Watching...the sky. Always the sky. July was cooler than normal and much enjoyed by everyone after June's excessive heat. It looks as if August is keeping up the trend and summer is starting to bend to falls sway. I'm not ready to give it up and hope we have more days of warmth and sun ahead.
Reading...I've spent more time this summer reading than I have knitting or sewing. You can see a list of my recent reads on the side bar. The Bees, Sleeping with Pancho Villa, and the "Neapolitan Novels" of Elena Ferrante to name just a few and I'm enjoying a little mystery reading by making my way through the Shetland Series by Ann Cleeves.
Knitting...I am now on the side knit edging of the mystery shawl and almost half way through the 97 repeats. This feels like a huge accomplishment!
Listening to...podcasts, music, and books, depending on my mood. I just started listening to "The Seams" a podcast by Jacki Lyden. Some of you Fashionista's may get a kick out of it. I've been listening to more music than books or talking podcasts. Currently, I'm into Jason Isbell and Courtney Barnett.
Drinking...cold white wine, cold black tea, and sipping a whiskey when the mood strikes.
Eating...garden produce. Anyone want zucchini? We're still waiting for the tomatoes to ripen and I have a hunch they'll all come at once.
Planning...to SEE IN PERSON Jason Isbell on Friday night! We're stepping out of our comfort zone and going to see a live concert. I'm not even sure what to do with myself. Maybe dye my hair blue? (Oh wait, I did that.)
Itching to...finish the beading on my AC T. The front beading is nearly finished and I'm sewing around the motifs on the back. After seeing Vicki's amazing dress I am re-inspired. I wish my fingers moved as quickly and surely has hers do.
Organizing...my jazz collect. Long story short, I thought it was lost, but a few days ago, Smith found the box in the back of a closet (one of the closets he has stuffed full). He brought it to me the morning after the evening jazz was dropped from our public radio station. I was ecstatic to have it in my possession. I have been going through it disc by disc, prioritizing discs for burning, and general feeling euphoric the discs were found.
Delighted by...having my own jazz "station". I miss the nighttime jazz more than I thought I would.
Delighted by...my blue hair and my new physical therapist. He is the best!
Celebrating...a summer that is still here and needs to be enjoyed!