6:45 a.m. and it already feels sticky and humid. I shouldn't complain...I think Seattle has it worse than we do. But still...I would like to be able to enjoy a cup of HOT coffee in the morning.
Yesterday ended up busy, busy. The morning was busy work-wise. Then I had my pre-op appointment with the eye doctor. That went quickly and I stopped to drop off a prescription at CVS for the eye drops I will need to start next Monday. When I got home, Fletch and I ran out to Home Depot. And bought a new range. Gosh they have gotten expensive!
Long story...hopefuly made a little shorter...quite some time ago (years) my current oven started sparking and flaming and the fire department arrived. One of the elements needed to be replaced. We did that. Then it happened again and again we replaced it. Then the glass inside the door broke - for real! Then the pandemic happened and neither one of us wanted to go stove shopping. And, the oven worked fine. Probably not as efficient, but it worked. Until this last Sunday when I turned the oven on to heat it up for cooking some bacon. Sparks! Again! Luckily I saw them and turned it off immediately. So, I've been oven-less since Sunday morning. And, luckily the burners on top work fine.
I went on line and found a range I liked...no one has it in stock and no one is anticipating getting it. I liked it because the price was "reasonable." And that was because it is an older model and will be discontinued. Bottom line, we went with a more expensive model in a different brand and it will be here on July 14th (the appliance store we have always used couldn't give us any delivery date...weird...so we went with Home Depot).
But let's move on to the fun things. Knitting (of course). Fuego #1 is finished and #2 has been started:
I just love the colors in this yarn and it is knitting up so nicely (Trekking). The finished sock fits me perfectly, so I guess these are going to be mine - LOL.
On the reading front: I am reading Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl. I really do enjoy memoirs and this one is no exception. However, I'm disappointed by how few recipes are included in this book. I loved "My Kitchen Year" by Reichl which had a ton of recipes. This is kind of reading a little bit like "The Devil Wears Prada" - what a back stabbing community magazines/publishing businesses are!
Fletch and I are reading The Gift of the Deer by Helen Hoover which I think is a book Bonny read and recommended. Hoover and her husband (an artist whose pen and ink drawings are in the book) lived in a two room cabin in Minnesota near the Canadian border. One Christmas morning a deer near starving and blind in one eye shows up on their property. They end up feeding it...not making it a pet, but keeping it wild. We've only read 50 pages or so and I'm enjoying it. Fletch is not feeling very fondly towards deer these days as some have been munching in his garden (beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, even jalapeno peppers!). He needs to build a fence and Colin has offered to help, but it is hot and humid so I'm not sure when that will get done!
As usual, I'm linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday. Be sure to check out her blog to see what she and others are making and reading. Inspiration abounds!
Today I need to go back to the office. Ggrrrrrr. There are several documents I need to scan for my month-end reports and I forgot to do that the other day. I don't have scanning ability at home. Luckily it is a pretty drive through Valley Forge Park and not all that long (12 miles or so). Funny how I used to go to the office daily in the "before times" and now I get annoyed if I have to go in more than one day a week - LOL. But, there is a very good state store nearby, so I will pick up some wine...then stop at CVS to pick up my eye drop prescriptions (which should be filled by then) and then the library to pick up a book that came in for me.
Hope you all enjoy the day!