Thursday, July 5, 2012
Outside my window... The sun is shining, there’s not a cloud in the sky, and there’s just a hint of a breeze.
I am thinking... There’s something else going on with my arm. While the infection (from the diagnosed bug bite) seems to be clearing, I’ve still got the rash/blistering … including an area on my other arm that developed in the last couple of days.
I am thankful... For my hubby. He has his flaws, but then so do I … and he puts up with me and all my flaws, for which I’m so thankful. Seriously, he is a gift from God, and not a day goes by that I’m not thankful that He brought us together.
In the kitchen... There are dishes from last night that have finished air-drying and are ready to be put away.
I am wearing... A T-shirt from our trip to Charleston 3 years ago and capris.
I am wondering... If it will ever rain again. <sigh> I read online this morning that it would take almost 10” of rain for the drought we’re in to end.
I am reading... Arresting Grace by Michael Joel Green.
I am looking forward to... Our trip to the Outer Banks in September. I’m pining for some beach time and cannot wait.
I am learning... That grace is easy to receive, not so easy to extend. Our small group is doing a study on What’s So Amazing about Grace by Philip Yancey, and the book that I’m ready (see above) is a story of one man’s encounter with grace.
Around the house... It’s been a quiet week. After a couple of busy weeks, it feels good to have some “down” time.
I am pondering... What quilt pattern to make next. I think I’m going to go with a Storm at Sea quilt … I’ve always wanted to make one. Here’s an example of one from a quilt show I attended last summer; I’m going to make a smaller one – a wall hanging.
A favorite quote for today... Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times. ~ Martin Luther
One of my favorite things... Right now … watermelon. No homegrown watermelons yet … although with this heat and this drought, I wonder if we’ll even get any good homegrown watermelons this summer.
A few plans for the rest of the week: There aren’t any plans for the rest of the week – yet.
A peek into my day... I have a hair cut appointment for this afternoon. I’ve also got to get caught up on laundry. And of course, I plan to spend some time with my needle and thread.
We had a quiet 4th here. It was too hot to do anything outdoors, and there was an NCIS marathon on USA Network … a perfect day for quilting.
I know … it seems like all I talk about is the weather. I’m not alone … it seems like everyone’s focus is on the weather … no surprise given how hot and dry it’s been. I heard an interesting factoid on the news last night … we’ve had 18 record highs so far this year, and it would appear that we’re not done … if we reach the forecasted highs for today and tomorrow, we’ll set 2 more record highs. At least there appears to be a chance for some rain this weekend, although I’m not too optimistic that it will materialize … it’s a 30% chance of rain, which in these parts generally turns out to be a 0% chance.