Monday, August 18, 2008

Visits, hot weather and dead gardens

The vegetable gardens are gone. This past two months has been so horribly hot that even watering once a day has not saved them. Everything was pretty much gone anyway.
We got tons of tomatoes, okra, eggplant and watermelons so I guess all in all that's ok.

My grown kids were here for a visit. We had a great time! My granddaughter didn't get to come however because of her school.

I've begun knitting on the kids Christmas presents.

this is the yarn that I got for the projects.

And these are the begun projects. :

I was going to do cables on Carrie's sweater but I was having a very difficult time. So I am just doing some repeating patterns in the section where the cables would have been.
Roy's bedspread will be a sort of zig zag design put together of knitted blocks.

Watching the Olympics. I have to say that they are some of the most beautiful games yet. I did not watch the Athens games for some reason. Probably apathy. Poe said "I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity", I have to fall right in step there with Poe. And add long intervals of apathy. Another saying that I love is "what's to be done about ignorance and apathy? I don't know and I don't care".
Between the allergies and the depression and the Epstein-Barr, I find even moving sometimes just too much trouble.

I wish they could give you a pill for that.