It’s raining!!!

Finally!! The rain is pouring down like crazy right now! 😀 I thought I would go to the dog before the rain started, but as I was getting ready, the rain began. So I’ll have to wait and see when it calms down. I have to go in an hour if not before. I heard the thunder a few times, but haven’t noticed any lightning.

I came home 10.30 pm last night and then I was back with the dog at 7 am, taking him out for a walk in the forest. I came home around 10 am. Now I should go there again and I’ll probably stay there the rest of the day. Don’t want to go back and forth so many times.

Now I have 10 granny squares, two of each color. 🙂

Going to eat something now and wait for the rain to stop.

Super heat

This is getting ridiculous… Read in the newspaper today that super heat is coming from the east, like Friday to Tuesday at least. Temperatures close to +35 C! (+95 F)

I REALLY hope the weathermen has calculated this wrong! Geez! *shaking my head*

Oh well, I guess it will be autumn one day. In October?

I’d better make some dinner now. May be I’ll even bake a mud cake! 😀 It only has to be 15 minutes in the oven, so it’s quick. Delicious with some vanilla ice cream!

I have decided to add another color to my granny square blanket; dark purple and light purple! 😀 Just because I liked those colors when I saw them in the supermarket… That means I need 60 of each color now, not 75 as before.

Have to go to my sister’s house tonight. Look after the dog. Don’t know where they went today. They are coming home on Thursday. So I will take care of the dog tonight, tomorrow and on Thursday morning. But I suppose I will sleep at home, going to the dog late at night and early in the morning to take it out for walks. May be I’ll sleep one night with the dog. Haven’t decided yet.

I’d like to take a cool shower too. I went to the supermarket in the afternoon and that was no fun in the heat.

So I’d better start making dinner now. I’ll just warm something up in the microwave. Will only take a few minutes.

I’ll bring some yarn and other supplies to the dog tonight so I can make some squares while I’m there.

Fiasco for Ferrari

Damn it!! What idiot is working for Ferrari? Why didn’t they send out Kimi one more time? They could have used a set of new white tires. That would probably have been enough. But no… They calculated that the time Kimi got on his only lap was enough to get him to Q2. Only it wasn’t. Marussia’s Jules Bianchi used the yellow tires and managed to push down Kimi to P17! 😦

And people say that it’s Kimi’s fault he sucks this year? Well, it is not the driver that decides if he has to go out one more time or not. It’s the team’s decision, 100 %! Ferrari screwed up big time today! I hope they apologize to Kimi after the qualifying! How could Kimi be able to help the team get points when they are doing these kinds of basic mistakes and having issues with the car almost all the races?

No point in watching the rest of the qualifying. Don’t really care about the other drivers at the moment.

Hamilton’s car started burning pretty badly. He’s probably P21 or P22 or may be he decides to start from the pit lane. But anyway, he has the Mercedes and one week ago, he started far back too and ended up in P3… So he won’t have any problems. It’s much worse, once again, for Kimi in P17.

I’d better go wash the dishes now and after that make some dinner. But I don’t really feel like eating anything warm in this heat. May be I’ll just boil a couple of eggs (to get some salt) and eat them with a yoghurt.

I went to the grocery store across the street earlier today and it was so hot I didn’t want to be outside more than necessary. I want thunderstorms and rain now! It’s too hot, inside and out!

The electricity was gone for 15 minutes this morning. I was watching Little house on the prairie when the TV suddenly shut itself down… Thought it was something wrong with my TV (I have an “old school TV” that takes up a lot of space), but then I tried to turn on the lamp in my room. When that didn’t work either, I realized there was no electricity.

Don’t know why the electricity was gone… Luckily it came back pretty quickly, before all the stuff in the freezer started melting.

Yesterday I started making a granny square blanket. 😀 I need 300 squares. The squares are all white (not “white white”, more like “bone white” or “cream white”) on the outer edges. The other rounds are either dark green/green, dark pink/pink, orange/yellow or blue/turquoise. One square is about 8 cm x 8 cm, so the blanket will be something around 120 x 160. But then I need a border around that too, so may be a few more centimeters. I need 75 squares of each color.

I really couldn’t make a granny square blanket where the colors are totally random. Like one square could have pink, black, dark green and white, while another square might be yellow, grey, orange and turquoise. No, never! I have to make the squares the same colors! Last time I had squares that where red/pink and blue/turquoise. This time I’m choosing four color pairs, so it will be more colorful this time. But I put four squares next to each other and I like the color combinations. 🙂

I actually made may be 10 squares a pretty long time ago, but for some reason I never continued past the 10 squares. I guess I didn’t like how the squares turned out to be. These new squares I like much better and I know I will finish the blanket this time. But I’ll save the other squares in case I decide sometime in the distant future that I want to continue with them.

I use the same yarn as the previous granny square blanket. Don’t remember how big that turned out to be.

Yesterday (and previous days too), I have gone out cycling like 9 or 10 pm. I have a route that takes 45-55 minutes, depending on how fast or slow I go. The horrible heat is gone by that time and it’s pretty nice to cycle when there’s a cool breeze. There’s a lot of people out cycling or walking or just sitting in the grass or on benches at that time. I guess we are all tired of the high temperatures.

Well, the qualifying is over now… Better go wash the dishes now. I hope the media reporters aren’t too hard with Kimi today… It really wasn’t his fault. They should jump at Ferrari instead. 😦

Hot today too

I didn’t have the energy to go cycling today. 😦 It’s too hot. I might have been able to go earlier in the evening, but I forgot. May be I’ll go tomorrow.

