Slayer of the winter, art thou here again? O welcome, thou that bring'st the summer night. The bitter wind makes not thay victory vain, nor will we mock thee for thy faint blue sky. Willaim Morris.
Good Monday morning to you all. To have a visit with the other Monday Memo writers & Sian, our hostess, you can link in here: From High In The Sky
What is new from the patio? Well we are experiencing quite the dry spell in this region, so new this season was we had to water the gardens. Rules are quite strict, even / odd days according to whether your house number is even /odd; am & pm between 6 & 9 as long as we remain in Level 0 or Level 1, if we move to Level 2 & higher, then watering lawns & gardens is curtailed. Let's hope for rain that comes about after this high heat & humidity; Sunday was 31(c) with a humidex of 40 (c). To water my flower pots I use the water from the dehumidifier - it is free water.
|early morning watering the gardens|
What else is new? We were up very early on Friday to get in to Toronto for another of Mr Man's eye injections & this time they also did a scan. The scans show that the shots are not making an improvement difference, so surgery has been scheduled for September. He will have to continue with an injection in July & again in August. The surgery delay is because of the need for a specific drug used in surgery that is currently not available in Canada & they do not start production of this drug until end of June & then it takes 2 months of quality testing before it can be sent to the hospitals again.
|early sunrise view from Hwy 401|
I am currently reading two new to me books: The Widow by Carla Neggers & Summer House by Nancy Thayer. Both are what most would call (very) light summer reading. I must admit I am anxious to start my annual blitz reading of the Harry Potter series (again).
New is the community outrage & rallying to aid a local farmer who had 4 young adults drive through his soy & corn fields with their ATVs & dirt bikes. Thankfully the guilty parties were known & caught. But they did quite a bit of damage to some of Farmer Tim's fields before they were stopped. I hope that there is accountability & consequences for these 4. (ATV = all terrain vehicles)
|Farmer Tim's soy field with ATV tracks (Farmer Tim photo)|
I was tidying up & found an old bubble making bottle & wand so I decided rather than throw it out, I would take the time to just be & blow bubbles. I had quite a few giggles at this, my new method of stress releasing. I will be off to the dollar stores on Monday to buy more bubble makers, I have a lot of pent up stress!
|A bubble floating on the air|
Like a welcome summer rain, humour may suddenly cleanse & cool the earth, the air & you. Langston Hughes
Happy week to all & may we all enjoy more laughter.