High Temperature: 87F Low Temperature: 60F Sunrise: 6:12 am Sunset: 8:43 pm Humidity: 71% Wind: n 9 mph Chance of Rain: 10%
The month has sped by. We are a week away from being deeper into summer, yet the hours of daylight have started to tick backwards. It's been a summer of feeling unfocused, unmotivated, and scattered. I can't even stay tuned in long enough to read a book to completion. I've lost count on how many I have started. I recently jettisoned the last of my social media (Instgram) and I'm contemplating restricting myself to checking the "news" once a day rather than multiple times. It's just too dispiriting.
What I need is a good, all-consuming, positive project, but the things I have in mind require advanced carpentry and remodeling skills. My husband, who possesses these skills, is more inclined to be out in his garden. So I should probably find some other kinds of goals on which to focus until the cool weather and my energy and concentration returns.
This morning I kicked off another kind of season (related to summer, however): it's canning time! We've had a nice, steady flow from the garden of beautiful zucchini that has amazingly stayed pest-free. I didn't want it to spoil so I've pickled and canned 5 pint jars of it and shredded four cups. The shreds have been frozen to use later in zucchini bread - most likely when the wind is howling outside, the sky is gunmetal gray, and some hot chocolate is warming on the stovetop.