Outside My Window. . .It is sunny. Yesterday's heat index was 115 degrees. I heard on news that the South is better off than Chicago or NYC because we have air conditioners! Of course not everyone can afford A/C, but the middle class & rich have air conditioning. I'm guessing that the middle class in other areas of the country don't bother installing a/c because 1) it's usually not so extremely hot & 2) their hot weather doesn't last more than several weeks. But when it's hot - it's HOT! And I know upstate NY gets HOT!
Although I don't see them right this minute, it appears we have two Barred Owls hanging around the property. We saw them again the other night. I'm guessing it's a pair, but we don't know for certain. Owen, the first one we saw weeks ago, even escorted me about a quarter of a mile on my morning walk one day last week! How fun, since the owl has been associated with not only wisdom, but protection, too!
I Am Hearing . . .Cicadas & air conditioning.
I Am Wearing . . .red chambray nightshirt & white shorts.
I Am Thinking . . . the economy is not doing better. We know two men, in their fifties, who got laid off from work; one in east TX & the other in Houston metro.
And when I volunteered at Good Sam yesterday, we had 3 more families sign up for food. There were a lot of them waiting when I arrived at 8:55AM.
I Am Wondering . . .if I, or any of my friends, would have waited hours in Tuesday's heat, for a big bag of carrots, a huge head of cabbage & a loaf of bread. Actually, I'm not wondering - I know I wouldn't!
One lady passed out. It's a wonder it was only one. Heat index got up to 108 that day.
I Am Grateful. . . for a good night's sleep! I slept straight through 8 1/2 hours! This is unheard of for me, as I normally get 3 - 4 hours sleep. This is how I did it. I hate to bore you & feel free to skip, but I want to be able to come back to this to try the formula again! And again!
I went for an almost 2 mile walk in the evening. The side road is in the shade & even though I got all sweaty, it wasn't terribly bad. I came home & bathed, adding salts to the tub. I then ate a very light supper, since it was now after 8 PM. A great big salad! I then rubbed lavender oil on the bottom of my feet, drank my magnesium & took a lot of my supplements that are suppose to be taken before bed. I went to bed a little after 9 PM, read for a while & lights out by 9:30. I woke about 5:45 AM. . . . went back to sleep & got up at 8. I feel wonderful!
From The Kitchen . . . Pork in the slow cooker! This is the best pulled pork ever! It's Hungry Girl's recipe.
I Am Reading . . . nada
I Am Hoping. . . to finish editing & burning CDs.
Around The House . . . Laundry is sorted but can't wash as hubby disconnected the water in that area of the house. He took out the sink & tore all awful wall board from the guest bath & since the laundry is nearby, it too has no water!
One Of My Favorites. . . Well, apparently a good night's sleep!
Something You May Not Know About Me. . . I have a plan to tear down & relocate all the out-buildings within the next couple of years!
About Today's Photo. . .
It was a happy, albeit slow morning. A gentle reminder to pray for family & friends. Amen.