Is it really August already? Are you over 50? Does it seem to you that times flies after you turn 50? It does to me. We've been in our house a year now. Seems just like yesterday that we were doing all of the paperwork. So much has changed. Me, the house, the yard. I love to be in the garden even if it's 101 outside. Really. Maybe. It is pretty darn hot! Louie seeks shade and I seek the water hose, Spraying my face like I did when I was a kid. I pulled all of my carrots and made the best carrot cake ever. Oh my gosh good! Wreck your diet good. And now I don't know where I found the recipe. Which is probably good because that cake was so good it disappeared before I thought to take a picture. Now, it is tomato time and every night is summer salad night. Sliced tomatoes from the garden, cucumbers, bell pepper and onions. Unless my oldest son and his wife come. He doesn't like onions. Watching my youngest and his sweet girlfriend. They love to cook together. Cookie baking late at night. With supervision from Louie. Sweet.
Been reading. Lots of reading until the wee hours of the morning. Cutting for Stone by Abrahm Verghese. I put it in my top 100 favorite books. It's a tale of an Indian surgeon in Ethiopia but also a love story about twins and their parents and the people who loved all of them. Amazing.
I also read at least three James Patterson books. Two Nora Roberts. Chasing Fire and The Search. Both good reads. Right now I'm reading a Lee Child book about my favorite hero-Jack Reacher. Good entertainment. I don't have a kindle. I love the library. I can go there and get the latest best sellers. Or I get them from my sister in law, who is always on an airplane or in a hotel room. She reads and reads and passes the books on to me. Speaking of books. Did you read The Help? Such a good book. Funny and so sad too. I can't wait for the movie.
Watching tv too. Recently discovered Drop Dead Diva. I love that show. Watched the new Picker Sisters. Did you watch it? What did you think? It's about two women who pick junk to makeover and sell in their store. They made hanging lamps out of rolled up barbed wire fencing. Seriously? Would you put that in your house?
So, that's what I've been up to. No sewing or crafting. Just living. Loving. Growing older. Maybe wiser. What's going on in your world?