Monday, September 4, 2017

Baby, It's Hot Outside

Our prayers go out to people in the great state of Texas this week.  My heart breaks with each story on the news.  At the same time, I see great beauty in the stories of wonderful people who have stepped forward to work first hand to offer comfort and support to those who need it. 

After seeing what others have endured, I feel badly mentioning the heatwave we were hit with the past few days.  If you have ever traveled here to the Monterey Peninsula or San Francisco, you know that it can be downright cold here during the summer.  In fact, early this past week, I had the heater on.  On Friday a heatwave moved onto the Peninsula with temps in excess of 100 degrees Farenheit.  I found myself in 109 degree temps on Saturday.  The temps did not really ease up at night either.  Most of the homes here on the Monterey Peninsula do not have air conditioning, because we have the cold ocean air to naturally cool us.  We had plans to do some chores this past weekend, but there was no way.  We gathered around the one fan we had in one room and drank a lot of water and ate ice cream.

I have an even greater appreciation of what a great puppy daddy Bill is to Liesl.  Sometimes she goes to his side in the middle of the night if she is lonely or scared by an outside noise ( Raccoons visit the garden from time to time and they like to party.  Grrr.)  On Friday, the heat would not break and although we had a fan on in the room, she was miserable.  So Bill got up two or three times that night just to run a cool, damp washcloth over Liesl.  It seemed to help her.  He is really good to her and never grumbles about her waking him up.

It was uncomfortable to do much , but I tried to do a little needlework and sewing.  I put some stand up comedy on Netflix on the craft room television and tried to complete a few of the squares.  I think I got at least a couple of them done and felt like I had accomplished something.

I am almost done with the apples square of The Fruit Bell Pull.  I was able to do a little bit of stitching in the late evening.  I really wish I could have completed more on it, but I am happy to have made a little progress on it.  Slow and steady and all that.  I am so looking forward to the next square!  I am so close to being done I wish I could pull an all nighter and complete it, but those days are far behind me.  :)

The temperatures promise to finally come down this week.  September and October are actually the very best time of year here, when it is not so foggy and it tends to be warm and lovely.  I am still getting blooms on my tomato plants, but alas, no red tomatoes yet.  In this area it is generally September and October that we get to harvest them.  We will have tomatoes ripening into the first week of November or so. 

May your week be filled with blessings!


Marilyn said...

UGH! I hope the heat lets up for you soon.
Glad you got to craft somewhat though.
The disaster in Texas makes you think about how we take everything for granted.

Patti said...

Hi Marilyn!

Thank you!

You are so right. Everything can really change in the blink of an eye.

Have a great week!


leftystitcher said...

I live in Tulsa...i feel your pain with the heat. Lol Have you discovered the stitching community on YouTube called FlossTube? Great stitchers who share their work. Hope you have a cool week. Judi

Robin in Virginia said...

Your apple block is coming along. I hope the heat lets up for you all!

Daffycat said...

So sorry about your heatwave. Here in Oklahoma we have been unusually cool for the past month. Your patchwork looks very cheerful and I love the scrappy colors. The bell pull looks great. All nighter? HaHaHa I could go for it but I'd probably drop out at about 10 pm!

Patti said...

Hello, Daffycat!

Thank you for your kind words.

I always think on a weekend that I am going to stay up so late stitching, but end up ready to go to sleep somewhere between 9 and 10. I miss the late night stitching but not the next day undoing of all the mis-counted cross stitch. LOL


Patti said...

Hi Robin!

The heat is finally letting up. :)

I hope you have a great day!