It’s been a busy few days here at Chez Nana, but not too busy that I haven’t been able to get in some hand quilting on my Kiss quilt. Sitting in my recliner with my quilt in my lap and earbuds in my ears (listening to an audiobook) is a fabulous way to start my day.
We’ve got construction again in the neighborhood. There are two empty lots across the street, and the builder is going to put in two more spec homes. We’ve been here for 6-1/2 years now, and there hasn’t been a summer where there hasn’t been a home under construction. I kind of like hearing the sounds of hammers and saws. There were 4 homes built/under construction when we moved in … there are now 32 homes built/occupied. It’s a rather small subdivision … there are only a few lots left.
My tomato plants got a little out of control while we were gone last weekend (I was at retreat and DH was helping DSIL move his dad to Tennessee where his mom is). I’m going to try to see if I can’t tuck some of the wandering branches back into the cage as they get a little longer. I’ve got blossoms on my cucumber plants, and our green beans have sent out runners 6 feet tall or more.
Speaking of DSIL’s mom, she’s been transferred to a rehab center, where she’s continuing to make baby steps in her recovery. While she is improving, she’s also encountering a few stumbling blocks along the way. She continues to require a feeding tube although she’s working on exercises to strengthen the muscles required to swallow. And she’s been diagnosed with Stage 3 kidney disease. So continued prayers would certainly be appreciated.
A few of the sand dollars I was able to bring home from our trip to Hilton Head were very dark in color (it was obvious that they weren’t alive, but I don’t think they’d been dead long enough for the sun, the water and the sand to whiten them up). I’ve had them out on the deck for a couple of weeks to let the sun whiten them up … and slowly but surely they’re getting whiter.You can see that the ones on the right are now white enough to come inside, the 5 on the left still need more bleaching from the sun.
My “friend” Insomnia has returned. Instead of waking up way too early, I’m staying awake way too long. I’m too tired to do anything very productive while waiting to be able to fall asleep … but my mind just won’t slow down long enough to allow me to fall asleep. Last night I finished up the audiobook I started last month and downloaded another one. I’ll start it this morning when I sit down with my hand quilting.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!