I tell you what, my 50 something body can't take too much more of this moving and packing, especially since the weather is hovering around 100 degrees or higher for the next 5 days.
Ah summer, how I want to love you here in Northern California, but I want to experience you in Alaska, or Maine, where I imagine a light sweater is needed when the sun goes down, people eat supper outside, and you can still wear long pants and shirts with sleeves in them.
There have been beautiful sunsets here though, and the grasses have dried to that rich California gold color. I get to pick wild blackberries on my morning walks, make fresh lemonade from the lemons off my tree and float on a raft in the pool looking up at a sky so blue it makes you ache inside.
All that kind of makes up for the upper lip and boob sweat, the constant hum of the AC, and the inability to do anything outside between lunch time and 9:00pm without melting your face off.
Enough complaining about the weather. Guess what? I finally joined the Instagram crowd (I resisted for a long time). I still prefer blogging because I love the written word, the stories, the connection. It's quicker to post something on Instagram, a nice picture, two sentences punctuated by a dozen emoji's and you're done. But man you can really get sucked into the looking and spend hours of time on there! I'm just figuring out how to navigate around and so far it's been fun. I don't have too many posts up yet, but if you want to visit, I'm at lifeofreilly58.
In between the packing I'm grateful this week for some quiet moments to practice my knitting, and continue sewing more of my drunkards path blocks. I've been able to build up a nice little pile so far. However this is looking to be a 3 year quilt, as I started these blocks last year and it doesn't appear I'll be finishing any time this year.
Anyone got a summer project started? Besides my white crocheted blanket, I've been itching to try some embroidery and I have 2 new books to read. I'm down for anything really, as long as it doesn't involve packing tape and a truck :)