Feline Friday is hosted every friday and HELP for Hexie-aholics is hosted on the 17th of each month. We hope you'll join us!

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

The Bibliophile Files - 8/3/21

Have you missed me? I took a vacation to the Adirondacks and I'm having trouble getting back into the blog. I'll get back to it, I promise, I'm just not back at top speed yet while I work on some summer projects.

I finished 10 of these books while on an 11 day vacation. Woot! There was lots of hiking/walking and sitting around camp in the rain, allowing me much time to listen to some great books. I only climbed one mountain - it was such a bad experience that I nearly decided to never hike another mountain. I'm sure I'll change my mind eventually...

It's too many books to write about so I'll say that The library Book was probably my favorite of the month with Don't you Cry as a close second although there were at least 4 others that I really enjoyed. Lost Roses and Sunflower Sisters were the last in a wonderful Trilogy.

And now it's your turn - what have you read lately? Anything counts: novel, magazine, quilt patterns and cereal boxes!

Friday, July 09, 2021

Feline Friday - 7/9/21

 These are what Momma calls my bedroom eyes:

I like to hold her arm while she scritches my cheek...she stays longer this way.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Wednesday Weather Report #216 - 7/7/21

Friday was Hexie Club and since I (the only working member) had Friday off we moved the meeting to 1pm instead of 6pm so that we could also have potluck. It's a fun treat, only possible because I have Friday's off in the summer :)

The drive home was very armageddeon-y to the East but the sun was trying to break through to the West. I made it home between two heavy downpours.

Twice over the weekend, I walked to our local state park. Mind you, I leave as early in the morning as I can, trying to beat the heat on this long in and out walk. I've still never made it for sunrise - of course it does take ~50 minutes to get to the next picture location with another mile to go so I would need to leave quite early to make that happen. I keep trying...

In case anyone still questions how rural my area is: corn and hay fields as far as the eye can see, with one roadside tree there on the left. There used to be a lot more trees as windbreaks but in the fight to grow as much cow/people food as possible, those trees are being taken down to expand the fields.

This was a nice little treat waiting on my favorite bench on the Fourth of July. And yes, I carried it all the way back home to add to my small rock collection.

Turkey Vulture is that black smudge in the middle. LOL

My favorite bench is in the shade on the edge of the river gorge. The hot spells alternated with cool breezes as the thermals rose out of the gorge. If was fun to watch the Turkey Vultures rise and fall with the thermals but it's also a family joke that if the vultures are around, you aren't moving fast enough (they eat road kill, etc) and it's time to move on so I didn't stay long, knowing I had that long walk back home in the sun.

June 30, 2021 :: 80 F
July 1 - 6, 2021 :: 72 - 61 - 69 - 74 - 83 - 77 F