Eventually something gives me a kick in the pants, and I start making progress on all that needs to be done. I've found that one of the most effective motivators is a deadline. With the end of summer fast approaching I'm coming up on deadline to accomplish everything that I had intended to do all summer long.
I've been crossing off items on my to-do list, plotting out my life for the fall and organizing my chaotic house. While the house still isn't in order, I've always considered that a work in progress. And then there are the fun things on the list.
Trip to the beach . . . done.
Multnomah was my companion at the beach. I was able to knit a few rows. It's an easy, relaxing knit - perfect for sun and sand.
Red Sox game at Fenway . . . done.
Of course I wanted to knit something red. A red sock would have been ideal, but it wasn't in the cards. Instead I went with this red scarf. It will probably be donated to The Red Scarf Project.
I caught a glimpse of the Canadian Mounties waiting during the first rain delay.
The Red Sox were playing Toronto, and the Mounties were on hand for the national anthems.
You can see the rain in this picture. It was a chilly, almost raw day. After the second rain delay and a dry shirt I was still feeling damp around the edges. I wrapped the scarf around my neck as I was knitting. It helped keep out the chill. With the two delays it was a long afternoon into the early evening. But well worth it as the Sox won.
It's that time of summer when the peaches are ripe and ready. We can't seem to get enough of them . . . pie, cobbler, sauce. Eating them with yogurt or just plain by themselves. One of our favorites is peach pie with ginger crumb top.
Peach pie . . . done.