Normally, August’s heat results in lawn that looks parched. Mowing slows down to once every two weeks. This summer, we had a period of dry heat in late June. August has determined to make up for that and though it’s been hot, that heat has been accompanied by otherworldly humidity and frequent drenching rainstorms. The grass isn’t parched; it’s thick and damp. The mower is earning its keep this August.
I remain horrified by the clown show in the White House and I fear that phrase insults clowns. I like to read (I just finished Sarah Vowell’s Lafayette in the Somewhat United States), garden, cook, and talk.
I love….swimming laps, sunrises, laughter, wooden bunnies, bunny tails, a fresh pedicure, Sarah Vowell’s sense of humor, soft nightgowns, daffodils leaning toward the sun, teaching the history of the 1850s, the morning coo of the neighborhood doves, blue skies, sunny afternoons, the arrival of opening day, linen skirts, good writing, a clean house, longer days, good books, and the deep sleep that follows a good workout.