Outside my window:
It’s sunny and warm, but the humidity has finally cleared away. We’ve had the air conditioning off for two days now and have the windows open again, enjoying the weather, slight breeze and the sound of the birds. And right now, the sound of the dad on the lawnmower.
I am thinking:
That I’m too old to stay out late mid-week any more. We went to an Eagle’s concert in Toronto on Thursday night and I am still tired. Working after just a few hours of sleep in your mid 40’s just feels like punishment.
On the other hand, the concert was good, and compared to the rest of the crowd, I am young. There’s certainly no mosh pit or crowd surfing at an Eagle’s concert – someone could break a hip. Even the front of the stage security guys were sitting in chairs. Fortunately, no granny panties were flung, but there were a lot of older women yelling, “I love you Joe!”.
I am thankful:
That pleasant weather has finally started.
In the kitchen:
Nothing yet, but I have grand plans to bake cookies and bread, if it doesn’t get too hot.
I am wearing:
A tank top and pants. I know I copied this format from another person, but I may get rid of this heading – it’s slightly creepy and I don’t think any one really wants to know this.
I am creating:
The numbness is starting to leave my hands, so just to get back into the swing of things, I finished a dishcloth and I’ve got some new sock wool to start a new pair of socks. It’s too warm to get out the sweater that I was working on and have it in my lap all the time. I think socks are much more doable.
I am going:
To go in to the city later to pick up the tall hormonal kid from her aunt’s house. While we are there she can try on her hockey skates to see if they still fit. If not, we’ll have to go shopping for another pair. She starts a week long hockey camp on Monday (run by Olympic hockey players Jayna Hefford and Lori Dupuis).
I am reading:
Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende. Still. It’s good, but I have been busy lately and haven’t spent much time with it. I intend to make myself a cup of tea and sit with it in the porch for a bit.
The dad just finished reading The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr. He finished on Tuesday and threw away the rest of his cigarettes and says it is working so far. The book is supposed to change the way you think about smoking and make quitting easier. So far he says he has no cravings. A life long habit has got to be hard for him to break and I’m happy that he is doing this. He’s never been allowed to smoke in the house or around us, so it’s nice to have him back.
I am hoping:
That the hockey skates fit and no shopping will be necessary. Instead, we could get ice cream.
I am looking forward to:
I am learning:
I’ve been reading about vegetable gardening. My spinach was spindly and has bolted already, and I found out that I should have planted it before the last frost. I’ve also been looking up information on Brussels sprouts, hoping that we don’t make the same mistakes with them as we did last year.
Around the house:
The laundry is piling up, but it can wait until tomorrow. I’ve spent some time outside weeding and watering flowers. Now I think a break is in order.
A favorite quote for today:
“I can’t complain but sometimes I still do
Life’s been good to me so far” ― (Joe Walsh)
Perfect summer weather and sitting in the porch, reading a book.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
I have a week of summer holidays next week and I will attempt to do a bit of closet clean-out and organizing. It will be a good opportunity to bag up the outgrown kid’s clothes and pass them on or put them aside for the smaller kid. There will probably also be some lounging, swimming at the lake and maybe an ice cream cone or two.