Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, much appreciated.
My heart goes out to all of those who have lost their homes from flooding from Isaac. It makes what we went through tiny in perspective. We just hoped and prayed the rain would stop and our cottage, etc. wouldn’t be flooded. We only got a little more rain after that last big deluge, and the sun is shining and it is very hot and humid today. Swampy smelling too.
This morning I went out to trim the Mexican sunflowers, after that I trimmed the Louis Philippe roses and the bougainvillea growing up over my shed. I had made me up a quart of Gatorade to drink and was good to go. After doing the trimming and cutting up and bagging the debris to be picked up Friday, I decided to mow. I just took it slow and easy and kept drinking my Gatorade. We found it in powder form and it’s much cheaper to buy it that way than buying it already made up.
While I was mowing I noticed the front drivers side tire was looking kind of flat. I told DH and he came out to look. His neck is still bothering him, so he showed me how to read a tire gauge and put air in the tire. Then he had me slowly back the car up and turn the wheel sharp so that a good portion of the wheel was out of the well, so that he could see if there was a nail or something. He didn’t see anything. But, we did hear a hiss of air when the tire got to a certain spot. I mixed up some soapy water then we put some on the tire until we saw where the air was bubbling out, making more bubbles. It was a split in my tire. For Pete’s sake. So, my car is now sitting at the tire place getting two new front tires, another unexpected expense. Last month it was a master cylinder and a new radiator. My little Mazda MPV is old, made in 1990. Runs great though, although the ac pooped out soon after we bought it.
I had sent DH an email I got about living in the moment the other day, and reread it again after we got home from leaving my car to have the tires put on. Every day is a gift and there are lessons to be learned, there is beauty to behold and we have much to be thankful for. Things could be oh so much worse.
Part of this peach colored flowering Porterweed broke off in the winds from Isaac. Zebras love these flowers.
This is a needlework piece I started in March, and hadn’t done any more on it until someone mentioned it to me when she saw it in a photo of my workspace. I bought a yard pf the background fabric yesterday and love it.
I’ve still more to do on this as I don’t feel it’s finished yet. Many hours have already gone into this piece, but I can’t seem to stop. I made the crocheted flowers and edging bits and the heart. When the creative work is all done, I’m just going to mount the heart on to the background fabric, (after the fabric has been washed and pressed) and leave it at that.
Well, that’s it from Plum Cottage.
Count your blessings.