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?


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

  2. A Freudian slip, no doubt about it!

  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 =-)

  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?

  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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  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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