Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, July 17, 2010

coming out of my stupor

i am so not a summer girl.
it has been hot and humid for two weeks here in vermont.
no ambition, no gumption, no enthusiasm.
so in between the very necessary chores of life, i've been READING (the library is air conditioned).
and i've been WATCHING (two my very favorites)...Hallmark Hall of Fame's Sarah Plain and Tall and Skylark starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken.
our meyer lemon really likes this weather and is very fragrant in the bay window.
this morning was the first time in ages that i felt like heating up the oven.
these berries went from the bushes to the batter in minutes.
hot, blueberry buttermilk muffins and a mug of tea for breakfast.
and a drier, breezier day in the forecast.
O.K. that's more like it! 

what have you been up to this summer?


  1. Buttermilk, ohh, I wish I'd remembered to add some to our blueberry pancakes this morning. That sounds delicious. I'm feeling the heat here today, that's for sure.

  2. Well we had VERY hot (for us) June but as soon as I was off work it started to rain and July has been wet so not a lot really!
    The muffins sound soooooo good!

  3. It is truly July

    Oh Sarah Plain and Tall..wonderful!

  4. Hi Karen -
    Good to see you surface! Very hot here, keeping the kitties entertained and doing some reorganizing and tutoring. Mostly trying to stay cool!
    PS. - I loved Sarah Plain and Tall!
    Lots of love,

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