I hope your week is going well. As I had planned, yesterday I was able to get to the office, take care of some printing and scanning, participate in the conference call at 10, stop at the State Store for wine and make it home just before Noon. I would call that a good morning! And I only saw 3 other people while at the office!
My plans do not include another office visit until next week. My boss Bill's birthday is the 2nd of September, so I will at least go in and leave a card and bottle of wine for him.
But today is Wednesday. It is most likely going to be another hot one, but the sun is shining and the sky is blue. It's a little later than usual for me to be writing a post - I slept in till 7 this morning (usually I am up by 5:30 or so)! Such a luxury. And it's Unraveled Wednesday, so as usual I am linking up with Kat and the merry unravelers to talk about making and reading.
Once again I do not have a lot to show. I did not do much knitting in the past two weeks, but I am finally on the foot - and about half way down it - of Damon's 2nd Out of This World sock.
The yarn continues to please me - I like the different tones of blue and it is an easy yarn with which to knit (Static by KnitPicks in the colorway "Neptune"). I'm hoping to finish this up in a day or so and move on to something else! But the heat and the humidity have not been making it fun to either knit or stitch.
On the reading side I did finish a few books. First up Bonny had mentioned a book I had never heard of: "Miss Buncle's Book" and I was intrigued. It was an enjoyable read, but I was plenty bored in places. I gave it 3.5 stars.
Next up I read another in the Cork OConnor series by William Kent Krueger. This one was "Blood Hollow" and was very good. I gave this 4.5 stars and highly recommend this series.
Lastly I read "Off the Wild Coast of Brittany" by Juliet Blackwell. I was hoping for recipes and there were none. The story was just ok for me - a bit trite. I gave this 3 stars.
Last night I started the most recent book in the Elly Griffiths series about Ruth Galloway. This one is called "The Night Hawks." The series is fun (archaeoalogy and crimes and England) and the books are quick reads.
Our garden has been a disappointment in some ways this year. We did have rhubarb (we have rhubarb every year which is a very good thing), but our sugar snap peas were a bust (thank you voles). Our green beans have produced, but not as strongly as usual and tomatoes are slow to ripen. There will be no beef steak tomatoes this year (thank you deer) and the Early Girl ones are all still green. Fletch did pick about a dozen jalapenos the other day and then last evening went out to look at our fig and voila!!
We had been averaging one or two per day and sharing them at dinner time, but yesterday's haul was just lovely. I need/want to think of something special to do with these beauties.
Well, that's a wrap for me today. Have a good one!