Weekend started out with no plans, but developed into one with many. There were several visitors at our door, both the furry kind and human. The last ones being my nephew and his wife...yesterday afternoon. We had a fun afternoon of memories and lots of laughs. We live far apart, but Matt and Julie know that we love company and keeping in touch.
The hot weather returns today. I have been doing so many things during this heat. Knitting, and reading are my favorites. I've read so much this summer. My tastes run from the classics to simple summer reading. I have been rereading some of Nora Ephron's books since her death. There is one waiting for me at the library.
We've watched many different kinds of movies. I record them throughout the day...then we go through the "list" and give them a try. If we don't like the first 5 min. we delete them.There are so many that we have enjoyed...even though the title didn't sound interesting. We watched Secretariat yesterday...we'd seen it before, but both of us love this movie.One that I would recommend watching is THE BIG YEAR. When Joe first started watching this...he wondered about a bird watching movie and thought he wouldn't like it. We got into the movie and thought it was so funny. A good film for summer.... it's about two birders trying to defeat a cocky champion birder in a competition that lasts for one year. They are keeping a list of all the birds they see in a year's time. The places they visit and the antics they go through to see these birds is so funny.
Then on to cooking...another favorite of mine. The slow cooker has been used so much this summer. I have really learned how to use it...by browning the meat first and how to season the food that is prepared in it. The results have been delicious meals. We have air conditioning, but the slow cooker doesn't add heat to the house. Now that sweet corn is ready...we have it almost everyday. The season is so short...and will be shorter this year because of the drought. I bought the makings for hot fudge sundaes when I heard that Matt and Julie would visit. They had just eaten dinner....sooooo that leaves us with the ice cream not touched. Oh, dear!
We have several things coming up with birthdays and a visit to the Coronado Theater. This retirement of ours is pretty nice.