Hi, all, how goes it? It's hard to believe the summer is almost over - of course, for those of us who live in North Texas, the worst of the summer is upon us. I'm talking 100+ degree temperatures, days so hot and dry that the scenery goes all wiggly in the distance, yes. You step out of a swimming pool only to completely dry in one minute flat... I could go on and on. Needless to say, I'm ready for autumn! But endure August I must. Here's how I'm getting through the lengthy days.
So, I patted myself on the back earlier this year for whittling down my to-read pile to nothing, only keeping one book on the shelf at any given time so I wouldn't end up with more books than I could possibly read. Well, I'm back to a small-ish pile once again. Hard to stop yourself when you're visiting the bookstores and the days are really too hot to do anything but stay inside and read and/or watch movies! Here is my current pile:
For those of you interested in how my tillandsia "Jim Morrison" is doing, well...I'm sad to say that Jim passed away. (Maybe I shouldn't name my plants after rock stars who didn't make it to age 30. Hmm...) I did, however, purchase a few more, mostly of a different variety than Jim. Here's the bunch, so far nameless:
And here are a few prints that I recently got back from the frame shop. (Please ignore the flash on the glass.)
Finally, here's a little something I got on sale at Pier One this weekend. It's hanging above my bed. I was just having a conversation on Twitter with @GrimmReport about how all I need now is a sign right below it that says "Sleep," as well as one in my closet that says "Dress," etc. so I'll be all set if I ever get dementia.
What are you doing to entertain yourself during these long August days? If you're lucky, you're on vacation. Go ahead. Share. Let me live vicariously through you.