Around here I've been hiding inside my house while the humidity has slowly climbed to a somewhat sticky level. The wild roses are finished blooming and at any moment the day lilies will bloom. Every morning when I'm outside with Frodo we check the plants. On our walks, I've seen bee balm blooming but mine is being kind of shy right now. I've spotted some elderberry bushes blooming and they reminded me of my gram who would make elderberry pie when we were at her summer cottage.
The cement guy came and leveled all of the uneven pieces around the pool, sometime next week the landscaper is coming to do his thing. We have some flowering plants that need to be relocated before he regrades the corner of our property or we'll lose them. The new boulder retaining wall is supposed to take two days. I'm excited.
Around here I decadently read ALL day yesterday. The memoir, Educated, is really good and I can't put it down. It's funny because I was sure I would not like the book, silly me. I know I will be done with the book by Sunday because it is being returned on Monday to the library. I'll be picking up my next pile of books!
Around here I finished that pink sweater and it's sitting in the laundry room waiting for me to steam block the button bands and edging. I nearly finished the above shawl only to realize that I do not have enough yarn so I had to undo two rows. Any knitting after 7 p.m. is a slippery slope of bad decisions for me. I could tell that the yardage wasn't enough and yet I still proceeded.
Around here my creativity has been great with knitting, but my sketching and painting has been minimal this week. I guess I'm taking a breather for now. Eventually I want to do some sketching or painting everyday for an hour. I do paint on the weekends but weekdays seem elusive.