It is already sultry outside and it's not even 8 a.m. Yesterday when I left work around 3:45, my car thermometer said 104! It is supposed to be like this through the weekend.
It actually wasn't all that bad outside around 7:30 or so last night. Tyg has been dreaming of frog legs as a snack for some time now. We have a very small water feature by our patio. Often we have toads and occasionally a frog. This year a small frog has been hanging around for several weeks. Tyg will cautiously go up and smell the water and sometimes stick a paw in it. Last night I was sitting on the patio and Tyg was lounging on the grass. He suddenly got up and lunged into the gooseneck and other plants growing by the back of the water feature. He came out with poor little froggy in his mouth! I yelled and picked up Tyg...he opened his mouth and froggy fell out. I put Tyg inside and called Fletch. We looked around but couldn't see froggy. A little later I went out and there was froggy on the edge of the water feature. He saw me and jumped into the water with a splash, so I guess he is ok. Perhaps a bit traumatized, but ok. Whew!!
Yesterday I did manage to knit about 10 rows on Porthos at lunch and another 10 last night. I think I have about 25 rows left before the toe decreases begin.
(Today's water has cucumber and basil in it - yesterday's was strawberries and rosemary)
I did not bring knitting with me today. A visit to Trader Joe's is in order and if I have any extra time after that, I did bring a book to read. On that front, I finished The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter which I really enjoyed. It was a good summer read - engaging but not taxing on my brain - lol. I give it 4.5 stars. Now I'm in the midst (well about 50 pages into) The Salt Path: A Memoir which I'm finding to be very good. I'm enjoying reading *real* books for a change from my Kindle.
Wishing you all a wonderful week and if you are in the midst of this oppressive heat wave, hoping you can find relief somewhere. Head on over to Kat's to see what others are making and reading this week.