present, they are asking people across the
world to write them a ‘small stone’ and send it to us using this form. You can also post the stone on your blog, or facebook or on twitter using the #aros hashtag.

A small stone is a short piece of observational writing – simply pay
attention to something properly and then write it down. Find out more
about small stones here.

If you’re willing to help, we’d love you to do two things:

1) Re-post this blog on your own blog any time before June the 18th and
give your readers a chance to hear about what we’re doing. You can
simply copy and paste the text, or you can find the html

2) Write us a small stone on our wedding day whilst we’re saying our
vows and eating cake, post it on your blog, and Wedding Small

You can find out more about our project at our website, A River of Stones., and you can also read our blog at A River of Stones.

We also have a July challenge coming soon, when we’ll be challenging
you to notice one thing every day during July and write it down.

Thank you for listening, and we hope we’ll be returning from our
honeymoon to an inbox crammed with small stones, including yours.

Kaspa & Fiona


Reflect on the fact that we have just this one life. Stay with this thought for as long as you can bear. What is important to you? What do you want to do about it?


How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. ~Annie Dillard

via Writing Our Way Home blog: One life. Live it..

I am always amazed when my morning muse leads me to such an insightful post…

One Life. Live it.

Thanks Fiona…

the ramblings of my brain over that first cup… and other meanders