Summer is winding down. I don't know if I'm relieved or glad or sorry to see it go.
It's been a brutal season this year. Most of the garden is shot, although we have replanted for a late harvest..things like peas and green beans and turnips and kale. We don't usually do this, as normally I get all the food I can use out of the first planting. But this year was crazy...first, WAY too much rain and then later no rain at all. A hot start and then a crazy cool down and then hellaciously hot temperatures for weeks and weeks. Burned up everything. It's cooled dramatically in the past 2 weeks, but already the air conditioner has kicked on (and it's set at 76) so I'm thinking that if it kicks on at 6 AM...it may not bode well for the rest of the day...lol
I have a new great nephew. I am so excited to go visit him...in a week or two, so that mama can get settled and the family, which consists of 2 school age boys and one day care aged girl can get into their new routines. I suspect they are having lots of company right now, so I shall save it until the dust settles. lol I can do that, because I am old.. I have found directions for making all hand sewn bibs for babies in a book I got recently, titled "SEWN by HAND~~Two dozen projects stitched with needle and thread." I thought it might be a cool thing to do, and be a keepsake as well. One of the bibs that I particularly liked, has a cutout from one of those old linen kitchen calendars, you cut out the month the baby was born, and then embroider a tiny heart around the birth day. I love to make things by hand...and I haven't been doing much of it lately....
I have family coming for a visit next week. I am excited about that too.
And mostly, this morning, I am tired. We were awakened last night by dogs going crazy around 2 AM, Mr. Opossum decided to pay a visit to the dog food bowl on the front porch. Then we were roused again by something crazy that happened...the bedroom ceiling light came on. ALL BY ITSELF, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT !!!!! Hmmmm...a visitor? Or just bad wiring from when my son and husband installed the new ceiling fan/light fixture?
At any rate, I went to bed just after midnight and was up for the last time at 4:48...so I am thinking about going back to bed now. It's about 10 til 8...in the morning, people!!!! lol I am getting sleepy now..I stayed up and made the Irishman's breakfast and lunch for him...I may not plan any chores for today...and just go lie down and sleep if I need to. I don't do so well on not enough sleep...never used to bother me, I could go for days and days...not anymore.
I made a crockpot full of beans yesterday...lovely Great Northerns and Butterbeans and Cannelini beans...cooked with dried okra (just because there was part of a bag ion the refrigerator door) and onion, carrot, celery and garlic. I have been hungry for beans lately, so it was just what I needed.
I don't have to cook any dinner for tonight or really do anything I don't want to.
The dogs are all sleeping around me, little Roxie has been out for her morning excavation effort (diggingest dog I've ever seen!), and it FEELS like it could be nap time....think I'll give it a try...
Namaste, my friends.....