Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook for August 3

These writing prompts are available from Simple Woman's Daybook where each Tuesday we're invited to join in celebrating the beauty of everyday moments around us.

FOR TODAY August 3, 2010 ...

Outside my window...



The evening temperature is 87 degrees and the humidity is dripping.

I am thankful for...
Ice cream.

From the kitchen...
It's too hot to be in the kitchen.

I am wearing...
Denim shorts and a blue stripped tee.

I am creating...
Last week I finished a sleeve for the navy blue cardigan I'm knitting and don't like the way it fits into the sweater body. Since I knit to both stitch and row gauge and followed the pattern without variation, I found this annoying and have stopped knitting completely in protest.

I'm sure this will all get resolved when the weather cools off a little.

I am going...
To "Aqua Arthritis" in an 89 degree pool tomorrow. A class "suitable for easing and unloading those aching joints while enhancing your individual fitness level."

It sounds wonderful. Will it live up to expectations?

I am reading...
Just finished "Murder Makes Waves", a Southern Sisters Mystery by Anne George.

These mysteries are well written with likeable characters and plenty of un-forced humor so they're actually funny. The mysteries are well plotted, but the books are so much fun to read I'd read them even if there wasn't a mystery.

Highly recommended. And thanks to Sherilan for suggesting I read them.

I am hoping...
For a break in the non-stop political ads and phone calls after the primary today. No doubt there will be another obnoxious glut for the November election.

I am hearing...
Quiet except for the oxygen concentrator.

Around the house...
Glory and Pappy got groomed today and they are napping.

Sunny couldn't go to the groomer because she has non-infectious tracheobronchitis caused by allergies. Late last week she couldn't stop coughing and gagging. She's on good drugs and getting better. There was hardly any coughing today.

Bob is reading a Reginald Hill mystery and I'm writing this post.

One of my favorite things...




Woodpeckers. We have many. This is a little Downy.

SW Michiganders who build beautiful cedar homes in the country are constantly at war with woodpeckers, and the woodpeckers win. Always.

We live in brick house.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Wednesday: Aqua Arthritis, grocery shopping, library.
Thursday: Airlink coming for oxygen concentrator maintenance. Bob needs blood draw.
Friday: Aqua Arthritis.

I'm hoping for some rain so I can mow without creating a dust cloud. If it hasn't rained by the weekend, dust cloud it will be.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


9 comments:

Dorothy said...

When you started reading the Southern Sister series, I got mine out of the back of the bookcase and started rereading them. I agree - such fun, likable characters. I also agree that it's probably way too hot to be thinking of knitting cardigans. Perhaps a nice sock would be in order.

Lisa notes... said...

Aqua Arthritis sounds intriguing. Hope it helps you. I might could use that, too! Those political phone calls are so annoying to me, too. There has to be a better way… The woodpecker and rabbit pictures are adorable.

Artseycrafts said...

Great post! I have the same situation with the heat, etc. I love the hummingbird photo. Is it a Ruby-throated hummer?

Jean said...

Lovely photos as always, had to send an email to myself with your book suggestion, I love mysteries, have you ever read the Mrs. Pollifax mysteries? They are a light read and well written, reminds me of Miss Marple.

Sherilan said...

Glad you are enjoying the Southern Sisters. I hated to finish the series. Now I've been rereading Earlene Fowler. Since you mentioned crochet, I got out a couple of potholder patterns I saw on the potholder swap and have been on a "potholder summer."

Judy S. said...

Great bunny photo! We just saw an teeny, tiny bunny in our yard.... I'm going to check out your Southern sisters as I just finished Mrs. Polifax and was sorry to leave her. We fight the flickers here; that is one wicked looking beak they have!

Alwen said...

I have been using the air conditioner during the day just to dry the house out. I am still getting mildew under the back of my dresser by the wall - darn concrete slab!

But fall must be coming, because some of my New England asters are nearly ready to bloom. I'm ready to celebrate the return of goosebump weather!

Carolina said...

Hello! I found you through Woman's Daybook. I looked through your posts and LOVE your knitting. I just started a few weeks ago and I'm so hooked! My 7 year old said, "Mom, I'm glad you finally found your talent." LOL! I hope you don't mind dropping by once in a while!
Carolina

Kelly Maria said...

Have enjoyed reading your daybook..
Beautiful Blessings~ Kelly Maria