Friday, June 21, 2019

Random Stuff on a Friday

Hi All,

Tis the Summer Solstice!  Not sure we will be able to tell that it is the day with the most amount of daylight as it's pretty grey outside (still).  I see the sun coming through the clouds occasionally and I think the weekend is supposed to be pleasant.

Like Bridget Summer is not my favorite season.  I don't like the heat and humidity (especially since I no longer "sunbathe" as I did in my foolish youth - losing half a nose will convince you to not do that - lol).  But, I do like the light and I do like the flowers and the garden produce.  I do like the little frogs and toads that show up (not so much the slugs).  And I absolutely LOVE listening to the rain in the summer (so I haven't really minded all the rain we've had this past week).

Good news!  I took a walk after dinner last night with Colin and did not stumble or fall!!  Woo-Hoo.  We walked about 3 miles on a paved trail along the Perkiomen - a trail that Colin walks morning and noon on days when he goes into his office.  The water was very high and, in places, ran over the trail.  It was pretty humid and sticky... boy did it feel good to walk.  Hopefully I can get some more walking in this weekend.

Fletch and I have a memorial service to attend Saturday afternoon and we plan to car shop Saturday morning (hopefully coming to a decision on what to buy).  Sunday looks pretty open, but I'm thinking that I really need to do some cleaning (major) and grocery shopping (after PLANNING - what a concept - some meals for next week).  Laundry, of course, always needs to be done.

This week has also brought me 3 new postcards from Postcrossing!  I'm so glad I signed up for this - it has been a lot of fun.  I requested a couple more addresses this morning, so will be writing some postcards over the weekend.

I'm not a big TV person at all, but I've written down some movies/shows I'd like to check out, so maybe Saturday night?  And, Endeavour will be back on PBS for the next episode in the new season.  YAY.

My Kindle has been acting up again...or rather books are just not downloading to it that I check out on Overdrive.  I believe I've figured it out, we'll see.  A book I checked out today is This One which looks like it could be good.  It also happens to be the current Big Library Read - is anyone else reading it?

That's all I've got for now.  It's almost 1 p.m. and I'm hoping to leave my office pronto (wish me luck).  Hoping you all have wonderful weekends!


  1. Yay for uneventful walking!! Have a great weekend, Vera!!

  2. Have a great weekend - I passed on the current Big Library Read this time. I look forward to your review!

  3. You have a great weekend too. I recently read that if you don't check books out o your library they lose funding! I passed it on to Allison

  4. Can you believe that today's high temperature was 46° on the first day of summer! If you have an iPad, download the Kindle app - your books will be available to read.

  5. Oh I love your comment about grocery shopping after menu planning - yes what a concept. I don't mind going to the store but sometimes I wish someone could just hand me the list. I haven't read that book but I'm going to look it up.

  6. Glad you're able to get out and walk. I really need to do more of it.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Were we still getting together on Sunday? We sort of discussed it last week.

    Hope the car shopping goes well.

  8. It sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead but I'm glad you found the time to go on a (successful) walk with Colin. I love summertime but not when it gets really hot and the wildfires start. We have very low humidity here and I do love that. And NO mosquitoes to speak of either. We always say we live in summertime paradise.
    I need to be better about meal planning. I just buy what looks good and is on sale at the store and then decide what to make. I always have the staples on hand.
    Do you have an iPad? I use the Kindle app on my iPad and love it.

  9. Enjoy the walk but don't fall again! We hit 97 and very steamy--summer has hit us full steam ahead!

  10. I'm not a fan of summer either but I am a huge fan of not babysitting for the summer! So i'm going to LOVE summer. Glad you were able to walk without stumbling, here's to more walks that are successful for you.

  11. Thank goodness it has been a gorgeous weekend after the gross, humid, rainy week. Your knitting is looking great. Hope the car shopping is successful!

  12. I'm glad you had a nice weekend. What kind of car did you decide on?
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. I just finished a really good book (Lost and Wanted), and am looking for something else to read. I'll take a look at the book you mentioned.

    We just had a glorious RAIN-FREE weekend here in NEO. Perfect temps, sunny, and breezy. I kept waiting to wake up...LOL.

  14. Hello, the days do go by quickly when you are busy. We are finally having some warmer weather it was a chilly spring. Sorry about your ipad, I bought a kindle because my ipad was slow to start up. Thanks for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!