|from last Wednesday’s morning walk|
Loving the crepe myrtles. I don’t have any in my yard (unlike the last house), but they are abundant in the neighborhood.
Planning to clean out a few cupboards, dressers and closets. We did a major purge before we moved (yikes – almost four years ago!!) but now I’m starting to feel the weight of stuff that no longer brings me joy.
|can you guess which bowl belongs to whom|
Eating just about anything, with lettuce. These are the fish tacos we made on Saturday night, served over lettuce because I forgot to get tortillas. I told Marc it was healthier that way (and it was…until he loaded up his bowl with more chips).
Drinking coffee. hot and iced. I like the iced coffee mixed about half and half with almond milk and a little sweetener; it (almost) tastes like coffee ice cream.
|knitting with Wimbledon yesterday morning|
Knitting stockinette for days. Otherwise known as Summer Navy (Bleached, the latest from Amy Miller). I’m using a navy cotton/wool blend that I’ll hopefully get to wear this summer.
Reading Invisible Man with my ears. It’s excellent and Joe Morton does a fabulous job with the narration, but it’s intense. Especially with everything that’s going on in our country right now. I took a little break from it yesterday and finished A Kiss at Midnight. There’s nothing like a little fairy tale with a happy ending to cleanse my palate.
Listening to Spotify and Pandora and trying to decide if I should give up my Apple Music subscription. That $9.99 a month is bugging me.
Watching Grace and Frankie (by myself) and Ballers (with Marc). I’m only on the 4th episode of G&F (all those books to listen to plus Wimbledon), but Marc and I binged through all ten episodes of the first season of Ballers this weekend. I should probably be embarrassed that I really enjoyed it. but I’m not! (and Marc’s friend who is an announcer for Fox Sports says it’s really like that…whoa…)
Needing to figure out a plan of attack for all that cleaning out! feeling like it might even require a trip to the new Container Store (darn it 🙂
Wanting to redo the children’s room upstairs. It’s furnished with Katie’s childhood furniture (twin bed, armoire and nightstand) and an antique doll bed (from my grandmother) and the walls are hung with art from the girls’ childhood rooms. The furniture is maple and the bedding is simply white, but the dolls and the art definitely give it a “little girl” feel. Now that we’re going to have two little boys in our lives, it seems like the time to make it a boy room.
|boys and sticks 🙂|
Looking forward to seeing Charlie again tomorrow. We missed last Tuesday, so he came over on Friday instead. It was almost too hot to play outside, but no matter – he’s cool in his shades and hat!
Enjoying my new teaching schedule. Beginning last month, I moved my Monday evening class to Thursday evenings. Thankfully, all my students save one were able to make the change and most were just as happy about it as I am. It’s nice to be home on Monday evenings – the golf course is closed on Mondays, so if Marc’s in town, he’s home; and I get to bed at a more reasonable hour, which makes Tuesdays with Charlie easier. So now my Thursdays are a little longer, but that seems to be working ok, since the next day is Friday and then the weekend!
Hoping to share a Summer Bingo update with y’all later this week.
Remembering what I love about summer. a slower pace, less traffic, evening sunshine, the colorful landscape, fresh tomatoes and berries. and reminding myself to enjoy it all (in spite of the heat).
Wishing you a great mid-summer week!