Well, I’m not the Wicked Witch of the West (I think not, anyway), but like everyone else in this summer from hell, I feel like I’m melting. Can’t keep the temp in here below 85 in the evening–the a.c. can’t keep up. So I’ve started having my main meal at midday instead of in the evening, when I really don’t want to eat (maybe I’ll lose some weight–it worked last summer when I was working for the census).
Just finished reading Ivan Doig’s latest novel, Work Song. He craftily used a very educated first-person protagonist to paint vivid pictures of place and characters–poetic, in fact. A joy to read, as usual with Doig’s work. I need to read his memoir.
Speaking of the Wicked Witch of the West, I recently read “Wicked,” and will have to rent the movie to see how in the world a musical was made from that book–I’m sure that the whole subversive struggle against Oz was left out or trivialized or romanticized.
The garden is actually surviving. I picked a large yellow squash a couple of days ago, and the winter squash seedlings are still hanging in there. Zinnias are blooming like mad–nice to have a bouquet in the house. Even have a few tomatoes which set in this heat! Need to give everything a dose of fish emulsion tomorrow morning. The poor eggplants are looking like real plants rather than refugees from the basement, and I’ve gotten a few fruits. It’ll be tattatooey, as they say in New Orleans, this week for sure.
I’ve been busy with the business the last couple of weeks, and have another busy week coming up, and I hope a very busy month–need to get this business on an even keel with some income coming in on a more-or-less regular basis. And in the process earn a trip to Vancouver next spring. Nice to have the company pay for my vacation!
Okay–that’s it for now. I’ll try to be a little more consistent with this thing–but then again, it’s my blog, isn’t it?