Isn't it funny how things work sometimes? Earlier this week I had all but given up thinking it would ever cool down again. Three days later we had a weather system that moved in which brought with it a little much needed rain and temperatures almost 20 degrees cooler. What a wonderful and welcome relief! Although some folks might not think that 90+ degree weather is really all that cool, let me tell you that it made a HUGE difference from the 110 degrees we have been dealing with on a regular basis. We all needed the break, not only physically but mentally as well. These past couple of months have been pretty tough on both aspects. Of course summer isn't over yet and temperatures are supposed to crawl back up but it's been a wonderful break while it's lasted!
I would like to say thanks to a dear reader (you know who you are) who sent a nice donation for the homestead Wish List. Your kindness is greatly appreciated and it will certainly be put to good use around here.
While I have been hiding indoors from all this oppressive heat I have been working on some knitting. I've completed 8 cotton pieces. Some washclothes, dishcloths and dishtowels. I just love using them! I'm working on what will end up being the last one right now. I'm almost out of cotton thread.
I have a couple of skeins of some other yarn that I've been working with. (Thanks Mushroom!) I've started and ripped out so many starts on a scarf that it's starting to get a bit frayed but I've finally decided on a pattern that I really like. Of course this is the same yarn that I have been messing around with since last winter, its about time I made up my mind on what to do with it! LOL So this time I am making a promise to myself that I'm going to finish this one!
The riots in England have been all over the news. It amazes me that the people there have allowed it to get so out of hand. Folks all over the internet have been discussing how things have been being handled. I'm thinking that if the same thing were to happen in America, the outcome would have been much different and results seen in a matter of a day or so rather than it having drug out for close to a week now. And I'm not talking about the government stepping in either. I'm talking about the people who's homes and businesses have been burned and looted. I may be overly optimistic about the spirit of Americans on this, but I cannot imagine many of us just standing back and waiting for someone to come and "make things right" for us. Had small business owners or homeowners here been shoved in the same direction I have a feeling that the outcome in America would have been much different. Would you just stand by and LET someone burn or loot your home or even your neighbors homes without making a serious stand for your property? Or let someone loot your business and then torch it? I'm thinking.... NOT!
~~~~~~ Hey ... I'm Just Sayin' ... ~~~~~~