Brexit. Who would have thought it would actually pass? Makes me nervous that Trump might actually pass/win. I guess things will sort themselves out but it will take time and things will be in turmoil in the the meanwhile. I doubt it will make an improvement in anyone's circumstances. Too late now. Henry VIII would never have stood for it.
Yesterday was my husband's last day of employment. He retired from full time work 2 years ago but has continued 2 days a week since then. He is 69 years old and has worked since he was 12 so it is high time he retires. He has so many interests that I can't imagine he will be bored.
Quilting is progressing at a snail's pace. But then everything I do is at a snail's pace. At least there is some progress on it.
I have 2 really good books going now. The Barbary Plague by Marilyn Chase is about the bubonic plague outbreak in San Francisco in 1900-1905. I didn't know there had ever been an outbreak of plague in the U.S. Several hundred people died but it was hushed up as being bad for business and tourism, which I suppose it would have been.
The other is Old Filth by Jane Gardam. FILTH is an acronym for Failed in London, Try Hong Kong. It is fiction about the waning days of the British empire. So far, it is quite interesting.
Hot and humid. 94.4 degrees on the back porch. The rose moss is thriving in the heat as is the plumbago. The milkweed has stopped blooming. The barn swallows pulled a sneak nest of babies on the back porch. I had no idea there was another brood coming but there are at least 3 babies in the nest. No Monarchs but several swallowtails and a couple of Gulf Fritillaries. The cats are comatose most of the day, as is only sensible in this heat.
That's all the news from OakMeadows where the cats all eat Fancy Feast and the people are having leftovers.