What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion,
for yourself and those around you.
~ Lupita Nyong'o
it arrived here early, bringing with
it temperatures of 100 degrees, heat
indexes even higher, air conditioners
that run non stop, humidity that makes
it hard to breathe and me wishing for
I am getting outside before dawn
and walking with a flash light so I
can see. I walk on long dirt roads
and it would ruin my day to step on
a snake so I watch closely. I have
been managing to walk over 10,000
steps before breakfast so I am super
motivated to keep at it.
The last day lily bloomed, it was
beautiful while it lasted.
I've been snacking on fresh SC peaches
and dinners have been cold salads and
melons since it really is just too hot to
The afternoons are devoted to card writing,
reading, knitting and game playing. Now
if I can just get the cat, Miss Bette, to leave
the dice alone!
Cantaloupes are really coming in now and
the blue berries are being picked twice a
day. The gardens are hanging on, but in
this heat they won't last much longer.
There has been a lot of soccer watching
as the days draw to a close which has
allowed me the time to pick up my shawl
and knit a little before going to bed.
As we end the week and begin weekending
please remember that we are all out here
doing the best we can, love and compassion
my friends, love and compassion.