Good Morning My Friends!
I woke in the night to strong thunder and lightening. The kind that lights up the entire room even with your eyes closed. We had some rain, but not really enough to move the gauge any. And, I believe it is supposed to rain pretty much all day.
I've watered all the house plants and today I will harvest the 8 or so eggplants hanging on the plants. I don't want them to be damaged or eaten (!) while we are gone. Then I need to figure out what to pack and get that done. I'm known for ALWAYS over packing, but this time of year is tricky with temps that can be all over the place.
Yesterday afternoon while Fletch and I were sipping our beverages on the patio we watched one adult and 3 young bluebirds flying around. And then a yellow warbler (not a regular visitor) showed up. We are hoping to see lots and lots of birds on our trip - hopefully ones that we don't normally see around here. It is migration season, so fingers crossed.
It is now Wednesday morning and time to link up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday. This is where we gather to talk making and reading.
Not a whole lot of knitting has gone on. I've been busy with other things (plumbers, pre-vacation-getting-ready, work, etc.). Perhaps another 10 or so rows have been added to my sock:
As of right now, my decision for another project to take on my trip is the Abstract Leaves Cowl that I started (what seems like) eons ago:
This was put aside when I kept making the same mistake on the same row. I must have knit that row backwards 3 or 4 times. I'm hoping it has learned obedience while in time out.
Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind on projects right up until the minute before we jump in the car and leave. I can always throw in an extra project bag! LOL
Similarly, reading has been slow due to just being busy or too tired to concentrate. I did finish The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd and I enjoyed it. I don't think it was as good as "The Secret Life of Bees," but it is a worthy read and kept my attention.
Another thing I will do today is go through the bookcase in the bedroom and choose a book or two to take on vacation. I have not started anything new (yet). I'm leaning towards a Wallace Stegner book or one by Toni Morrison...or both! And, of course, I will throw in the book that Fletch and I are still reading after dinner ("The Unbroken Road" by Patrick Leigh Fermor).
I hope this Wednesday finds you well. I will not be posting while we are gone and my blog reading will be sporadic (hopefully I'll be busy doing other fun things!!). I'll be back next week!