This week’s theme for me seems to be

In the Middle.

or, possibly,

On a Teeter-Totter.

It’s already the middle of the week. In four more days it will be the middle of the month. We are closer to the end of the year than the beginning. Yikes!

While the local craft stores and Hallmark Movie Channel are celebrating Christmas in July, my town is in the middle of a scorching heat wave. We hit 105 in the shade today. Sure, people will tell you, “But it’s a dry heat…” as if that takes away some of the sting. Lemme tell ya, 105 is still 105.

My eggplant and green pepper plants can’t decide if they want to survive or not. My Sweet Broom plants are hanging on. Luckily, Fred the Tomato is thriving. It’s in shade more than the others… I’m thinking one more day of this, and the back patio will become my impromptu potted garden.

Dot went swimming over two weeks ago and ended up with Swimmer’s Ear. She gets that the first swim each summer, but this year it didn’t go away. So we spent an hour at the Doctor’s office Tuesday getting antibiotics and ear drops. We had planned to go to the beach today, but the drive is ninety minutes long and involves an altitude shift that always leaves ears popping. So we’ve decided to put that trip on hold until she feels better.

We started cake decorating classes two days ago. The Wilton Method, Course 1. It’s going to be so much fun. That is, if I remember to take ibuprofen before going. As creative and crafty as I am, my hands don’t always appreciate it. In fact, there’s this little thing called arthritis that’s starting to get in the way. I am not a happy camper.

I had a sort of epiphany last week. A shift in attitude, a revelation of emotions. I can’t wait to tell you about it in a soon-to-be-posted blog. It’s actually very exciting! Usually when I share my emotions, I’m either very excited or very sad or very angry or… you get the picture. I mean, drama is what sells, right? You don’t want to hear that I was just content to sit at my window sipping coffee… do you? Well, guess what. I was. I did. And I continue to do so. And it’s awesome. But more on that later.

I’m also very excited to read what everyone has to link up this week! Jenn and Casey have made their move from Maine to North Carolina and it’s been fun to read about their trip. I can’t wait for them to share their new home adventures!

Well, I could write so much more about this Teeter-Totter, but I’ve some tending to get to.

What’s on your plate this week?

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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