Friday, August 30, 2013

Flower Friday

The weather has gotten so unusually hot here on the North Coast, that before writing this post I just accomplished all my chores for today ~ and it's only 8:45am. 

People who live where it routinely gets way hot, like anywhere north of 85 degrees in my book, can't understand why 83 in Fortuna is such a big deal.  Well for us, it is.  Eureka broke two high temp records in the past couple weeks alone.  We're not used to this here, we live near the coast, it's just not supposed to get that hot where we live.

The enervation of this week's heat plus the fact that I threw out my lower back last weekend and have been recovering by laying flat (after a chiropractic adjustment on Tuesday) for most of the week, together have conspired to bring me to a new awareness ~ I've found that I just love laying on the couch, reading and dozing.  And since I don't sleep that well at night anymore, my new-found do-little activity has numerous benefits.

I continue to read a couple of novels each week (still heavily entrenched in Nordic Noir and becoming more so).  Also been catching up with a few good TV programs online (the only way to watch them imho).  And doing a little art.  As long as I'm enjoying what I'm doing, that's all that counts.  Life is to be enjoyed, in whatever ways we each find to do that for ourselves.


Meg Fowler said...

I like your attitude, Connie! It's pretty much how I've lived my life for quite a while ... (since I got so old?) ... reading, napping and stitching. Never been happier!

Give us a review of some of those books!

Jeannie said...

I am so looking forward to 83 degrees! I didn't realize how hot it got, even in Washington, when you move inland. I get used to the heat up to 95, after that, forget about it! Have a wonderful weekend doing whatever your heart wants. (Have you watched Newsroom? I just watched it this week. I also watched House of Cards. I didn't like it as much, but the acting is excellent.)

Kay S said...

If it makes you feel better, it just hit 102 here in Des Moines, IA. We've been breaking a lot of heat records for this time of year. And records for no rain, which we desperately need. Hope you feel better.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I am enjoying lying on the couch for a rest and nap with a good book or an old tv series. A cat and a light cover make the stage complete. Enjoy.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

One of the things I like about Flagstaff is that June is our only hot month... gets up to the 90's, then we dip into Monsoon season with rains almost daily until mid-September along with cooler temps. When we were in So. Calif., it seems like it got hot from late June, sometimes into November. I love the changing seasons here!
On another note, I hope your back is feeling better, and very wise of you to just take it easy. As for books, I picked up "The Black Ice" by Michael Connelly recently in our used book store, and I'm really enjoying it. I need to print out your title list from a recent post and stock up on his books!

Maggi said...

A good attitude to have Connie. I hope that your back is recovering and I bet that Bee Gee is keeping you good company.