The thermometer says it is in the 80’s but by afternoon, the humidity makes it feel much hotter and stickier than that. Mornings are perfect though for hot tea and a muffin to go with a good read early in the day. After cussing and discussing the loss of our maple tree last fall, we had to face doing something to help shade the deck. We had to compromise between us too, and finally, we had a solution…we hope. Time will tell.
Innocent face you say! This dog has ADD with a dash of bipolar issues. She is smart, but when we call her she checks her appointment calendar to see if there is something better to do first. Yesterday while putting groceries into the truck, she jumped out of said truck…and ran. Successfully dodging cars at Walmart on Saturday morning is NOT my idea of how to start a weekend! Nice dog people helped herd her back to a truck with all doors opened where she jumped in panting (and smiling) with a look that said “What fun THAT game was!”
At the farmers market, we found nice tomatoes already…and some green ones. Oh, it was fried green tomatoes for lunch on the deck today! And some homemade pasta and cheese made from scratch. I had some Irish white cheddar (from Sam’s) that was strong and a bit crumbly. I added some leftover cream cheese, bit of leftover mascarpone, and some leftover (again cream). Yum. Made the best stuff!
For the first time in months, I have been writing. Hammering out a story on the deck this morning with the laptop was great. Now for the rewriting which is where the real work is. I hope I can keep this spurt of creativity alive since my creative fire has been mere embers for months. I have also got a stack of books that look so good they appear as inviting as a cool lake swim on a hot day!
So it is June 1 and it feels like summer…and I hope many days ahead are like this simple Sunday!