Right before we left the house last night heading out to spend the July 4 evening with friends the temperature was 93 degrees with 18% humidity. Today we have this:
We’ve had a quiet holiday weekend at home except for dinner last night with friends (and we weren’t rowdy there, either!) Nat came for lunch yesterday and we feasted on pork tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad and various melons. Dessert was homemade oatmeal/chocolate chip/pecan cookies.
Michael has been working on a little construction project for me—a gazebo across the creek from the house. Our deck is in full sun all day and into the evening except for a brief period of time in the early morning—in this heat, it’s HOT out there and impossible to dine or enjoy sitting by the creek. So, the cowboy is building a gazebo across the creek in the aspen grove—hopefully that will provide us with a spot to relax in the shade by the creek.
I’ve been quilting and sewing. Sharon from the Odd Essay asked me some sewing related questions in a comment on the skirt making blog I wrote. Yes, Sharon, Butterick and McCall’s still make patterns. And clothing sizes as well as pattern sizing are ridiculous! I weigh 25 pounds more than I did when making my own clothing. At that time before I married the cowboy, I wore a size 8 or size 10. Today, 25 pounds heavier, I wear a size 6! I think the clothing manufacturers are messing with our minds! Pattern sizing is even more ridiculous. Remember the skirt—I made it by my hip measurement and it was probably at least two sizes too big. Today I made another skirt and dropped down a whole size—too big again!!! No wonder I quit making my own clothes!!
Hope you’ve all had an enjoyable July 4 weekend!