Good Morning All!
How are you this morning? I woke up a little early (5:30) with a charley horse in my right calf. Gah! A jolt of pain will wake you quickly. Fortunately I was able to shake it out before my muscle really seized up. Then a nice leisurely shower and a slow sipping of the first cup of coffee. Bliss.
Looking out my home office front window, I can see there is a bit of breeze (thankful) and I'm noticing a difference in the light...the shadows on the trunk of our crepe myrtle are in a slightly different place than they were a month ago. I've also noticed it getting dark in the evening a little earlier. That's fine with me.
Things are still quite dry here. Fletch is watering the garden daily and I'm watering the things by the patio in pots (basil, oregano, rosemary, eggplants). The eggplants are looking particularly nice these days. And plentiful!
These are the Japanese version (I forget the name), but they are long and thin (obviously) rather than rounder and fuller. I can't wait to put some on pizza and also I have a baked ratatouille recipe I want to make. We have more tomatoes ripening on the vine and some I picked the other day are on the kitchen windowsill. We need to eat some of them today!
I receive emails from Laura Pashby (Small Stories) and today's brought me two new (to me) words! The first is Petrichor which means the scent of earth after rain. Love this! And then Biblichor which is the scent of pages of old books (slightly almond-ish or vanilla-ish). What great words!!
As usual on Wednesdays, I'm linking up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk Making and Reading. On the making end of things, a little progress has been made on Fletcher's second Cafe Au Lait sock.
The heel flap (Eye of the Partridge) has been completed and I am ready for the magical turn of the heel. Then I will be speedily knitting down the foot (hoping I'll be speedy!!).
As far as reading goes, I finished The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. It is long (570+ pages), but I did end up liking it. No, it is not as compelling as "A Gentleman in Moscow" or "Rules of Civility" - I breezed through both of those books. "The Lincoln Highway" was a slower read for me and it seemed to meander at times and get a little too long winded. Many times I kept saying to myself "Hurry Up Already!!"
I am now reading Violeta by Isabel Allende and loving it. This is the story of Violeta born in 1920 at the height of the Spanish Influenza and goes up right to present day and the Covid Pandemic. From one pandemic to another. I'm only 50 or so pages into it, but it is holding my attention (as long as I can stay awake to read - lol).
What are you making and reading these days?