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)

Friday, September 07, 2012

Snapshot for September 7

Weather in SW Michigan ...
It's going to be a cool weekend with highs in the low 70s.

WKZO, a local radio station has been keeping track of our super hot summer. The count so far:

30 days with high 85 to 89
32 days with high in the 90s
5 days with high in the 100s

We're probably done with the 100s, maybe we're done with the 90s, but there will be more 80s as soon as next week. 80s don't even feel hot anymore.

Really? ...
When I called my insurance agent to let her know the building in Paw Paw was unused and empty, I expected a reduction in my insurance rate.

Nope. Empty, unused buildings cost more to insure. Oops.

Something from the kitchen ...
It's not easy to find a 100 calorie, delicious, satisfying snack. Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt qualifies on all three counts.

In my grocery store, they're found with the Healthy Choice frozen dinners which I don't find to be delicious or satisfying.

I am creating...
Another blessing hat knit to warm someone's head this winter. It needs and will get a good blocking for its pretty lace to shine.

The pattern is Falling Water Slouchy Hat by Rose Beck. Free pattern.

I am procrastinating ...
Having the septic system pumped, having the furnace serviced, having the noise the water pump is making checked out.

I am reading...
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It

Actually I'm reading it through the second time and this time I'm doing the exercises.

This is the best non-fiction book I've read in years. It has five out of five stars on Amazon. It's well written and easy to understand. I promise you'll learn something about how your thoughts are managing you no matter how well you think you understand yourself.

Outdoors ...
It's goldenrod/ragweed/allergy season.

Giving thanks for ...
Twenty-one years living in this beautiful place.

And ...
Baby hat number seven for Haiti. The lady who is assembling the baby packets has plenty of hats now, so I'm going back to knitting blessing hats for local charities.

Maybe baby hats will be part of the collection. They are quick and fun to knit.


Judy S. said...

Cool turtle photo! I really like that pink hat? Do you have the pattern for the stitch? We're getting close to 50 days with no rain....loving the nice weather but the trees are looking kind of thirsty.

kathy b said...

Love the last hat...so gorgeous.

I will look into that book M...I love a great non fiction read

The cool crisp sunny day today is delicious to me!!!

Miriam Gallazzi said...

I love your Blog. Your knitting and the birds are my favorites.
Greetings from Chile