Welcome to Fresno in July and August.
Oh wait. It's only June. My grandfather used to always say Fresno was the hottest during the last two weeks of July and first two weeks of August. Apparently he would have to readjust that theory. At least this year, as we have had a run of days reaching 108 to 111.
Happy birthday to my brother today. He and his wife, Gracie, drove through town last week from Washington DC. They were able to visit with our dad, have lunch with us, drive to the Bay Area to spend time with their daughter, and head up to Yellowstone. We were so happy to spend even a little bit of time with them.
I have not been doing much of anything in this heat except some sewing and reading, both of which I'm enjoying immensely. The best thing I have done since last year was to download the Libby app, which is linked to my local public library. I read the books on the Kindle app on my iPad. And because it's the public library, I have 21 days to read the book. It's made me more focused in order to finish the book before I have to turn it back in. My most recent books have been: Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe, book 4 in a series that takes place on the Isle of Palms off the coast of Charleston, The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz, and the Last Thing He Told me by Laura Dave. I also highly recommend The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley and Meet You in the Middle by Devon Daniels. I'm currently listening to the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny--I may be slightly obsessed with that series. If you read, or have read, any of those, let me know what you think. I'm also open for more recommendations. :)
We went to a graduation party on Saturday night, after a day that had been 109 degrees! Honestly, I was kind of dreading it, since it was still 106 at 7 p.m. But the yard was in the shade and there were some clever misters around to keep the air cooler. It was for both sons of our good friends--Daniel who gradated from high school and Michael who graduated from USC. They are both excellent musicians so we enjoyed lots of amazing music and ended up staying until 10 p.m. Daniel opened with a set on the drums, and then Michael and his combo performed songs from his new album. Yes--it was an album release as well! Michael is on the left playing the trombone. I'm not kidding when I say each member of this jazz group was AMAZING! I'm putting Michael's link here--take some time and watch some videos. Start with Good4U. #timewellspent
Other than that, I mostly have a collection of memes.
Lunch with two fabulous fathers on Father's Day, along with the rest of my fabulous family.