Outside My Window. . .Very, very warm & sunny & muggy. We had rain off & all all weekend. . . . and we need it! We always need rain in the summer. We seldom have rain in the summer, so I dare not fuss about it.
It worked out very well, though. When we had outside activities or traveling to do, there was no rain. And it mostly rained when we were inside or sleeping, etc.
Sitting on the porch was a pleasure except for those darn mosquitoes that much have hatched from all the rain? I'm going to have to find a non-toxic way to get rid of them! But I think I may have some help as my oldest grand daughter was the first to discover we have bats around the house! They were flying around the mercury vapor light that's in the driveway. Without it would make it very difficult to find the house in the dark or to get from the car to the porch, so we leave it here. . . . It might be a good thing - attracting food for the bats!
I think I wrote about that big old owl w/in the last week & he was out front too. I haven't identified him, but he is big: I'm guessing 18 -24" tall! I hope he's not planning to eat the bats!? After all, they are small mammals!
I Am Hearing . . .Crickets & cicadas.
I Am Wearing . . .white capris & blue shirt.
I Am Thinking . . . I need to mop floors.
I Am Wondering . . .if I will actually get around to mopping floors. . . . it's hard to get back into the swing of things.
I Am Grateful. . . for the wonderful weekend full of family & activities
for small town parades
and firemen competitions
for the pulled pork being such a big hit
for going geocaching
for big (there were 12 of us) get together w/my mom @ assisted living facility. They put out a great spread of wonderful food!
for daughter's neighbors inviting us over for big firework show @ their house. It was the biggest private fireworks show I've ever been to!
for grandkids fishing
for Apple to Apple game
for James Bond movie
for fireworks @ home
and the poppers too
for bats in my yard
& the owl, too
for my family getting safely back home.
For my hubby. When everyone is gone & the house is empty - I'm glad he's here to listen to the quiet with me.
From The Kitchen . . . lots of grilled meat & a watermelon.
I Am Going. . . to catch up on reading blogs & tidy house; move two pieces of furniture & two rugs; & mop floors.
I Am (still) Reading . . . There's no way to change this up - - - I have much to learn & will continue reading "Essential Oils Desk Reference"
I Am Hoping. . .to make steady progress
Around The House . . . the evidence of a houseful of people having been here. And I love it!
One Of My Favorite Things . . .family get togethers.
Something You May Not Know About Me. . . I have almost always in the past used real china, glasses, silverware & cloth napkins. It's been an idiosyncrasy of mine. But not this weekend. . . . not for the big meals. Oh breakfast did get eaten from real bowls - but the other meals were from paper plates, plastic cups & forks & paper napkins! Scandalous!
Today's Photo. . . .the last of the sparklers - - - the last of the fireworks - - - the last of the holiday.