I mentioned the weather - lawdy, it's been hot. Like 105 and 106 degrees. Even the wildlife is suffering:
The poor guy was splayed out for hours! He only moved when Paco went outside to check on him. Yeah, I'm sure that's what Paco was doing, "checking" on the squirrel's health and well-being. Riiight.
This is the silly set of pictures from our day on the boat. As we were headed back to the dock, Terry told me that I should give driving the boat a try. Sure - how hard could it be? I asked John, and he gave me instructions (head for that water tower waaaayyyy in the distance, don't over correct - there may have been more, but apparently I stopped listening at that point in my eagerness to take control) and then he handed over the wheel. Well. It's a bit harder than it looks. Terry was documenting my experience on film, er, memory card, and I doubly laughed afterward to see not only my crazed panic, but the looks on Jeff's face throughout the saga. Please enjoy my boating awkwardness, and yes, I DO need to attend driver's ed for boating!
Captain John explaining how to steer - this is when I really should have paid more attention.
Goofy look is actually intense concentration as I try to keep us on course...
My face is flushing as I begin to panic because the boat is turning toward the left...what?!? And where is John? More panic as I realize he's gone below deck! Luckily Terry was right there, but she made no moves to take over, much as I needed it!
Still panicking disguised as crazed laughter; Jeff is looking a little worried there.
He's saying "why do you keep going THAT direction?" (answer: I can't help it!!!)
Now Jeff is starting to go into a fetal position...
Me white-knuckling it while Jeff is demonstrating which way I should be turning the boat!
For what it's worth, eventually I got us back on track. Then I offered the wheel to Jeff and he wouldn't take it, the big chicken! And I have to hand it to John, because you KNOW he had to have felt the boat turning as much as it was, and he didn't come rushing up get me away from the driver's seat. Terry was equally calm - I don't know how they did it. Driving the boat for a little while was fun, but all in all, I prefer to be a passenger!
Hopefully next week I will have something new for Fashion Friday. For today, you'll have to settle for another installment of Shopping With Shelley™ - this was a dress at Old Navy that Kristen had blogged about in gray, so the other day when I was out and about, I decided to try it on. Gray doesn't do much for me, so I choose the blue striped version. While I liked the colors, and how it fit from the waist down, it was too big on the top. I'm throwing my shoulders back in this picture to get the fabric to stop drooping down - and this is unusual because normally clothes are too small on top for me. I couldn't have gone down a size, though, as the dress wouldn't have fit over my hips and thighs. Oh well. The funniest thing is that when I went to her blog to get the link for the gray dress, I found that she'd bought it in blue, too! She definitely does the dress justice. :)
I'm wearing a white tank top underneath, but the shot is really overexposed and you can't see it. Darn dressing room lights!
Have a great weekend - stay cool!