Well, I am going to moan and groan a bit about the heat. We have had an unusual summer this year. It has been cooler and wetter than usual. Until two weeks ago anyway. Then one of those highs that get the weather man going. It moved into the central part of the US and hasn't moved in two weeks. We have had really HOT weather and humidity. There is a promise of cooler weather and maybe rain by the weekend. Hope so.
My friend Beth is coming from Vermont this weekend. She will be staying in Eureka Springs for two weeks. I warned her it may be hot. She is a New Englander-she doesn't do hot. Oh, well, she chose to come in September.
I haven't been doing a whole lot of anything since the heat moved in. I did mow the yard this morning. There is a bit of Bermuda mixed into the regular pasture weeds. It does grow in the heat. So it was a lick and a promise type of mowing.
In the back yard I have a swath of rectangular grass that does grow thickly. It must be where the gray water comes out. It is away from the septic tank. I couldn't mow it this morning because of the wetness. I will tackle it close to dark tonight.
Tommy Cat is officially a member of our family now. He likes to have regular meals and he likes air conditioning. I didn't think he would ever give up his wild ways of survival, but he is much tamer now. He and Noodles have a truce going on. He finally respects that Noodles is old and is the head cat in this family. I don't know that he likes it, but he does lower his head during the staring contest.
I have finally gotten somewhere with my stranded sweater. I have cut the steeks on the neckline and I have to cast on to finish that bit of work. It actually looks like a sweater now. Boy! This has taken me forever to make this one.
I have been spinning and spinning and spinning. I think I am going to quit for a while. I have enough for the show in October, and I will have to think up things to do with the yarn that is left over. I may buy a little more roving at the Greenwood fiber show. Otherwise, I am done for a while.
I have been trying to decide what sweater to knit next, but I am kinda burned out on sweaters for a while. I have been looking at patterns. I really would like a sweater coat, but I don't have enough yarn in stash to make one. I don't want to buy any more yarn.
So we are in the summer doldrums right now. I am feeling lazy. I don't want to cook, and food is not interesting to me. I have been able to keep myself from living on ice cream so far.
I guess nothing of interest has been going on. I have been trying to decide how many books to order. I have dipped into the last box, and I have a busy Fall calendar ahead for book signings. I have been writing quite a bit, but nothing has come together in a solid way. I've been thinking about that a lot.
Friends of mine have gone on vacations this summer. I am home with the three animals. I wanted to go to Taos for the wool festival, but I just cancelled my room reservation. I am going to be good and not spend money.
So moving onto September next week. This summer has passed quickly and without too much fuss. It will soon be time to clean out the sunflower stalks and pokeberry stalks. The robins have moved in for the pokeberry season. I saw a huge flock of geese on the mossy pond on Barrington yesterday. Soon it will be time to put away the hummingbird feeder. A change is coming again.
Stay cool. Have a fun Labor Day weekend.