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Sunday, July 19, 2009

How Can This Be??????


See that picture above?????? I took this picture of one of our clocks at about 3:12 p.m. yesterday ---on JULY 18. Now look at the picture below.





This is the big thermometer we have on our deck. Can you see the temperature????? It says 68 degrees!!!! NOW---put that together with the time. In the middle of Summer here on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, on July 18th at 3:11 p.m. in the afternoon, the temperature here was only SIXTY-EIGHT degrees. WOW---isn't that totally amazing??????

I've heard from several bloggers who are THRILLED to have a cold front in the middle of summer. Now I can add to that------ ME TOO!!!! I LOVE it. I'm not one who enjoys hot weather---so this is like a piece of heaven to me. I wish I could bottle it --and keep it for the rest of the summer!!!!!

When I woke up this morning, I immediately put on some long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Later on, I was still cool----so I put on some heavy socks. AND---tonight, they say we may have a record low temperature here. Brrrrrrr!!!! Isn't it wonderful?????? (Okay---remind me of this when I'm complaining the middle of August that it is too darn HOT!!!! ha)





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My son took this picture of Grammy with two of her grandchildren---when they visited us on Wednesday. I've already posted about this fun day---but didn't have this picture at the time. SO---I thought I'd show it today to let you know what a proud Grammy I am!!!!


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Finally, please pray for a very very very good friend of mine, Thomas A. Dunbar, from Louisiana. Tommy had a serious stroke yesterday and is in the hospital in Baton Rouge. Good thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated. He and his wife are so special to me.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,

50 comments:

T said...

I'm loving this unusual summer (as is my electric bill!). The only downside is that my veggies aren't really ripening.....but I'll survive.

What lovely grandchildren, know you are so proud!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: We have the same cold front up here yesterday but I wore shorts and a t-shirt. It was nice to get the cool weather.
The picture of the proud grammy was neat.
Let us hope Thomas does well.

Gunny said...

It has been quite cool here as well; in fact, I have the house open this morning! Many prayers going out for your friend Thomas,

Jane

Cedar said...

We get so much cold weather Sept - June here in the far north of NY that I'd really like a little warmer ... and dryer weather than we are getting. Oh well, maybe in August? We can't seem to see the end to all the rain!

Peggy said...

prayers going up. loving the temps here too!

Sandy said...

Betsy, we are going through the same thing. I currently have all the windows open in the house, and the AC is off, and it's 68 in the house!! We are having record lows here right now, I love it!! July, in the South? Yay!!!!

I was just checking in with you, to see that you are okay, I noticed I lost you as a follower, so I wanted to make certain you're still here. Glad you guys are also enjoying the unexpected cool weather, doesn't it just lift your mood? I love it!!!!!!!

Have a nice weekend.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Hey, Bets, it is 7:00A.M in the DEEP South and 63 degrees!!
We will get into the high 80s later today but I feel like I'm in the mountains right now! LOVE IT!

Tina said...

We, too, are LOVING these temps and lo humidity..but it makes me a little iffy about what is coming this winter?? Change is in the air..but will we continue to love it...

Diane C. said...

Sixty eight degrees sounds delightful! Our low today is 80. Thinking of Thomas and his family.

Arkansas Patti said...

This is just wonderful weather. I will take all of it I can get. It does kind of make you wonder what winter will be like.
I heard that the warming melts the artic ice, cooling the Gulf Stream which is what moderates our temperatures. Last time this happened, there was a mini ice age in the mid 17th century.
We are not there yet so I plan to just enjoy these Fall like mornings.
Thomas and his wife are in my prayers.

Small City Scenes said...

That is perfect short sleeve weather here. Our summer consists of low to mid 70s and a day or two, here and there warmer. At least on the west side of the mountains. East side 90s. The cool marine air does it for us.

Sweet family. MB

Small City Scenes said...

PS. Good vibes going out to thomas and his family and you also. May only good things happen now. MB

Dorothy said...

It's nice down in Mississippi, too. Good snuggling weather. ☺

Beth said...

Hi, Betsy. We had the same cold front pass through here in the North Carolina mountains, and it is delightful. My hot coffee tasted so good this morning.

I love that picture of you with your grandchildren. I can see the love.

I have said a prayer this very moment for your friend Tommy and will continue to remember him. May God bless him and his wife.

Cicero Sings said...

I too, like cooler rather than hotter!

It got down to 6C here last night ... the coolest it has been for a while.

Mingus and I are going camping with my friend up in Quesnel tomorrow so no computer for me for a while. This will be yet a new experience for the little guy.

Bird Girl said...

Yes, Betsy! The weather is crazy - it is cold here in PA, too and I am also loving it!
Your grandchildren are precious and I can tell you are a proud Grammy!
I'll pray for your friend right now while it is fresh in my mind.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Hi Betsy, we've had some wonderful days also...nice enough to work outside all day long...absolutely loving this cool spell....Have a wonderful Sunday!!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Isn't this weather wonderful?!? Feels like fall! Love the pic of you with your grandchildren - you can see the love!

Sending prayers for your friend and his family!

Judy said...

I will pray for Tommy. I love the photo with the grandchildren and I can certainly tell how proud you are of them. It was 53 degrees here this morning! I love it, too, but don't want it to get any cooler than it is now. I love the few days of cool weather though.

