August 16th, 2018


Looks like everyone was right on the smoke front. It's not world's better today but I can absolutely see some trees from where I sit that I could not see yesterday. They were completely obscured by the smoke. So some better. But wait. The BreezoMeter says it's way worse. Yesterday and the day before it was hovering around 34.

I'm sorry I checked that now.

Yesterday's foray out was fine really. I was careful and didn't stay out any longer than necessary and didn't seem to suffer any ill effects. But, I don't think I'll be going out to play today. It's ok. I have plenty to amuse here inside. I just hope it gets better by Saturday night's baseball game.

I'm hooked on two Acorn shows just now - Five Days and No Offense. I started watching one and then switched to the other and quickly realized that I needed to ride one to the end before doing the other one. The voices, the accents, the plots all get jumbled in my brain. But they are both so good. I'm delighted to have quality TV to watch in the Summer Wasteland Months.

My next sewing venture is to make a couple of vests for winter. Probably out of fleece. I can't find a pattern that I love so I think I'm just going to make one up. I do have a shirt to finish first, however.

Fucking the day away

I started writing about how I had just wasted this entire day. But, you know what? That's not exactly true. I finished the shirt I made and it's all ready now for cool weather (come soon, please!) and started a fleece vest.

I made pasta in the Instant Pot and then made it into a nice Asian salad for lunch.

I have Instant Pot pasta nailed. Spaghetti just barely covered in water. High pressure for 4. I walk away and come back when I hear the beeps. Then I release the steam and eat or cool. Easy peasy and perfect.

I did not do the laundry like I should have. But, it's not like I'm out of clean clothes. It's just that the dirty clothes hamper is full. So what if it gets fuller.

Now I'm working on a new crochet project and watching TV. No Mariner game tonight so I'll just be doing more of this til bedtime. The air is getting better. It's up to 19 now. But I think still too crappy to go out in if I don't have to and I don't have to. If it's still this crappy tomorrow, I'll go to Costco. I can stretch my legs there and get a nice walk on flat surface in air conditioned comfort.