And just "goofing" around.
We've gone out to breakfast.
And yesterday the smoke went away long enough for us to go to the lake and wade in the water and take a boat ride.
I found this cute hat a couple of weeks ago.
I love this face.
There has been a little time for knitting after Piper has gone to bed so the shawl is coming along nicely. It is actually grey, I don't know why it looks blue in this picture. I have about 280 stitches on the needles at this point.
The fires are still raging and we were stuck inside most of the week. Friday the smoke was particularly bad. We couldn't see anything here in town. At 2:00 in the afternoon it looked like it was 9:00 at night and you needed your headlights. People who have lived here their entire lives have never seen anything like this. It was smokey all week, but Friday was the worst. Yesterday was lots better but today is hazy again. It depends on where the wind is blowing. It seems that the eastern 2/3 of the state is on fire and for the first time in history they have asked for civilian volunteers to help fight the fires. It's all so sad. We're praying for rain. It's been a long time since a raindrop fell here.
I hope you're all enjoying the last days of August. School will be starting soon and summer will end before we know it. Many people are longing for fall but honestly, I feel like I lost most of this summer with this silly pacemaker surgery and recovery. I would like a few more months of warm weather...with NO fires please. I am doing much, much better. I'm moving my arm more all of the time, still not as much as the other side but it's improving. Still some pain, but not as bad as before. All in all, I guess I'm lucky that this technology is available. They "interrogated" the pacemaker at my Tuesday cardiologist visit and it's working as it was designed to, or so they tell me. :-).
Please keep the firefighters in your prayers as they fight the fires around the northwest.
"Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." Jeremiah 32:17