The Incredible Woody said...

Thanks for asking - we are home from the hospital. So far so good!!

Bj said...

Special prayers for Tommy. I'll sned his name to my prayer partners asap. The weather is nicer than any time I can remember. Windows wide open and the two nests on the front porch are filling the inside with loud and continuous callings from the four babies. The carolina wren baby is so loud its quite amazing.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I just love the cooler weather, it reminds me of the english summers I grew up with...
Lovely picture of the grandchildren, and Grammy of course:)

Rose said...

Cool here, too, Betsy. I am enjoying it also.

Nice picture of you and your grandchildren. I can tell from the look on your face that you sure do enjoy them.

Will say a prayer for your friend...

Rambling Woods said...

You know I have had a cold summer. I have on long pants and a sweater...

Grammy said...

We have the cool temps too. And I love it. Are you called Grammy too. How cool.

Rosa said...

I am LOVING this cool weather! Who woulda thunk???? xoxo

Diane said...

Enjoy the cool, Betsy. It probably won't last but you can hope.

SmilingSally said...

Brr, I would not like it this cold.

Nice photo of you and your sweeties.

Robin's New Song said...

Lovin the chill here in Mi. too, night lows in the upper 40's perfect sleeping weather! so much for global warming :-)
praying too for Thomas and family

Pat - Arkansas said...

Your friend is in my prayers, Betsy.

Yes! Loving the cooler weather. When I went out this morning before heading to church to check the feeders and refresh the bird bath, it was just 65. Almost wanted to just stay in the yard and enjoy sniffing cool air.

Don't worry... it will soon pass... unfortunately!

Connie said...

These days my ac is off & my doors are open, especially in the am. I have my first cup of coffee with a blanket wrapped around me. I love it.

Beautiful kids!! It sure looks like you guys are having fun.

My prayers for your friend.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Yes - you can tell from the photo, that you're a proud grand mother.

And, I'll send my prayers for your friend (who is probably only about 20 minutes away from me),
and his family.

Joy said...

It finally cooled down a few degrees here in Texas, but not to 68. That is unreal.
Love the picture of you and the grands. My mom is a Grammy too. I love that name.


Joy

Busy Bee Suz said...

GLOBAL WARMING?!?!?!?!?!

Prayers for Tommy.***

Love the picture..yes, you are a proud Grammy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am praying for your friends.
Cool weather is dominant this year.We have had 8 straight months with below normal teperatures.I too like the cooler weather.I can always put on more clothes,but,can only take off so many.:)
Blessings,Ruth

Kim said...

LOL Betsy, you are so funny!! I too like temps that are not too warm. My favorites are those in the 70's. Anything over that and I usually complain!

I will pray for your dear friend. I hope he recovers well.

Neas Nuttiness said...

PS - forgot to mention that it's been in the mid to high 90's here, everyday for about 2 months now. Even had a few days when it reached 100 and 101. Enjoy the cool!!!

This Country Girl said...

It's cooler here too, Betsy! We were just remarking about how unusual it is to have THIS kind of weather in the middle of July...but I'm not complaining! It's wonderful!

Love the proud Grandma picture!

Have a great week!
Tammy

Bliss said...

I'm totally celebrating this wonderful, wonderful heavenly cool weather!!!! I thought I was in another state today or something!!! Is this KY/Tn?????

Mary Isabella has something to tell you...I won't steal her tale...go ask her :)

Love the photo of grandma and her grandbabies!!!

Wendy said...

Your gramma pic rocks!!! Love it! Strange, it's cool up here in Canada too. And usually in mid-July we're almost as hot as you! I don't like the cold. Much prefer July to feel like July!
But - we all know this will change.
Hugs

Shellmo said...

Hi Betsy! I'm back! Missed you too! I knew you would enjoy a bit of that cool weather! it was cool in Michigan this week - definitely felt like fall! Loved seeing the photo of you with your grandkids - so sweet!!

Nance said...

Hi Betsy,
We've been having a cooler summer too here in upstate NY...doesn't bother me though, 70's to low 80's is perfect for me. ;)

Elaine said...

Sounds delicious to me. Right now it's 109 degrees and its 7:55 pm on Sunday night.....I kid you not! :0

Sweet pic of you and the grandchildren. :)

Kelly said...

Betsy, it is cold here in Cincy as well. Last night I needed long pants and a long shirt to bird. It was supposed to go down into the 50s!! Is that crazy or what??

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Pictures are so nice !! This is beautiful..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Darla said...

We were in the high 60's yesterday morning and this morning too!!! Yes it's a refreashing change right now. Great photo of you and your grandchildren. Prayers for your friend and his family.

Vicki ~ FL said...

You can send some of that cooler weather our way....90's STILL!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

If you like cool weather, you;d LOVE it here this summer. ;-)

Gena said...

We have been in the low 70's here and then the 50's at night. The Weather Channel says that many of the Northeastern states will be pretty mild all summer.

For us, we had a really early summer in the spring, now we are finishing spring in summer. El Nino has returned.

Love the picture of you with the grandchildren.

Daisy said...

It has been a fairly mild summer here all along so far this year, Betsy. Of course, we live farther north than you do, but it really has been quite pleasant.