The Ten On Tuesday was favorite summer drinks- since I don't drink alcohol, and am pretty limited in my other choices, tea, water and sometimes coffee, it really wasn't post-worthy.
I tell a lie, because when I am sick, as I have been since last Wednesday, I will drink ginger-ale, and juice. Watered down Five Alive peach- which I usually don't touch, but tea tastes crummy when I'm sick. I wonder why that is.
All winter, except for a dry cough, I did not get sick. It's almost worse having a flu/cold/who knows what it is, when it's nice outside. So I layed in bed for a few days feeling sick and sorry for myself. I finished a book I was reading, which I can't remember what it was now- but before that my niece lent me
Empty Mansions, about an heiress named Huguette Clark. Never heard of her? Neither had I, but she was an intensely private person- and eccentric as many wealthy people are. It seems the family is laying claim to her vast fortune. She passed away at 104 in 2010.
I couldn't put it down. She gave away millions, and spent the last 20 or so years of her life in a hospital. I found myself feeling bad for her, as her private nurse, attorney and a few hangers on, I feel, took advantage of a lonely woman. Shades of Mrs. Astor. Read this, because she maintained several properties and never visited them. She also was a fair-to-middling artist, as well as a violinist who had rare instruments (one or two Stradivarius), and had a beautiful jewellery collection, that was stolen from her unoccupied apartment (one of three on Park Avenue). Fascinating.
On the knitting front there isn't alot to report. I have been sewing, as I bought a project bag a while ago, and I wanted more, but thought it would be more fun to make some. I like this shape, and it holds quite a bit.
July 5- 27 is Tour de Fleece. I have been doing a bit of spinning, and trying some new-to-me fibers.
That's all I have for now- not even a kitten pic as they are probably sleeping somewhere.