Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

CNN Concert / 4th of July 2022

I tried out the Perrier Caffeine & Yerba Mate 11.75 fluid oz. energy drink on Saturday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. hoping it would kick in by 7:00 p.m. so I could get to my outdoor chores...boy did it! Not only did it make me even more nervous than coffee but it kept me from being able to fall asleep all night and part of Sunday 😕

Since the temperature reached 104 degrees I also tried out my Polar Hat. To activate it you need to pour water on it and then place it on your head. I do not know if it was the effects of the energy drink but it did not feel 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature like it's advertised to feel. My old beat-up cowboy hat sprayed with cool water has the same effect. The only thing I liked was that it has an adjustable strap that kept it firmly on my head with the strong winds that do not seem to want to leave the area.

I overdid the yard work and paid dearly for it Sunday and Monday and to a certain extent also today. Not as many mesquite pods will be going in the trash tomorrow and I am perfectly fine with it as we do not expect rain anytime soon.

I was very happy that there were very few fireworks popped this year...that is until last night when the people went crazy.  Do they not know we are in a severe drought? The poor animals that are outside like the cats, dogs, and horses were under stress. This went on until 1:00 a.m.

I was saddened to learn of another senseless mass shooting of all things at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. When is all this going to end? I do not think it will be in my lifetime. I have my hopes set on the younger generation.

I had to get away from the coverage and watched the CNN concerts from different locations in the United States. I have to admit that I did not know many of the performers except those from my youth like Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, and the Doobie Brothers.

I did not have my phone nearby when Willie Nelson was playing and I thought I saw a guy that looked like Beto O'Rouke in the band...sure enough it was him but I did not get to document it. I had forgotten Beto had a band when he was a young lad.

They showed firework displays from several cities including my old hometown of Houston, Texas. It brought back a lot of memories of prior Fourths. One of my dear friends recently bought a condo in the Galleria area on the eighth floor...bet she had a magnificent view!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid