Good morning, everyone... it's kind of early yet, but it looks to be another sunny day here in - none other than the Sunshine State... :-)
It was mentioned in another thread that I always start off my message saying it's a bright, sunny day here... the poster asked if it's been dry here this summer and the answer is "no, it hasn't been dry this summer..." We've actually had more rain this summer than we've had in the past few summers. We'd been in drought conditions for some time (2-3 yrs in my area) and were really hurting for rain, but we've had nice rains this year. There have been a few Sunday mornings during which it's been foggy, cloudy, etc and I'm pretty sure I've noted that, but it's just worked out that "most" Sunday mornings have been bright and sunny... what happens is that sometime during many/most days, we have some type of weather phenomenon move through - some days it's just a quick shower and other days it's a more extensive/severe T-storm that might bring high/damaging winds, power outages, and drop a couple inches (or more) of rain. Those aren't unusual here in the summertime; sometimes we can get a band roll through that brings several in a week. What we really like are the showers that pop up in the afternoon for 20-30 minutes and leave us with 1/2" or so of rain, then dissipate and we go on with the day... :-) Since I'm only posting a weigh-in one day a week, that leaves 6 other days that probably aren't so bright and sunny... It's pretty rare, though that we don't see the sun for at least a portion of each day, even if it's a small portion.
All of that said, I know there are portions of the country whose weather isn't as pleasant as it is here in the Sunshine State right now. My thoughts go out to those who are dealing with the hurricane and those who will deal with it as it moves along its path. I have family in West Virginia and Virginia and they, too, have been dealing with rain for days... waiting for it to stop, knowing that the hurricane was going to have some impact. I can certainly empathize with them.
Aside from watching news/progression of the hurricane, I finished up another pen this week. It was one I started last week and messed up the finish on, so I had to redo it. I did post a couple of photos, but they don't do it justice. I'll have to try to get it in some better light because the wood is probably the prettiest I've used yet.
Weight-wise, I've done well, for a change... my scale says I'm down by 1.2 lbs this morning... woohoo. I wasn't expecting that, but I sure am pleased with it. I've been trying to watch what I eat and I've been going for a short walk around our property/driveway most evenings after it cools off a little bit. My neighbor will be back from Oregon in a couple of weeks and we'll start walking on a daily basis, so I figured I should start getting ready for that since I haven't done any walking to speak of all summer - other than standard stuff, like getting groceries, doing yard work, etc... no actual "getting out and going for a walk" type walking... Anyway, once I start walking on a regular basis, my leg muscles are going to be sore for a while until the get back into shape, so I thought I should start working on it slowly but surely before we get into the mile+ walks or it will be too difficult... A 1.2 lbs loss tells me that walking just might be what I need, huh?
So... that's my story - what about y'all? How has your week been? Let's hear it...
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~