I have spent most of today traveling to the other side of the country. My day started at 0400 with only 4 hours of fitful sleep. I am traveling to see my grandparents. They are in their 90s! While I could have done many other things with my 5 days off. Not to mention spend the $700 plane ticket on something for me. I am so thankful I can go and see them. I am grateful I have the time, money, and will to spend all that on them. You might not be doing exactly what you would want to be but be grateful none the less because you are able to.
So there was a small space at the end of the day bed and I wanted a small table to put there. Me being an overachiever wanted to add a cat hammock. So I did. My mom put together the frame and I stained and varnished it. Have to say its much more complicated to stain a frame then a straight board. (Like the books shelves). However, it was easily done and put fit in the needed spot. When I brought it in Ms. Roanoke made herself right at home. I am quiet happy with it though now its difficult to make the bed. Oh 1st world issues. Another great project done!
Humans like to make wishes on random things; shooting stars, 11:11, chicken bones. Well, recently, I had a wish opportunity and I realized as I was looking for a wish that I didn’t have one. Yes, of course, I could have wished to win the lottery or find a beautiful house that the owner wants to give me. But at that moment I had nothing so pressing that I needed a wish. So, mentally I saved it for later and ended up wishing that a friend got something they wanted. I hope that each and everyone of you can make it to a point where wishing isn’t needed. Where the “right now” is okay. Not that your life is perfect or you don’t need anything. Just that you are content and satisfied.
So I have this little hill that is horrible to mow. So I decided I would make a Butterfly and Bee Garden. Bees are huge to our agriculture livelihood so this is my little way to give back. Plus, I don’t have to mow that area. Win-win if you ask me. So I moved some lilies and bought some flowering shrubs. I also have a bag of wildflower seed but they will have to wait until spring to be planted. For now these plants can get established. It already looks awesome and all the plants have seemed to survived their transplant.
OMG its August! So breathe. Take the next few weeks to appreciate the last few weeks of summer. School is going to start soon. Then Thanksgiving. Then Christmas. Time is moving too fast. It is ok. Breathe. Take a moment, hour, day; just to take a deep breath before the next big plunge. You are not alone. You have support. If no one else message me! (Breathe Pond, Breathe!!!)
Vampire Earth by E.E. Knight I had this on Graphic Audio to listen to during my commute. It is kind of like Prairie Home Companion style reading. There was even a cast. The story itself is very interesting. Some vampirism type creatures have taken over Earth Post-Apocalypse. Well developed story and characters.
Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child As always these are my favorites authors. They put so much research into their stories and their characters are so relatable. This an audio story too. It isn’t as developed as Vampire Earth but the narrator does a fantastic job. This story is #3 in the Pendergast series and introduces some long lasting characters for the series.
Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny Book 2 This is a continuation of the book from last month. I believe these two books included the original 6 stories. I enjoy Zelazny way of hooking you into the story and making you feel for or against certain characters. There is a lot of mystery that makes you want to continue reading to the end.