In other news, I've now fixed a real meal on my stove (not just ramen noodles but a beef/tomato/veggie one-pot). Other than it coming out a little bland because after the fifth time running downstairs for yet one more lid, bowl, knife, etc, I was too lazy to go get more of the spices I needed and I didn't have a clue where the ones I needed had got off to. But salt and pepper and a hefty handful of shredded cheese on top helped. (I would have loved to have added sriracha but hubby and Dink aren't fans of hot and spicy like I am, alas). I also fixed a summer salad of cucumber, tomatoes and sweet onions in a vinaigrette to go with it. Yum.
After a week and a half of dry weather, the rain is back today. August usually is our hot and dry month, but since last night there's an inch and a half in the rain gauge. We usually have to top off the pool several times a summer, because water evaporates and gets splashed out as we swim, etc, but this year we've actually had to drain off excess at times.
No swimming today, though. Too much lightning!