This morning I awoke to thunder rumbling with rain as a musical accompaniment as though it was a planned orchestra. They do make the most beautiful music together.
A bit later I was outside with Charlie, checking my plants after it stopped raining. Suddenly a deluge of rain came down. Like the skies just opened up and poured it down on us.
Yet More Storms:
Within minutes the patio was standing in water. But we were inside and dried off and I was having breakfast.
I just checked the weather online and it is 100% chance of rain today. It’s so dark in here I need lamps on to see.
When I have my morning cereal I love to stare out at the patio. I ponder which chores might need to be done soon.
Like turning a container plant that needs more sun. Or snipping the basil to make it bushier.
The cosmos was budding and a flower was just about to open. And now it’s leaned over in the rain. The zinnias seem to hold up well rain or shine. I love the durability of zinnias.
Antique Mall Outing:
Yesterday I decided to drive the 4 miles to the antique mall. When I have a cart to push, I tend to walk better and straighter.
My physical therapist says I tend to sway my right foot out, so I’m practicing walking more intentionally. I have detailed exercises I do several times per day for my ankle, which is helping. She’s now working with my hands and neck.
Since today is not a day to take indoor photos, I’ll show you tomorrow what I picked up at the antique mall. There’s been a little change in the living/dining room area. Not anything drastic. Just changed up the sideboard.
Last night I started reading a book entitled Man Of The Year.
Dr. Robert Hart, Sag Harbor’s just-named Man of the Year, is the envy of his friends and neighbors. His medical practice is thriving. He has a beautiful old house and a beautiful new wife and a beautiful boat docked in the village marina. Even his wayward son, Jonah, is back on track, doing well at school, finally worthy of his father’s attentions.
So when Jonah’s troubled college roommate, Nick, needs a place to stay for the summer, Hart and his wife generously offer him their guest house. A win-win: Jonah will have someone to hang with, and his father can bask in the warm glow of his own generosity.
But when he begins to notice his new house guest getting a little too close to his wife, the good doctor’s veneer begins to crack. All the little lies Robert tells—harmless falsehoods meant to protect everything he holds dear—begin to mount.
Before long, he’s embroiled in a desperate downward spiral, destroying the lives that stand in his way. It’s only the women in his life—his devoted office manager, his friends, his wife—who can clearly see the truth.
Biting and timely, Man of the Year races along at an electric pace, with a wicked twist that you won’t see coming.
Thoughts About This Book:
I’ve read about half the book. I love to read books with an end I don’t see coming.
The doctor goes from slightly jealous to paranoid. He quickly slides into deception and what could lead him to malpractice.
I’m anxious to see how this one ends.
I’ve been watching Netflix. I think I’m about to get through the first season of Ozark, which I absolutely love. Then Friday night I started watching Bloodline, and it’s a good one too.
I don’t know why I didn’t sign up for Netflix a long time ago. Much better than cable TV when I had it.
Have a great Sunday, wherever you are.