We are now into Summer. And it's still raining more than not. My vegetable garden never dries out. Now rain is essential to growing things. But sunshine is also needed. I have to pick the yellow squash quickly because the ground is so wet that the squash will rot where it lies. My asparagus will not produce this year. And I need to purchase a cultivator to keep the weeds down between the plants.
Yesterday our construction crew had almost finished painting all our outdoor decks and then the rain
started. They had to stop. And one deck may need to be repainted as it did not have a chance to dry.
It's really hard to get anything done in a very rainy summer. I am beginning to feel like we live in Washington or Oregon on the west coast. The unusual rain we had all winter (we are now 17 inches above normal for rainfall so far this year) That is a lot.
I had my hair cut on Saturday and colored. They never cut my hair like I ask them to. I asked for layered on top of my head and bangs. I have a scar on my forehead from an old surgery I would like
covered. She cut my hair exactly like the lady did last year. Except she did add a bit of layering on the
sides. The best thing she did was low lighted my white hair. So now my hair looks more like it used to
look. Except not as much varied streaks. But the sun will take care of that. My hair always gets more
blonde streaks in the summer.
I am thinking I might like to purchase a miniature horse when we stop traveling and for a companion a miniature donkey. http://www.circlevilleacres.com/salebarn.html
They seem really popular. Ralph has one more week of recovery from his gall bladder surgery and then we can head to Florida to see the granddaughter. It has been more than a year. She does not even look the same. We must get a winter place closer to our son. She is my last grandchild and she will be five years old this October. I am missing it all. They grow up so fast.
My best friend Helen since I was age 11 stopped in for a visit on their way to Boone North Carolina to visit her partners sister. And then they are going up to New York to an English Country Dance meet up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She and Ed love English Country Dancing. I tried it once with Helen but I just felt self conscious. Helen said that as I learned the steps I would not feel that way. And there is also the fact that my husband would never participate. Which would make me partnerless.
I just purchased new yarn for a knitting project and new craft supplies to do some crafting with my granddaughter. At only age four she loves crafting things. I am trying so hard to spend less time on the internet and more time doing constructive things. With visitors stopping in, I am more appreciative of my gorgeous views. I have taken them for granted. It is a beautiful place to live. Every morning the mountains look different. It's like living by the sea. Both dogs are doing very well. And we are getting all of our outdoors renovated. They pressure washed the garage, the house and peak of the roof. It all looks so clean and beautiful. And just two more decks to paint and we are done. Now we just need a gardener because I just can't trim all these hedges. Hope everyone is having a bit of summer and not all rain. Will try to update my blog more often. This was my hair before the haircut. A bit long.
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