End of July. Who would've thought that I'd be wearing wool socks at the End of July? But I was . . . last weekend. It was unbelievably cold.
The calendar says it's the End of July. Here's what's happening for me . . . Right Now!
WATCHING . . . Orange is the New Black (Netflix original series); I declare this one Totally Worth My Time.
READING . . . Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra (this one is so good and so wonderful that I'm savoring slowly) and The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy (funny; really, really funny in a delightful kind of way). Reading is overwhelming for me right now -- because there are so many books I want to read! The Booker Prize longlist was just announced . . . sigh. (I've already read Some of Them, but I want to read All of Them.)
KNITTING . . . I just finished a shawl, and I really ought to finish up some projects that have been hanging around. And I've just started the second sock (of a pair) for my mom. But I'm hankering to cast on for another shawl. This one, in particular. Love it.
LISTENING TO . . . A friend who recently traveled to New Orleans got me hooked on Tanya & Dorise -- street performers she found in the French Quarter. Love them. (I have a couple of their cds on order.)
DREADING . . . Car shopping. But it is essential. Tom's car (a beloved 2000 Subaru Outback) has just been given the dreaded "terminal" diagnosis. It is time.
HUMMING . . . Kid Rock. All Summer Long. All day. (I totally blame Carole.)
CELEBRATING . . . Erin's move to a new (and safer!) apartment in Pittsburgh. Tom and Brian are there now, helping Erin and Keith with the heavy lifting.
PLANNING . . . My Secret Garden! Work continues.
ITCHING TO . . . Do some sewing. I recently found a dress pattern that looks especially promising (Vogue 8786) and some great fabric. Time to fire up the Viking!
DRINKING . . . Cold Brew tea! (At least, I WAS drinking it . . . until the cold snap last weekend! Then I jumped right back to my standard, hot tea.) I didn't expect to like cold brew tea -- but it's GREAT! So easy and fast!
NEEDING TO . . . split up and transplant some overgrown perennials in the garden.
ORGANIZING . . . My new office space at work (I just moved into a new office; still freezing cold) AND I got a new office laptop. Much organizing to be done!
INSPIRED BY . . . A Month of Fundays . . . A silly headline I saw recently in a magazine (the grocery line was long and I was doing some browsing). I've been thinking about how I can have my own "Month of Fundays" -- and I'm inspired! (More tomorrow.)
DELIGHTED BY . . . My bee house. . . and all the crazy, egg-laying, bee-nesting activity going on there.
How about YOU? What's going on for YOU . . . right now?