News flash: It's hot! Okay, I've been telling you that over and over it seems lately. Monday hit 100 with a heat index (how it really feels) of 110. I overdid it a bit Monday too, I pushed to five miles on my morning walk but even with misting at a misting station and stopping for water on the last mile home I was starting to feel sick to my stomach and light headed which are both indicators of heat exhaustion. I made it home, drank a Gatorade, and sat under a fan till my body could cool off. It was a little scary but I do know what the signs are for both heat exhaustion and stroke so I know to be careful. Tuesday I shortened my walk to four miles and I felt a lot better, now I remember why I cut down to 2.5-3 miles last year in the summer. It's just so hard to step back because I have a hard time starting the day without a good long walk. Night walks are not for me because I am too scared of being out in our area after dark (it is not well lit), when Hubby comes along I feel better but right now he can't keep up with my pace or distance (office jobs can do that to you). I took the day off since there was a heightened chance of rain today and sure enough I woke up to a nice downpour although a few minutes later it was bright and sunny. I have a feeling it will be doing that on and off all day.
In better news our garden is flourishing in spite of the heat. Please enjoy some garden "porn".
So I made basil jelly today...purple basil that is. It started out the color of grape koolaid and turned to a beautiful hot pink when the lemon juice was added then got a tad darker when I added the sugar. It ended up a splendid dark pink. Can't wait to try it on crackers. 💜🌱 #urbangardening #purplebasil #basiljelly #homemadejelly #growyourownfood #rainydayactivities
So far this year we have been blessed with a bountiful harvest. I have been cooking up a storm, processing veggies for freezing, making jams and jellies, and still had lots to share with friends and family.
I am thankful I have a roof over my head, beautiful healthy pets, a big backyard veggie garden, a car that runs (most of the time), and a full cabinet of acrylic yarn. I feel like a burden sometimes but I try to make my keep. Hubby is wonderful and always makes a way for something if I really need or want it enough. Yesterday he let me get a new waterproof camera at Costco, I had been wanting one for our adventures. It wasn't really in the budget so I want to earn a little money to help cover the cost. I have a few things in my sample shop (from my crochet blog), go ahead and check it out, you might find something you want.
Some Bunny Loves You (and I really mean that)!