I love the rain and everything about the monsoons! – Disha Patani
Another day of insane rains here in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Hail, thunder, and torrential downpours greeted my morning. I am trying so hard to find the beauty in this weather – and am hopeful that if I focus on Disha’s quote today – it will help!
My things today are random and somewhat scattered, but that is my life most days!
I am not a fan of summer and I wanted to NOT be that person who complains every single day about how hot it is. It changes nothing, and you know bitching about the heat just makes it feel warmer. I am trying (so hard!) to find joy in the fact that we have AC that works almost too well. I see how much my gardens love these long, warm days. Especially the tomatoes which are full of growing fruit! It is an imperfect journey to find joy in heat (that is often paired with ghastly humidity) and I am finding that the inner does impact the outer. These are most certainly small steps but every journey begins with a step, right?
Sometimes, there is nothing you can do but give in to an urge…and I did exactly that yesterday! I have seen so many amazing cropped sweaters and I love how they look but my inner critic tells me how those styles are not for overweight, middle-aged women. And, then this incredible Diva appeared on my radar! And, her pattern notes and images are even more amazing! Jennifer Jones, thanks to you I cast on my own Early Bloomer yesterday! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inspiring me!
Finally, is it just me – or does it seem to be much easier to figure out what to make for dinner when there is such an abundance of fresh veggies available? Also, a meal of all veggies is simply the best and that is what we are doing tonight! Why? Well, the sweet corn is in and that is what we are having for dinner tonight and I can hardly wait!
Those are my random and somewhat scattered things! Head on over to Carole’s to see what everyone else has on their list today!
Weather-complaints are in high gear in the Pacific Northwest. I’m grateful for the rainy days that mean I don’t need to water the garden. I have seen that sweater pop up in a few queues. Enjoy.
I’m also not a fan of heat and humidity, and have also been trying not to complain. It’s a work in progress! Dinner is easier here, too. Cucumbers, zucchini, beans, and the last of the peas, and soon … tomatoes! I don’t miss meat at all. Thanks for sharing the links to Jennifer Jones. Her Early Bloomer is beautiful and she wears it well. It’s so nice to see someone knitting for herself now instead of waiting for that uncertain time in the future when she might lose weight and look better (like I’ve been doing for years)!
Loving all the veggies for sure. not so much the humidity…
Early Bloomer is a gorgeous sweater and looks wonderful on Jennifer Jones. I’ll bet it will look just as lovely on you. What colors are you using?
There’s a lot here!
1. I agree with you on the weather. I try not to complain because I get easily annoyed by the summer people whining about cool/cold weather. It’s not easy, but I did feel better yesterday when I read an article about people who live in warm/hot climes around the world who manage to somehow survive without a/c.
2. Like you, I don’t feel cropped sweaters are for me. But oh, that one is pretty … and even somewhat tempting. I’m gonna have to think on that one.
3. Having the fresh veggies (and also fruit) are the things I DO like about summer!
I’ve just basically come to accept that I will never be comfortable in any season (maybe fall, but it’s a brief period). In the summer, I burn outside and freeze inside in the AC. In the winter, I just never get warm enough.Perhaps I’m not cut out for our climate!
I too questioned the cropped sweater trend. Of all parts of my body, my biggest problem area has always been my stomach, and I’ve always gone for styles that are longer in order to cover it up. But I think what’s really great about this trend is that I’m seeing cropped sweaters on women of every shape and size, and I’ve realized it’s partly about self-confidence and partly about styling. I love that new sweater pattern and I can’t wait to see yours!
I think you’re going to rock that sweater! We’ve got the heat as well but I do revel in it as long as I’m not in direct sun. The season is soooo short. And the produce is beginning to roll in but the corn is only knee high on the 4th of July!
We had corn for dinner on Sunday and it was deeee-lish!
I’m so glad you mentioned sweet corn! I’m on my way to the store (for ice cream…we are having the opposite of veggies for dinner…we are having Belgian waffle sundaes. Do the fresh blueberries make it healthy??) –and you reminded me to buy some corn! Going to use if for tomorrow’s dinner–I love cutting it off the cob, raw, and throwing it in a salad with brown rice, tomatoes, cukes, any fresh veggies, some feta and a lime-cilantro vinaigrette. And A huge thumbs up on the new knit!!
Marc started a new diet thing and all we eat is vegetables with lean protein. of course he takes full responsibility for shopping and cooking, so I’m perfectly happy! with the food anyway 😉 Living in Georgia, summer is a long season and I’ve mostly made peace with it (especially since winter is usually a very short season) but still … high humidity makes me cranky. I LOVE these random lists on Thursdays. maybe I should write one myself 😉
The poor weather… it’s complained about ALL.THE.TIME! There’s almost always something that it could do better. Haha!
the more vegetables the better! I do not wear cropped anything anymore, I don’t like the way it fits or looks anymore. I dislike summer immensely and I thank the heavens for AC and the comfort it brings me!