June . . .
What a busy, bursting-at-the-seams, blooming month!
What's happening in my world . . . RIGHT NOW?
Watching . . . Sunsets. (Which seem to be more awesome every night.) Fireflies. (Saw my first one of the season just last night.) Weeds. (We've had plenty of rain this year, so everything - including the weeds! - are enjoying a bumper crop.)
Reading . . . All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I'm nearly half-way in, and let me tell you -- this book is totally living up to its hype! I'm still re-reading Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (the book I first loved and read in 1983), and finding ... it's as good as I remember!
(I realize this shot is completely . . . unappealling. The color is so much more awesome in real life. Plus . . . mystery. So you'll have to wait to see it in all its glory.)
Knitting . . . Lately, it's been All-Mystery-Shawl-All-the-Time around here! So far, I'm keeping up with the clues (last one out this weekend!) and really loving the design. There's something magical to me about knitting lace in the summer -- so this lace-y mystery is really fitting my life right now. That said, I'm ready to embark on something a little less brain-taxing. I have this in mind. And . . . I may finally cast on for one of these.
Listening to . . . Dar Williams.
Dreading . . . Dealing with the ugly string algae in my little garden ponds. (I'll spare you a photo. Just picture . . . ugh.) (Also -- last month I showed you a photo of my shattered iPhone screen. The fix was super-easy! I had the screen replaced. It looks like a brand new phone. And now, my phone is safely ensconced in an OtterBox.)
Planning . . . What to take with me on my vacation up north. (Which begins TODAY!) (Knitting and reading materials being vital for a quiet week away!)
Humming . . . When I got my new car last month, it came with 3 free months of satellite radio. It didn't take me 30 seconds to locate the Pearl Jam station. This song has been stuck in my head for a couple of days now. . .
Wondering . . . How people can manage knitting rather complicated lace from just the written directions? I am in awe! I have always knit lace from a chart - which seems super intuitive to me. But I know that there are lots of knitters who prefer knitting from written directions.
Drinking . . . Peachy Canyon Zinfandel (my current favorite).
Itching to . . . Sort out some things that are bugging me and get some perspective. (I think a week up north ought to help with that.)
Needing to . . . Tackle the weeds that are EVERYwhere in my garden this year -- and especially in my herb garden. Lots of rain = lush plantings + WEEDS!
Organizing . . . Garden stuff. Now that the biggest rush of planting is (for the most part) finished, I can take some time and organize my potting bench and gardening tools, etc.
Delighted by . . . Playing ball with JoJo. Because she actually brings the ball back - and gives it to me! - to throw again. Interactive fun for both of us! (Jenny, by contrast, is always more of a tug-of-war dog. I throw the ball; she catches the ball; then we have to tug for it. Jenny always wins. . .with her jaws-of-steel.)
Inspired by . . . My sewing machine and the Vogue pattern super-sale I ran into at JoAnn Fabrics last week.
Celebrating . . . Vacation. Starting today!
Pleased with . . . My new patio furniture!
How about YOU? What's going on for you . . . Right Now?