Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jaime Update, and Morning

Jaime is doing better and is in a regular bed at the hospital now, expecting to be released tomorrow. What a way to spend your vacation! She wanted me to thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers. I think they will be driving home Thursday, and then we'll see how she does from there. Daughter-in-law Jennifer is driving to the Eastern Shore to see her tomorrow, which makes me feel better because Jennifer will be able to see what Jaime might need and if I need to be at her house to help out when she gets home. Whew. What a relief. Aaron has been making things as smooth as he can for his children, letting them enjoy their time at the beach and keeping them from being too worried (you know how kids can worry) while Jaime's mother, who was on vacation with them, stays at the hospital with Jaime. That works pretty well.

So this morning the humidity and heat let up for a little bit. No air conditioner running today! I am not much of one to complain about weather but this summer has worn me down. I am tired, tired, tired of being hot and not being able to work outside like I want to. There is no fun in sweating standing still, at least in my book. The flowerbeds are fried, with little bloom showing--except for those knockout Knockout roses! They are spectacular, and I am so pleased with them. For the rest--blah.

But when I walked outside this morning, I felt hopeful that the worst of summer was past us. Up on the ridge, the morning greeted me.

I loved the dense fog hanging down in the hollows and the sun bright on the hills. Aulene's house looked tiny and homey from far above.

Fall flowers are beginning to glow on roadsides and a few trees are changing color already, probably as worn out from the heat as we are.

Down off the hill, the fog lurked just behind this little cabin, ready to pounce, I think.

This evening it was still fairly nice, but the changing weather clouds are with us and rain is indicated in the forecast. Will we return to heat afterwards? I hope and pray not. I want my tomatoes to catch their breath and give us a few more good pickings. I might complain about the heat, but you won't hear me complain about ripe, tasty tomatoes on my plate!

Hoping your day was as lovely as mine, and that tomorrow brings gentle rain and cooling breezes to your neck of the woods.


Twisted Fencepost said...

Glad to hear she is doing better!!
Was she riding a bicycle or a motorcycle? If it was a bicycle that must have been some wreck. Either way, I hate that it happened.
We have had some relief from the heat and then the temps went right back up. It won't stay dry enough to mow so my yard is getting out of control. As for my tomatoes....something takes a bite out each one just as it ripens. **uggh**
I hope you do get more from your garden!

TheresaandJay said...

I agree Sue, I want the tomatoes to keep producing until it gets cold! I love a warm rainy day, I can almost hear my plants sucking the water up and lifting up their heads again. :) Glad to hear Jaime is doing better. Let me know if I can help. Love you.

Mountainword said...

Glad to hear Jaime is doing well! Of course if she's part of your family, she's bound to be a tough one.

I agree about the heat - its miserable. It's like winter, where I spend all the time inside because outside it's god-awful weather!

While I do not relish the idea of winter, I do like the idea of cooler temperatures. Can it be fall all year round? Please?

Jai Joshi said...

My goodness, I hope everything gets better.


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