Today is Meredith’s birthday. Meredith, for those of you who don’t know, is my beloved little sister. She writes a very popular blog called Mereknits. She is the fiber wizard in our family – she knits, she crochets, she weaves, she sews.
She is a wonderful mother to her three boys.
She is the best sister in the world.
It’s a big birthday number for her, one that is hard to comprehend for this much older sister. How can that be?
Drop by her blog and wish her a very Happy Birthday for me, okay? She deserves all of the best the world has to offer.
I love all my roses, but this one – the New Dawn – has my heart. The soft pink of those blooms is simply stunning. This one is currently arching over the porch railing, right behind the glider.
As you no doubt know, I have a lot of hostas in the gardens. A few years ago, I planted two of them in front of the shed, which is a distance from the house.
I discovered this yesterday.
Yes, my hostas have been beheaded. I’m pretty sure the culprits are my friends, the deer.
The hostas in the other garden beds have emerged unscathed, most likely due to their proximity to the house. Time to spray some natural deer repellent. (No chemicals or pesticides are ever used here.)
We had a doozy of a thunderstorm yesterday. It went on for several hours. Booming cracks of thunder, torrential rain, streaks of lightning – what a show! I’m hoping the humidity will go away later today.
What are you reading at the moment?
I’m reading The Silkworm, a mystery by Robert Galbraith (who is really J.K. Rowling.) It’s the second in her series about a London private detective, Cormoran Strike.
Boy oh boy, that woman can write. I never read the Harry Potter books. I tried, but I just never got into them. (I know…you’re shocked.) So I am very happy that Rowling has moved into a new genre, the mystery/crime novel. I almost never do this, but after reading The Cuckoo’s Calling (the first book in the series) I purchased the second book months before it was due to come out.
The series is that good.
I’m thinking a lot about the new book blog. I’m gathering ideas. I’m pondering domain names. I’m very excited. It will probably take another week or two to launch. I’m still recovering from the long hours in the theater and subsequent lack of sleep during my last week in Chautauqua. But the ideas are percolating in my brain, rest assured.
Tomorrow is a special anniversary for Don and me. Stop by tomorrow and I’ll tell you a little story.
Don’t forget to visit my post entitled A New Path (In More Ways than One.) Oxytrol for Women and More Magazine are launching an Open A New Door contest for women over 50. Go on over and read the details and enter!