It’s hard to believe that today is August 1st. As I lamented to Kat the other day, how come summer months go by so much quicker than winter months? Doesn’t is seem reasonable that the days should feel like they last longer since there’s so much more day light? But we all know it doesn’t work that way and here we are with just one full month of summer left.
Here’s what’s current in my world right now.
Watching: Sharp Objects. We love it! It’s creepy and weird and the perfect summer show.
Picking: Grape tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash and cucumbers. Oh, and lots of basil and parsley. The cucumbers are kind of weird this year, they have curves and are skinny. And the summer squash skin has been super tough. I’ve read that adding manure could help with that. Dale’s on it.
Loving: Our new pergola. We’ve got lights now and have enjoyed a few meals out there. Last Friday when we got home from the wedding we actually had a night cap sitting at the table and it was magical. The mosquitoes are a little more fierce than they are up on the deck but we’re mostly managing to not get bitten.
Finding: Roadside flower stands. I love buying bouquets of zinnias and cosmos and more! So old fashioned and charming.
Listening to: The Avett Brothers. All the time! And for podcasts, The Daily.
Knitting: True Colors but I have made zero progress. And socks. Also zero progress.
Planning: Jackie’s one year birthday sweater! The top contender? Little Hipster Cardigan.
Buying: Pottery. Too much pottery. And stuff for outside like a heater and lights. And prezzies for Jackie. Always.
Anticipating: Our Cape Cod vacation! It signals the end of summer, which blows, but it’s still one of my favorite weeks of the year.
Happy August to all!