Sunday, August 11, 2019

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

Its 71 here in NYC today, and the humidity is under 60 o/o
That's low for August, and I am embracing that anomaly with fervor!

I can turn the AC off; give the poor little beast a rest from the 24/7 it's been running most of the week.

I can open the windows.

I can get some cleaning done without needing to shower every hour!

But mostly, I'm going to just unplug and enjoy.

Yes, there will be some reading involved, I'm sure!

What delightful surprise greeted you today?


Lennon Faris said...

Well not sure if this is 'delightful,' exactly, but ...I just watched an article on the most remote fine-dining experience - a tiny restaurant out in the boonies on an island 200 mi north of Scotland.

It was all very intriguing until the narrator said something like, "we serve some food that is almost alive. [insert pic of sea creature with bulbous eyes]. You feel the muscles cramping as you eat it because it is so fresh."

That second sentence almost made me vomit. But I can't help but think, that is some spectacular, visceral writing.

Dena Pawling said...

>>What delightful surprise greeted you today?

A new Elvis Cole novel! Yay. The audio book is on order at my library. I'm now #4 in line. I've never read CJ Box but the audio is also on order so I'm #3 in line for that one.


There are now 6 items on my hold list. Hopefully they don't all become available at the same time LOL.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Steve Forti said...

Finally being almost done with this cold. Able to get about. Put me in a great mood.

Kitty said...

I've been on grandmother duty for 6+ months now caring for the 3-y-o. Her mother is an ER nurse and her father is an ICU nurse, and both have been working weekends. So I spend 5 hours with the wee one on Fridays and 12 hours with her on Saturdays & Sundays. I go to 7 o'clock Mass on Sundays and dash over to watch her afterwards. This morning, right before Mass, my cell phone vibrated with a txt: [Her father] is on call today, which means I'll be on call, too, but at home. :-) siiiigh

Kitty said...

Ooops! Grandmother back on duty.

Craig F said...

You are just trying to rub it in. *3 again this morning, humidity near 100%, a steam bath before the sun even came up. Then the sun came up and the clouds grew into a blanket of steam.

Halfway through Grippando's Girl in the Glass Box.

CynthiaMc said...

I'm off today!

Took the pups for a walk in the park before it got too hot. Yuki was feeling spry today and wanted to walk (usually she rides in the wagon with our blind chihuahua). She wanted to take a shortcut, so we did. Our pomeranian said "Hey, wait a minute! That's shorter" but was fine with it when I said I'd make breakfast when we got home.

Doing some gardening if I don't get heat stroke.

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

Kristin Owens said...

This is certainly not delightful:
I woke up with a giant nose courtesy of a bacterial infection. I'm on antibiotics and a triple X antibacterial soap. I look like a clown with shingles.
But on that note, I get to hide inside the house and write. Lemonade!

Megan V said...

It’s been one of those weeks—car died(repaired yesterday after paying a chunk of change for a part that cost double the labor), puppies have had to go back-and-forth to the vet (Torn cruciate for one, staple removal following a bite wound for the other ...still have future visits to do), family has had some trouble back home that I have not been able to help with, add in a jury trial and stir to chaotic perfection. So the truly delightful surprise is that Ive actually got to do nothing but read and write today! 😀

KDJames said...

I was surprised by a fresh pile of cat yak this morning.

Oh, you said delightful . . .

My 15-month-old granddaughter is learning the sounds made by various animals. She can't always say the animal name, but she's great at making the sounds. Her favourite is horse. Not sure whether that's because she truly loves horses (she's never seen a real horse, just drawings in picture books) or because "neigh" is easy to say.

My daughter recently texted: "She said neigh to a stick hanging over the creek that was shaped like a horse. And lost her mind in the grocery store screaming neigh over a balloon that had a unicorn on it"

But the truly delightful thing was a video my daughter sent yesterday: Granddaughter is sitting in her highchair in the kitchen pointing at the bright red stand mixer on the counter next to her, excitedly yelling "neigh" at it. It's the most hilarious, and adorable, thing I've seen in a long time.

I'm going to send a link to Melanie's site, so she can see real horses.

Unknown said...

KD James - OMG that's so cute. I miss my girls being so little and funny. It's been a long time since they replaced 'neigh' with 'nay'!

Jennifer R. Donohue said...

At the dog park today, where we have a standing playdate with Ulrike's friend Nova (A border collie/Aussie mix) there was not just one dog we haven't met before (a Brittany spaniel) but two (also a shepherd/lab mix)! So, four dogs running around like mad and having a good lot of dog fun. And when things occasionally got a little too exciting.......Ulrike would police the other dogs? Like, the shepherd/lab mix was a little bigger and a couple of times got Nova barking, and Ulrike would snake in between the two, bark at Nova with her back to the other guy, and then run off with the others following her, diffusing the situation.

My other surprise has to do with writing. I've been picking at a short story, trying to see where it would take me, and I've gotten about 2k words in before writing what is probably actually the opening scene and the rest of it will either get worked in separately or go to the recycle bin.

Jenn Griffin said...

Sat for 3+ hours in the shade on my deck and interviewed one of the characters in my MS. Made him tell me stuff he's been reluctant to cough up thus far. Called him on his BS and wrote down whatever he said, as fast as I could. (Yes, I use pen & paper. It's quicker than typing.)

I realize to a non-writer I probably sound insane. This method seems to relieve some of the pressure of trying to come up with good material and generally figuring out what I want to say in my MS.

Of course, I'll still have to clean it up and make it print-worthy...

Barbara Etlin said...

It was Bogie day on TCM, 24 hours of Bogie movies!

Stacy said...

It's not exactly a surprise because we were anticipating it, but my city just opened a new park that ROCKS. Kinda left me jealous of people who actually get to work downtown. But ... I intend to enjoy all the new trails along the river before it gets cold.

Panda in Chief said...

I woke up to rain this morning, which considering I live in the Pacific Northwest should not be a surprise, but this year has been particularly dry, so we really need some rain. You know that I am becoming a true Northwesters, when I welcome some rain.

Hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend