No pics - I'm on my husband's computer as mine is being retooled by our IT guy at school. I can't figure out how to save pics straight from the internet, and really don't want to be putting pics on his computer, so. . .no pics today.
1. Here is a link to the post about our great vacation to Litchfield Beach, from which we returned last Saturday. It was a lovely way to celebrate 30 years of marriage.
2. Right now I am cooking up a pot of yellow squash for a casserole for Sunday - all of it from our garden. My folks picked about half a dozen squash while we were gone, which were still good, and I've gotten some more this week. Now, the term "garden" does not mean what it does to some people. But getting that much squash from our four plants thus far is a good thing.
3. Rain, rain, and more rain. The last two days have been great. It's been so hot, and so dry, that we are very glad for every drop. I am cleaning out my desk, oiling the sewing machine, getting clothes out of the closet for a yard sale, going through books, getting ready to go through the filing cabinet. . .all those things that need to be done, and don't get done, and are good jobs for rainy days.
4. Doing well at the gym. Unfortunately, the lower back issues are kicking in again, as I tried a couple of days on the treadmill, and did 20 minutes each time. I just can't do the treadmill. Elliptical works so much better. But I've had two good workouts this week and anticipate (well, maybe that's not the right verb) another this afternoon.
5. This morning, during the rain, Mike and I drove out to a backwater area he comes through on his way home from work, and looked for birds. Then we drove to another place that is known in this area for birding. Yes, we sound like old people. But we saw three great blue herons and five great egrets along the way. And about a dozen brilliant goldfinches, as well as a beautiful blue grosbeak, which is a little more unusual. It would have been a great morning had someone not insisted that she knew we were going the right direction from one place to the other, on a circular route, and felt very confident as she is usually better at reading maps than the driver, so he usually defers to her on this. But this time he was right and she was wrong. So we drove twenty miles out of the way, and "she" had to eat a little humble pie. :-)
Happy Fourth of July!!