Good morning & hello to any of those
still doing a Monday check in.
Reading: Wanting to have more than my re-read of HP series, I created a summer reading list & I found several suggestions from this blog site: Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide Before I put any on my list, I made sure I could get the ones I liked at our local library. First up was a re-read of Quiet & then a very quick read of the sequel; Quiet Power. My 3rd summer read was Hourglass which I read over 2 days. Not sure why but I thought it was a novel so very surprised that it was a memoir. I liked. Next up is, My Name is Lucy Barton.
Watching: F1 Racing - this weekend it was held in Montreal Quebec Canada. We have a Canadian driver in F1 again & he scored some points. Here's some trivia in case anyone should ask; Peter Phillips, Princess Anne's son, met his Canadian now wife, Autumn, at the Montreal Grand Prix.
Preparing: for a visit from my California relative Monday afternoon. California Girl is staying with sisters in the the city but they want to show C.G. the countryside so I get to be the mid-stop for a drink & some nibbles. I have been informed instructed that I should not provide too much because they are taking her for dinner later & that the stop over is limited to a couple of hours.
Helping: a friend sort through her closet - it's a huge walkin & I
feel a little envious of that amount of space. Two bags of donations
& a lot more room to see what she actually had. What was left we broke into piles of needing washing/repair; winter or summer & then sorted by colour. It was a lot of work but also a lot of laughs & everything found a place neatly folded or hung back in the closet. Next we tackle her space room's closet!
Learning: that when people show you who they are, you do have to believe them & not waste time wishing it was otherwise. AND some people are jerks.
Buying: a new pair of white pants/slacks & two sleeveless tops, one is black & white & the other is red/white. After helping my friend tidy her closet I was inspired to do some updating to my wardrobe. I was very happy that all 3 pieces were on sale - a favourite price range!
Wearing: as little as possible today (Sunday) very hot & humid - with the humidity temperatures are 40(c). No fears, neither flowers or neighbours were shocked at my attire, still decent & covered!
Drinking: The first batch of Bengal ice tea. My blend is 1 Bengal Spice tea bag with 2 regular black tea bags with about 6-7 cups of water, boiled & brewed first, then chilled to make a large pot of ice tea. Planning- for a day out on Friday to visit Castle Kilbride & have tea on the lawn served by the Maids of Kilbride. It's part of our summer manifesto to sip our way around the region this year.