Here I am, "working" at the coffee shop. I am having trouble concentrating today. Every day I mean to collect my thoughts about sewing and before I know it, the day is over. I have 136 messages in my in-box. How is that possible. I like that girl's dress. I like long dresses. I wish I was wearing that. See what I mean? Distracted. I had a busy weekend! I had a photo shoot at the house on Saturday evening. Then I had breakfast with Charlotte and Pam on Sunday morning. How cool are those ladies. Very cool. Then I took my sweet niece to the zoo. We had a great time, just us two. We got to see the bird show, where they let the golden eagle and the hawk fly over the crowd on the lawn. It always chokes me up. We fed the lorakeets and watched the baby elephant. The weekend went so fast. I wanted to read, but I didn't really get a chance. Forgot to say "thank you" again for all the cozy mystery suggestions. Now all I really want to do is read! Summer is here, big time. Sunshine and strawberries. It has been exceedingly windy. For two weeks. This makes Clover crazy. We love our new (i.e.: open) windows but our dog does not. When it is windy she can't relax. She paces through the house and sits on my feet, shaking. Then she jumps up on the couch and crashes through anything I might have on the couch (six balls of yarn, a tape measure, book, and a fair isle sweater on circular needles with about 60 strands of yarn hanging off of it) to get into my lap. So I can protect her from the wind. Just called dog trainer. He suggested going out for a fun run or ball-toss until tired, then distraction and refocusing her attention, but no babying (which encourages anxiety). I wish the wind would let up a bit, I have to say. But I'll try this. I can do it. Andy said he would make baba ganoush today. Later I asked him what he was thinking for dinner. You know what he answered, don't you.
Paybacks. I'm having baba ganoush for dinner.
I'd better get to work. It's already 3:31. I have problems. And summer-brain. It's the wind.