Nothing quite like being woken up by your neighbor calling to say that the police had just been to her house because, apparently, another neighbor had called them to report seeing a man with a knife walking around neighbor's property! Yikes! She was calling to tell me to keep my doors locked and windows closed! I normally open the living room drapes to let in the sunshine, but, today, I kept them drawn! Later, my neighbor's daughter called me; she had come by to check on her mother and she said that everything seemed fine. We agreed that it was probably some transient, passing through. I had seen an encampment a couple of blocks away, before the lockdown, when I was driving past there; I haven't driven in that area, recently, so I don't know if the tents are still there or not.
Later, I poured some of the peach canning juice into a glass and squeezed the juice from a fresh orange into it. I didn't expect the orange juice to float on top the way it did! Looked so pretty, I took a photo. Then, I topped it off with water and it still looked pretty and I tried to take another photo. Except, I knocked over the glass and ended up with a mess on my dining table! Not an auspicious start to the last day of July!
It has been another rather warm day. I think today's high was in the upper 90s. I ventured outside around 9:30 a.m. to water the moringa plants and the avocado seedling and it was already hot! The rest of the garden got watered in the evening when M came to tend to it. He also did a bit of tidying up of the garden for me, removing the spent four o'clock plants, deadheading the roses, and cutting down the overgrown grass at the very back.
I took it easy, today, doing a couple of blog posts, reading and commenting on other blogs, watching news and one or two other TV programs, etc. Later, friend R called and we chatted for a bit. I also watered the indoor plants.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Neighbor T calling to alert me about the visit from the police
- Being safe and unharmed
- Fans and electricity to run them
- M helping with the garden
- Warm summer days
Today's joyful activity was relaxing and eating more ice cream!
Tomorrow is supposed to be another warm day, with highs in the upper 90s (97F, according to the weather forecast). I don't have anything scheduled for tomorrow, other than making a couple of cards and maybe a little tidying up.
How was your last day of July? What are your plans for tomorrow?