Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Around OakMeadows

My quilt top that will be machine quilted for me. 

I found someone to machine quilt my quilts! I'm going to meet her and take the tops to her Sunday afternoon. That is one problem solved. 

We've had only 3-4 hummingbirds at a time so far and almost no Monarchs. We had so many Monarchs this spring that I was really expecting more. Not happy about this. But we have had other butterflies: Common buckeye, Phaon crescent, Soldier, Sachem, and Gulf Fritillary.  

My SIL is in the rehab center. According to her daughter, she is still very lethargic.  We are going to take her lunch on Friday.  We are bringing pizza and Paul and Wendy are bringing drinks.  This is going to be a very long recovery. West Nile Virus is really serious. 

I've been binge watching Grey's Anatomy.  I had never seen it. Really over the top in some areas but interesting in others.  My daughter suggested binge watching Modern Family after I finish.  

Lots of good reading.  I'm almost finished with The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humbolt's New World  by Andrea Wulf. What an extraordinary man!  I finished The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  It was OK but I had very little sympathy for any of the characters. 

It has been GawdAwful hot here. 102.2 one day and 95+ all week. And humidity!  September is my least favorite month because while I'm thinking autumn, the weather is usually GawdAwful hot. Ack! Usually October brings some cooler temperatures. 


Hattie said...

I hope for good health and cooler temperatures coming your way.

Florence said...

Thank you, Hattie. It is supposed to get a bit cooler this weekend!

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed Wulf's books. Pretty scary when you think about the destruction of the world in the interest of science. Von Humbolt was different.

Florence said...

Hi Schmidley, i am looking forward to her Founding Gardeners! Have you read it?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hated Girl on a Train -- I kind of like to have at least one person to like in a novel )).

I hope your sister-in-law recovers. I will not forget my mosquito-spray again.

Florence said...

Sallie, my SIL is slowly recovering. We saw her Friday and it is going to be long and slow. It has been a real wake up call to all of us to use protective clothing and mosquito spray!

Like you, I really need to like at least somebody in the story!