Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Wednesday, July 27th Going out for supper tonight, - lovely thought. Youngest son has just been to the store for me. The thoughts of not having to cook the chops that he brought home, tonight, fill me with delight!! We are going through such a spell of terribly hot weather. Bruce and I went out into the garden this morning, but didn't stay more than five minutes, or so, it was so full of sunshine, and hot, hot, hot. The sun is just great in the months when the rest of the weather is cool, but in July!!!!! A shady spot is more to my liking...... Picked a couple of raspberries, which are nice and red and juicy;, but there are a number of bulbs that have just shriveled up and have died in this heat. It is cool in the house, thank goodness (or thank the air conditioner, and I suppose that is 'goodness' right now,) and I am lucky, lucky, to have it. I find refuge at the loom, and the air conditioner makes sleeping such a treat when one isn't hot, even with the blankets thrown off..... Right now the house is closed up tightly, and the shades are drawn. I am off to the loom, and this July day will pass, fairly comfortably..... Soon it will be August, and then September, which I think is my favourite month of the year. The start of everything good!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sunday night.. The start of a new week, and I am hoping that it will be more productive than this last week has been. The weather has been so very hot, and I have been so very languid. I wander around the garden, poking here and there, and enjoying the flowers in bloom, but I don't really have a lot of energy to do anything but 'enjoy'. Brought in a few blooming stems to plunge into cool water in one of my fancy vases, and a rose bud that has taken up residence in a tea cup on the window sill.... And a bunch of those lovely yellow wall flowers, - I don't know the exact name for them, so I just call them 'wall flowers' as they grow tall and sturdy and provide great amounts of privacy in the back garden, growing against the fence as they do..... There was a 'do' today in honor of one of the ladies of the parish, but I am ashamed to say that the terribly warm weather (and my age, which is getting quite forbidding when it comes to gadding) kept me indoors where I read a bit and watched some interesting television, and was, on the whole, quite happy with a book in my easy chair, with the house so nice and cool. If I had been 88 I would have been moved to go, my sense of duty being stronger in those days than it is now that I am pushing 98. Being that age has its pros and cons, - it makes a lovely excuse for staying home, but on the other hand it is a dreadful reasons for missing some nice outings.... I have a warp on the loom that is challenging me to finish it this coming week, and as it is not a very exciting warp I am faced with the chance to finish it off as soon as possible, or putting my stool at the loom far down on the list of things to do next week. I think I should bite the bullet!!!! In the last few months my bed has developed a voice that gets louder as the evening goes on, and I hear it calling to me now, so I will gather up my Ipad and a good book and go and so what that bed feels is so urgent, - probably lonely again and wanting my company!!!! I hope for cooler weather this coming week, but the weatherman doesn't seem about to harken to my wishes and so I guess the sun will shine, furiously, and I will look for shady spots outside and keep the cool air coming inside from the cooling doo-dad we have going.