Curl up with a good book.
Water, water. water your plants.
There is a lot of Olympic coverage on tv to keep you happy inside. It was 90 degrees at 9:00 a.m.at my place this morning . It’s a scorcher.
You can read a great book. I don’t have any recommendations except someone told me Elephant Company : The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II is fascinating. Written by Vickie Croke and having read the New York Times Book Review I think I will have to get to this.
Water your garden and potted plants. You loved them in May so you have to help them get through this heat spell.
I may not post quite so often over the next week as I am picking up stakes and moving to a new spot. No worries, the blog stays where it is, which is marvelous if you think about it.
I have been slowly and methodically moving over all the items I can manage and one of them is the ironing board and as my new spot has its own washer and dryer (!!!) this works out well. So now if I want to look nice I need to be based there. So I can do laundry and iron and polish silver while waiting between 11 and 6 on Friday when a new mattress is being delivered. This betwixt and between does not suit my personality at all but fortunately I only found my spot a week ago and I am set to move on the 24th. I’m making steady progress and am so excited I can’t stand it.(!!!!!)
I just finished watching the ladies’ figure skating short program which I loved. The Korean who is currently in first place had the most exquisite program I have ever seen.
Do not go into a decline after the Olympics end. There is a life to go back to: you can do your taxes, read some good books, get to exercise class. House of Cards Season 2 is out for binge viewing. I believe the Oscars are coming up. And you can find some way to give back either with time or money.
These are flowers I made for the dining tables at Part of the Solution’s soup kitchen.(www.potsbronx.org). I think they will be nice and cheerful.
How are you enjoying the Olympics? I am loving them. The house seems empty if I don’t have the television on with some sort of commentary going on.
Way to go for both Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner. Just beautiful performances. And the little Russian princess, Yulia Lipnitskaia, just darling and soooo flexible. Imagine being 15 years old and having the President of your country applaud your performance. Meryl Davis and Charlie White seem to glide across the ice.
Sage Kotsenberg and Jamie Anderson, both gold medal snowboarders, are contagious with their delight at winning their events.
I won’t pretend to know all the names and I am not a sportscaster but I am having tons of fun watching all of these athletes.
I, for one, am also enjoying the commercials. Whether it’s Tommy Lee Jones selling I don’t know what, Gracie Gold skating down the aisle of a United Airlines plane with a very handsome steward (okay, actor) walking down the other aisle I am in heaven. Not to mention Evan Lysacek on a Coke commercial. Swoon.
Yes, most of us are stuck indoors for another month or so. If you get bored you can always paint a room in your house one of these vibrant colors.
random photo from tumblr