Summertime is in full effect this week. Every day is hot and humid. I am trying my best to not complain and to enjoy each day. I am thankful for AC and for soft signs of the season to come. Usually I am up around 5 a.m. and greeted by Holly the cat. Lately the sunrise is an hour or so afterwards, so Miss Holly sleeps in a bit. I eagerly await for her little meow 'hellos'.
My mornings are restful and contemplative. I usually journal about the previous day and do some religious readings and prayers while drinking my coffee. I write a gratitude list daily which makes my day start with the best frame of mind.
Now I am content to not eat out, I have many recipes at my fingertips and ingredients in my fridge/freezer to pull off a dinner in a snap. We do pick up a pizza every two to three weeks as a treat. I bundle my outings so that I am not running around every single day. Most weeks I go to a store once a week.
My love of reading has intensified during theses days. I sit and read for many hours, enjoying being lost in a good book. I also bailed on a book two days ago that did not interest me after one hour of reading. Unheard of! I didn't like the writing nor the premise. After a Goodread search on the ratings that cemented the idea of setting the book aside.
Last week I ordered new-to-me art pencils. I've swatched them but haven't as yet used them. Today is the day, I have a large block of time in the afternoon to sit and explore.
While reading a book today I am going to finish the second sock knitting. Sadly I am disappointed in the yarn because there are blocks of light areas where the dye did not take. At least that is what I think it looks like. They will be for my husband more than likely.
We made this chicken fajita recipe yesterday and it was delicious. We had all of the ingredients on hand except onion powder which we omitted. My husband would like to try cooking it on the grill next time instead of in a skillet.
I scored 3 lbs of organic red lentils at our local health food store (none of the local grocery stores carry red lentils and I usually buy them at Wegmans which is 40 minutes away). I originally went in for fake sour cream which they were out of but found the red lentils instead. Of course, I also bought three bars of chocolate, a cookie and a hunk of asiago cheese. You know all the staples of life.
I hope your weekend is restful and you have a cool place to hide during the steamy days of summer, if you are in the summer season of course.
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