Hazy, Hot and Humid
Pictures - The pictures of Martina were taken by my daughter one morning when she was here for coffee. The last picture is one of the bookmarks I made for my mom-in-law.
What's happening - I am babysitting again for a couple of days. I am glad they called me. I told all my parents that if they needed someone once in a while to call me, that I just couldn't do it every single day but a few days here and there is good.
We went up to our lake property on Sunday. Glen mowed the lawn, driveway and lake front. I cleaned out the camper and packed up all our stuff. So it is all ready to go if anyone wants it. We stopped over the neighbor's for a while before we left. They are very sad that we are selling. They are really nice people. They invited us up to stay in one of their little cabins for the night to hang with them one last time, kinda the last hurrah! So we will try to do that in a few weeks.
Glen has been going back and forth between getting home early (around 5:00-6:00) and very late (9:30 or so) but he has been home every night. He is really good about calling and telling me he is on his way home so I can make (or re-heat) dinner.
My niece and her baby came to visit from CT! Her husband couldn't come because he had to work - well I certainly understand about that! We love him though and did miss him. It was great seeing Paula and Emmah! I picked up my daughter and took everyone out for breakfast in Ithaca. I was so surprised how good baby Emmah was in the restaurant. She didn't fuss at all, just sat there and looked around. Very happy baby.
It has been hot and VERY humid here! You walk outside and feel like you are walking under water. The air is so thick it is almost hard to breath. The news person said the humidity should break soon... we'll see. I love sitting on the porch and drinking my coffee early in the morning but even that has not been enjoyable.
Knitting - Still working on the socks. I am always working on at least a couple knitting projects at a time because I easily get bored. My mother-in-law's birthday is coming up so I thought I would knit her a couple bookmarks.
Books I have read - Unspoken Fear by Morgan Hunter. Good book, very suspenseful. I thought I had it all figured out. I thought it was going to be predictable but I didn't care because I liked it. BUT... turns out I didn't have it figured out at all. LOL This took place in Delaware.
Also read - Heart Breaker by Karen Robards. If you are like me and choose books by the cover and the title. This one really surprised me, I would have never picked it based on the cover or the title. I do not care for romance books, and I thought this was a romance but I needed it for my Utah book so I read it anyway. Wow - it was full of adventure and excitement! I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. Only one graphic sex scene which you all know I don't like, so I just closed my eyes and read real fast (figure that one out). It also had some gory graphic scenes which I do like! LOL Two good books in a row. I have been really lucky with my state books, I haven't had to read too many that I didn't like.
Contests - Dar at Peeking Between the Pages has some giveaways, they are listed on the left of her blog. Toni at A Circle of Books has some giveaways that are also posted on the left on her blog. Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit still has some giveaways going on. Click on the word giveaways on the left on her blog. A Sea of Books has lots of giveaways listed on her blog.
Top 5 - Pet Peeves (my mom asked for this one!) I had a hard time with this one, I thought I had a lot of pet peeves but I couldn't think of any.
1. People who drive slow right in front of me! I am not an especially fast driver but please people, go the speed limit!
2. Dishes put in the dishwasher in the wrong place. Come on now, it is kinda like kindergarten putting the reds with the reds and the blues with the blues. But no! My husband will see bowls and put his bowl with the plates.
3. Leaving dirty dishes or soda cans or water bottles in the living room. Just take them to the kitchen!
4. Shoes left right in front of the door or in the middle of the walkway. Do you want me to fall and break my neck?
5. Glen leaving his overnight bag right in front of my dresser. Does this sound fair? He takes all his space and mine too! I usually just give it a good kick to get it out of the way.