Whatever clothes you are wearing is too much. I walk around with a t-shirt and a pair of briefs. When I go out I put on shorts. But I have to take the shorts off as soon as I come in because of the warmth in this apartment.

Sleeping? Even the bedsheets are too warm to have over your body. A pair of briefs is all I need. I will change the bedsheets tonight before I go to bed. But there’s no point in looking for anything other than a pillowcase and the big bedsheets that cover the mattress. The other I will just end up throwing on the floor in the middle of the night. So it’s better that they are neatly folded in the closet instead.

I have tried to drink more water than I usually do during the day. And I read on the newspaper that you need some salt too, so I have made sure I eat some salty things as well.

It’s 11.20 pm, but I know I won’t be able to sleep yet.

The cat is sleeping on the couch now. A few minutes ago it was gulping lots of water from the little bowl that I have in the living room.

I did take the bicycle to the supermarket earlier today. When I came home I took a cold shower to cool down my over heated body.

It’s not even funny anymore. I want rain, thunder, storm, autumn, winter, snow!! I know, when the winter is here I will complain about the cold weather and all the snow and wish it was summer instead. 😉

My rainbow loom hook broke into two pieces today! 😦 I liked that hook! Now I’ll just have to use one of my crochet hooks. May be I should choose a metal hook this time. That might last longer. I guess I have been making too many bracelets and other things. It was bound to break at some point.

I made the hibiscus bracelet today, one with three colors (pink, yellow, purple), one with mostly red and just a little yellow in the middle. I also made two honey bee bracelets. One with red flowers, one with blue flowers.

Well, time to change the bedsheets now. Then I’ll drink some more water and try to get some sleep.


It’s +23 C at the moment. I went out cycling at 9 pm, returned 45 minutes later. It was nice cycling in the slightly cooler temperature. I mean, it’s still warm outside, but it feels cooler when the wind blows in your face and on the legs and arms. But when you stop and come in… That’s when the sweat starts dripping from the forehead and down the back… My goodness! I know it’s a little late, but I think I need a quick shower. It’s supposed to be quiet in the house from 10 pm. But I think I have read somewhere that a quick shower is okay even in the middle of the night. So I’ll just go a few minutes.

Mum and her friend left for Sweden tonight. The ship left Vasa at 8 pm. Mum will come home again on August 3rd, the day before she starts working again.

Another hot day

I had to go out with the bike today… Had to go to the employment agency. Also went to the library to read some magazines.

Now I am in desperate need of a cool shower! 😦 It was +27 in some part of town. Inside the apartment it is +29.9.

I do feel sorry for the cat. There isn’t much I can do to help him feeler cooler. Just putting bowls of cold water here and there. Trying to get him to drink. He likes to be on the balcony in the morning and in the evening, when it’s a bit cooler. During the day he likes to spend most of his time under my bed. I think it’s a little cooler there.

I hope this heat will be over soon, but I think they have expected even hotter days this week. 😦

The mail man was quick this morning! 😀 At 8.30 am I got my DVD that I had ordered online. Little House on the prairie, season 1! I’ve already watched two episodes of it.

I’ll take the shower now and then I’ll see what to eat.

A hot day

I am sweating at 10.20 pm… But may be that’s because I spend so much time outside today, in jeans. I wish I could take a cool shower, but it’s too late for that now. I will go out on the balcony in a while. I know the cat is waiting for that too. He is lying on the living room floor watching the balcony door.

My nephew Jonas had his confirmation in church today with 21 other boys and girls around his age. It was hot waiting outside of the church. It was pleasantly cool inside, because they had opened two side doors and there was a lovely breeze blowing inside. But again, it was hot waiting outside afterwards too. And then we went to my sister’s house of course for the celebration. We spent almost all the time outside in the backyard. I sat in a little bit of shadow, but it still felt very warm, especially with the clothes I was wearing. I would have wanted shorts, but I had my jeans on and a dark blue piqué shirt on.

One thing I don’t understand is, why you have to stand up so many times during the ceremony… Up and down, up and down, up and down. My sister’s sister-in-law counted that we had to stand up seven times to listen to texts or sing or whatever.

We left home after noon and didn’t come home until 5.30 pm. The ceremony in church was long. Part of it was because so many people (apart from the youngsters getting their confirmation) decided to take the communion. I didn’t. But several of the other relatives did.

We were quite many relatives. Me, mum, her friend, my sister’s family (two adults, three kids), my brother’s family (two adults, one kid), my aunt, my sister’s sister-in-law and her son, who is around Jonas’ age. Two more adults and two teenagers came later, for the celebration. So 11 adults and seven kids/teenagers. And the dog of course.

We heard the thunder a few times, but luckily no rain came.

Jonas was very handsome in his suit and tie. 😉 Inside the church, the photos that I took became dark, because of the lighting, but the ones taken outside and in his garden were pretty nice. He got four red roses and a bouquet of yellow roses. Other gifts included a watch, money and a set of forks, spoons, knives etc.

I really wanted to go home for the rerun of the German GP that started at 5.45 pm. Nico Rosberg won. But Valtteri Bottas was second today too! 😀 Now he has been on the podium three GPs in a row!! Third, second and second. The third place three GPs ago was his very first podium finish in F1. Next week they are driving in Hungary I think.

Now I’ll see if I can cool down a little on the balcony and then I’ll try to sleep, although my room is very warm at the moment, just as it has been for several weeks now!