Reading ... In the Bible I'm still reading Matthew. In fiction I'm about to finish up Magic for Marigold, by L.M. Montgomery. I've been carrying it around in my purse for a while already, and usually read it while I'm waiting at Sharon's piano lessons. It's a book that works great to be picked up and enjoyed, but doesn't insist on being continued in every little spare moment. I'll most likely finish it at the next lesson. In non-fiction I'm loving a delightful book called Beautiful Homemaking by Charlene Johnson. I really can't recommend it enough. Reading it is like sitting down with a sweet friend and discussing life. I've already decided it's a book I want both of my daughters to read, and hopefully someday have a copy of their own. I'll have to keep my eyes open for an opportunity to buy them, since finding a copy in good condition is challenging.
Writing ... I have too many writing projects going, really. I can't ignore them though. I've tried, but they seem to call my name and insist on being written.
Watching ... nothing at the moment. Life is too busy. There are a few things recorded waiting to be watched. One of them is, The Great British Baking Show, which Rosie Mae and I happen to love. It's such a friendly competition, the people are kind, friendly, and simply a delight to watch. Their accents and word choices are great as well. On top of inspiring us to learn how to bake new things, we've also been inspired to expand our everyday vocabulary.
Listening ... to the hum of the refrigerator, birds singing merrily in the trees outside the window, and the sound of grinders, sanders, and other mechanic-y things as LV and Kenneth work on preparing another truck to be painted.
Cooking ... rice casserole for lunch. Steven has been asking for it, and I'm in the mood for it once again as well. We don't have anything really holiday related on the menu for today. Somehow I hadn't thought of that when I was creating this week's menu.
Drinking ... for me it's still water. We've been making lemonade and Kool-aid as well for the guys to drink as they work outside in the summer heat. Anything to keep them hydrated and feeling well.
Wearing ... a summery sleeveless dress. Sleeveless + me isn't a combination I ever thought would happen, but I love it here at home.
Yesterday ... Rosie Mae and I went on a quest to find a gray dress. She received a last minute request to have part in a wedding. Finding a dress on such short notice is challenging to say the least. I lost count on how many stores we went to, but we finally found something that will have to do. It's not what either of us had in mind, but since the only requirement the bride had was that it be gray, it will work.
Later today ... I want to fill up the hummingbird feeder and hang it out on our front porch. We moved here eight years ago, and it was only last week that I finally found the humming bird feeder! I thought we had everything unpacked a long time ago, but there was still a box in the corner of the basement that had managed to go unnoticed. I thought it contained empty canning jars, and hadn't bothered to check for eight years! It's almost embarrassing.
Loving ... a new to us Amish grocery store we found. A little over a week ago we saw a propped up sign for this store at what we thought was the end of a driveway. We couldn't stop in then, but I knew I'd have to go back and check it out later. I finally got it done. The "driveway" turned out to be a narrow dirt road that we followed for about a mile, to the next sign. We followed it down an even more narrow dirt road until we found the store. I'm in love with their prices, and happily loaded my cart with things to restock our food supply in the basement.