Friday, August 20, 2010

No Rain

We keep missing the rain.  It can storm a half mile away, but nary a drop at our house.  The hard part is the anticipation; when the clouds get dark and the wind builds and whips the trees, I'll bring my books in from the patio table and stand grinning like an idjit waiting for a storm that doesn't happen.

Monday while I was at the grocery storm, it poured.  I was soaking wet before I could get in the car.  I went about two blocks and the streets were dry.  Isolated thunder showers, indeed.

The increase in my thyroid medication appears to be making a difference.  After only a few days, my energy level has improved.  Or maybe it is because both yesterday morning and this morning, I put in an hour of yoga.  At any rate, I was up at 5:30 this morning and ready for the day.

We've had a few days at less than 100 degrees lately, but the humidity is so high (85% this morning) that the heat is still a problem.  I need to mow the lawn, but haven't worked up to it yet...and may not.

I started Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden yesterday,  fairy tales within a fairy tale. Echos of childhood favorites like The Secret Garden permeate the book as well.  A delicious read!

What should I be doing?  Vacuuming cat hair, laundry, dusting, balancing my checkbook.  What am I going to do?  Guess that remains to be seen, but I have a feeling that I'm going to sneak up stairs and work some clay.

I suppose I could put on some laundry first...

How is your Friday stacking up?

7 comments:

  1. LOL! Was that an intended typo? Grocery storm. Rain is something we always have plenty of here in the NW.

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  2. A Freudian slip, no doubt about it!

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  3. I have that book in my short stack next to my bed here in NY...was thinking of reading it next. Should I read her other one first? What is happening today: visiting with rellies since DS is here for a few days, then off to the farm stand to buy corn!! MMMMM! Went to some carverns yesterday, then a brewery, then a walk by Otsego Lake...very nice days here with my sweet visitor =-)

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  4. I'm so glad you and your son are enjoying yourselves! That fresh corn sounds so good. I have a bunch of great looking fresh tomatoes that I need to something with (besides slice and add salt).

    I hope you enjoy The Forgotten Garden. I've gotten to a place where the suspense is great, but I'm torn between alleviating the suspense and not wanting to know the answer (although, of course, I do know). Make sense?

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  5. I think I might need a tweak to my thyroid medication dosage as well! My circadian rhythms are a mess and it didn't help that I had jury duty most of the week. So Friday "stacked up" to slide down flat to the floor. I stayed in my pajamas all day even while wandering in the garden ...

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  6. Hi! I'm a new follower. I'm currently in the process of sewing my first quilt (by myself...first one ever was with my grandma when I was 12 years old!)

    I hope you follow me back, I would LOVE some feedback on my progress!

    Thanks!
    -Britt

    britnrich.blogspot.com

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  7. ACey - It seems that the increased dosage is helping. Have to go back and have blood work again in a month. Thyroid meds are a constantly fluctuating thing with me. Hope you get yours balanced.

    I love pj days!

    Britt - Quilting is fun, isn't it? I'll check out your progress soon!

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