Wednesday, June 27, 2018

We Are Finally Getting Rain

  Just like most of the country we had no spring, just late cold then very hot. It had become terribly dry already here. The last few days we've had some rain & cooler temps. The windows are open & the house is airing out. Today is the first day in a week that we have no appts or anywhere we need to be so I am going to do some baking & work in the garden.
   My herbs are loving the hot weather & I have them hanging & drying all over the kitchen.I hung an extra long rod across my kitchen window & it's  great place to dry them. Chick & I have been making salves & she is going to make peppermint & orange lip balm next week to give as gifts. We have been going through our essential oils to see what we need for this winter.
   She & I found yarn for a crazy low price at Hobby Lobby & we bought all they had. I have a large knitting board that I am going to make myself a shawl on so finding the yarn so cheap made me do my happy dance! Chick got art supplies (like she really needed anymore).
   The garden is doing so-so. Too much heat so early has messed things up. I am planning on putting in a fall garden this year. Hopefully we won't have hot weather right up till Christmas.
   The summer plan to get away from cable tv is now in it's 4th week. No more home phone, no more cable. Streaming only. We got Leaf Antennas & Roku's for all the tvs & started out with Hulu, Netflix & Sling, but one week in got rid of Netflix & Sling & went with Hulu Live. The only thing that I hate is that there is a cap on how much we can stream each month. We could go unlimited but it's an extra $30 a month. We'll see how that goes.
   Extreme heat is going to start tomorrow so it's going to be difficult to keep enough water on the raised beds & buckets. It's going to be a long summer.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Beauty On 6-15-18

Many years ago I got this beauty for a Mother's Day gift. Today on the Birthday of my Son who gave it to me I got a picture of just how unique & beautiful it is.