Today has been the hottest day yet, this summer. 108F outside, according to my cousin who saw that number posted somewhere on her way back from church. I managed to keep the house to a comfortable low 80s and it was fine until early evening, when it got warm and stuffy inside the house. But then, I opened the windows and went outside to water the back garden and it was cooling off, outside.
|Withered Bean Plants|
My poor bean plants have got withered for the heat!
|Wonder if they'll revive?|
The one patty pan squash that is forming looks like it might have been pre-baked!
The tips of the tomato plant, too, have withered for the heat:
|Damaged Tips of Tomato Plant|
But the plant, itself, is thriving (and there are tiny tomatoes, forming!)
|Almost Up to the Second Tier!|
The squash plants had looked droopy during the afternoon, but they recovered in the evening and got watered, well:
|Patty Pan and Zucchini Plants|
The orange tree is showing signs of distress, with curled up leaves:
|Orange Tree Needs Water|
One of the lemon trees looked bad, too, but I am hoping it will revive.
Daughter and I spent a quiet morning, together. We chatted a bit and she helped me change my passwords on my accounts. I am always hesitant to do such things on my own because I am afraid I'll mess up; she is my tech support. Daughter was very kind and encouraged me to have more confidence in myself, telling me that I was an intelligent woman and was more capable than I give myself credit for being.
Earlier, one of my friends had called and we had made tentative plans to go out to lunch, today. But today, she called and we postponed the lunch date for another day, maybe in early July. I invited her to come and spend the day at my house anyway, but she declined.
Later, in the early afternoon, one of daughter's friends came to give her a ride to their other friend's party. Daughter stayed on after the party to help with the clean up and rode home with her friend.
I spent the evening sewing a blouse for myself. I have to finish the neckline and armholes, which I'll do tomorrow (still trying to decide if I want to add sleeves to it - probably not). The fabric is some lace that my mother had bought. I lined it with some other fabric that was also in her stash.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to keep the house relatively cool for the most part.
- Daughter having fun with her friends.
- Water for the garden.
- Someone sleeping with her head on my lap while I type this. (I make a comfy pillow, I've been told.)
Tomorrow (Monday), daughter flies back to Berkeley. Her flight is in the early afternoon, so we'll spend the morning together (I've taken a day of vacation from work) and then, I'll drive her to the airport. Other plans for tomorrow include sewing my blouse and tidying up the house a bit.
Monday's To Do List:
- Take daughter to airport
- Finish sewing my blouse
- Put away sewing machine, etc., and tidy the dining table
- Empty waste baskets
- Take trash cans to the curb
- Water the indoor plants
- Water the front garden
- Video chat with daughter in the evening
How was your Sunday? Is it hot where you are? Are you managing to stay cool?