Overnight rains have ushered in much cooler temperatures! After days in the 90’s, today our high will be in the low to mid 70’s — ahhh! I have the windows opened wide and my ears are rejoicing hearing the birds rather than the non-stop drone of the air conditioner. It is amazing how this change in weather resets your attitude, isn’t it? I also rejoiced at having a hot coffee rather than iced and it tasted so good!
Thinking About —
My next knitting project! I have some “lingering on the needles” sweaters and I will probably pull out Tegna first and try and get it finished. Why? Well, believe it or not – I can see the end of the Romi sweater – I only have the 6 rows to go to the lace (and final) section of the body and the sleeves! Now granted, the body rows are long, but the end is in sight! However, this sweater caught my eye this week and it has been rattling around my brain ever since! I even think that I have yarn in my stash that might work for it! However, no swatching until I have Morrine Short and Sweet finished! (At least that is what I am telling myself! Ha!)
I have started a “garden journal” (albeit late in the season) but I am writing down what plants I grew and how they produced. This way, next spring when the lure of all the seedlings calls, I will have a road map for what worked well and, more importantly, what did not work well so I can hopefully get better outcomes! I switched up cherry tomatoes this year and these were much less prolific than previous years plants and I had some large tomato plants that were real duds as well.
I have been reading the NYT’s 1619 Project and this week these poems especially. They are hard to read – it is not a proud past we have and that is even more complicated in that this past is still our present in so many ways, and if we continue on happy with the status quo, it will be our future as well. But I believe we can do so much better and it all starts with truly understanding our privilege.
I am so happy that the weekend is here! I have a new book from the library that I hope to read tomorrow. And, beyond that I am not planning much of anything for my “day alone”! I don’t really want a list a things to get done – but rather a day where I don’t have anything that I need to check off!
Don’t forget about my “Pay The Nickel Boy’s Forward” give away is still going on – if you want to put your name in the hat, you have until Sunday night to leave a comment! I will pick the winner on Monday and get the book in the mail to you! Have a great weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!
A weekend with no list and nothing to check off sounds wonderful – ENJOY!!!
I hope you’re enjoying your day off! TGIF Kat!
I’m envious of your cooler weather; it hasn’t yet reached farther east, but I am really anxious! We have garden journals going back quite a few years, and I find them real helpful. I’m glad I did one this year for MD as planting times are at least a couple weeks ahead of NJ. Enjoy your unscheduled day alone!
It was such a refreshing change to step out the door this morning and need a light sweater instead of instantly sweating! And it looks like more of it is to come this weekend! I hope you can spend your day off at least partly outside and enjoying the break from the heat along with your book.
love the idea of a garden journal, if I gardened. I keep so many notebooks for so many things and find them so helpful! I loved reading the 1619 project, compelling and like you said hard to digest. Thanks for the sugar recommendation, I’ll be looking into it.
Yay! Cooler weather and the weekend is upon us! I love having the windows and doors open… seems like it’s been forever!
The humidity finally broke here, too, and it’s so much more enjoyable.
Did I enter the Pay it forward? Oy–with school starting, I don’t know if I’m coming or going!
I hope your weekend is going well … for sure the cooler temperatures will help (I can’t believe how HOT it is here and I can’t wait for our temps to drop tonight) … Reagan has been on my radar since Isabel released it – would love to see you knit it! and woot!! for the new Jackson Brodie. I still have it in my queue, but it’s behind a bunch of library books right now. I finished Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance this morning and promptly put EVERY SINGLE ONE of her books on hold. I can’t believe I’ve never read anything of hers … love her writing (smart, sparse, lyrical) and the subject matter of this book was really thought-provoking.
I love days home alone!