The heat this past week has been merciless, with no rain for a break. Just came in from running errands and it’s brutal. It was 97 degrees at 10:30 AM. It was hot like this the summer before Katrina, I hope to heaven it doesn’t last.
But, wonder of wonders, today is the first day in over two months I was able to venture forth without my friend, the Wig, or a baseball cap. I was able to style my hair as usual and although it isn’t as long as it was because I chopped several inches off to strengthen it, I was able to pull it back into a French twist again, and it felt really a relief to do this. I’m going to continue with all the vitamins, since they seemed to have restored my former vigor.
Although it is beastly hot, tomorrow, because I’m in the mood for it, going to prepare a pot of split pea soup ramped up my way. Spicy with some unusual things thrown in. Also bought some golden beet salad salad in a balsamic olive oil vinaigrette…it’s like eating candy.
Corlis at work, friend and coworker returned this week from a cruise in the Caribbean. When she returned on Monday, she wore these Margarita-plae green but bright slacks, and a printed blouse that had the same color as background, but filled with light tans (monkeys), pale blue, yellows…it was adorable and looked so good on her, fresh from the Caribbean, that I honestly want to do a color pencil sketch of her in it…might try this weekend. If it comes out okay, I will give it to her.
My bedroom lamp is a wreck, so I went to Marshall’s today to find an expensive lamp for inexpensive prices…oh, my Biker lamp, how I miss you, and I wanted something in blue…I found this gorgeous lamp in Delft colors, dark blue print on a white background, brought it home, set it on the dining room table for a moment and it looked so beautiful in the living room that is where it will remain…I’ll move one of the living room lamps to my room.
Well, it is past eleven, my lunch time, and I am starvin Marvin. Later on, since I have nearly a full bottle of Jose Cuervo, and since I bought orange juice and grenadine today, I think I might make a Tequila Sunrise. Would you believe I have never had one?
I found this incredible website based in England called, New Chic. They have a slew of vintage-type dresses and I ordered one and it arrived this week, fits just as I like it, so I am going to get a few more. These dresses will be perfect for autumn and winter down here in N’awlinns. The one that arrived is wine red; awaiting another one in black, it has a hood and looks like a monk’s robe. Can’t wait to wear it with a red scarf, ooh the devil in you!
This morning, before I depart to have luncheon…too late for BRUNCH, two shows I watched early, Lark Rise to Candleford, and a rerun of The Rifleman, had themes centered around a snake. This was a little daunting to me. Lark Rise used this as a theme of trusting amid doubt; The Rifleman used it as a theme for treachery. Don’t know if this comes from the Indian spirits who want me to get into the mind of that particular totem as once advised, no way, Pal, or it is a sign I will cross paths with a snake. Either human or not…or maybe, just caution about being too quick to judge or act upon something. You know, I really do like Lark Rise to Candleford.
To the kitchen….