Tidbits from the past few days . . .
Friday afternoon: World's greatest tomatoes. So great. Had to take a pitcher of 'em. Heirloom tomatoes from the Fresh Harvest Cooperative
in Nashville. I've never had such a tomato. Absolutely perfect. Enough to make a girl weep.
Real late, Saturday night: I'm watching the teevee, and I come across Porter Wagoner in one of his most baroque outfits
, sitting on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, looking solemn. Out comes Dolly Parton, in one of her classic all-white get-ups
which she tends to save for finales. It's Porter's fiftieth anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, so Dolly starts into her showstopper, "I Will Always Love You," which she always sings better than Whitney Houston ever did. Now, I am TELLING YOU, amid this sea and I mean SEA OF RHINESTONES, Dolly's sincerity and Porter's long face just did me IN.
11:02 pm, Sunday night: I'm working on my tweedy squares, Hubbo is Up To Something in the basement, and I hear thunder. It's raining. Raining! It hasn't rained here since July, weeks and weeks of 100+ degree temperature. In Patrick O'Brian's seafaring novels, he writes about sailors long at sea who can smell land hundreds of miles away. That's the way it is with this rain: within moments of the rain starting, even without opening my windows, the scent of the rain creeps into the house. So green, and damp--I didn't realize how wet the rain smells, and how I missed it.
11:43 pm, Sunday night: Square #64 is done. I've made a big ol' blanket! Sort of!
Let the seaming begin. I'm kind of looking forward to sewing this mess together. As I said before, I'm going to be clocking myself on this. (You know, there really needs to be a knitting reality show. If I can sit and happily watch people cook and sew clothes, why not knitting?)
August 20, 2007
Dear Kay, Tidbits from the past few days . . . Friday afternoon: World’s greatest tomatoes. So great. Had to…