I sit here in the darkened living room on the couch, my usual perch, with Charlie at the other end on his bed. No sounds but for the whirring of the ceiling fan.
It rained more yesterday, so I didn’t have to do any watering on the patio.
My neighbor came over to get some green tomatoes so his wife could make her beloved fried green tomatoes. They will move in just over a month when their lease is up.
I opened the front door just long enough to get this photo of my chair, then closed it again.
I just got up to let Charlie out, and it is raining again. He decided he didn’t want out after all.
The red hibiscus plant is especially beautiful today, with three big blooms.
The wild purple morning glory that reseeds itself everywhere is now blooming. On Monday I pulled a good bit of it out of the blue raised bed.
It twirls around any other plant within reach and grows up it, so I have to pull it out. However, it will grow back because it is one prolific vine.
I do like that it covers much of the fence bordering the alley and provides a screen of sorts so I have even more privacy.
I am reading “It All Falls Down” by Sheena Kamal. It is an okay book. Not one of those books I can’t wait to pick back up to read again however. But one I want to read through to see what happens.
No plans today. Tomorrow I have an eye appointment to check the progression of cataracts.
If I have to have something done before the first of the year, my daughter said she gets very busy with work in September through the end of the year, so she’d be more available to me before September 1.
So I thought I’d better see how things are. I do notice I’m having a bit more trouble than I was back in the fall. The optometrist had told me that I would need something done within the year last fall.
I still have Jade the tree under the tree branches hanging over my fence. It really bothered me when I saw that the sun had burned the leaves in spots, as the leaves are so pretty.
I want to protect it until the hot weather eases up. Which will be months from now. But summer seems to be moving along at a fast clip and it will be fall, at least according to the calendar, before we know it.
Time never takes a vacation. The clock keeps moving forward, the second hand always clicking along.
So we need to enjoy each day and find contentment in the little things wherever we can.
Sit and watch the birds and squirrels. Enjoy a cup of coffee. Pick some flowers and place them in a jar to bring indoors.
It’s the little things that make up our lives. Look around you and find something to be grateful for.
Today, I am grateful for my Charlie boy, now laying next to me, and the three big red hibiscus flowers that remind me of my sweet Abi.