Hey book friends! Hope all of you are well and enjoying a nice spring - it is spring most everywhere isn't it? Here in Central Texas, we are winding down the 'spring' stuff. Summer is right around the corner and heat and humidity are making my early morning walks not quite as comfortable as they were. It was 97 yesterday afternoon and, though the temps will be trending down for a few days, those upper '90's will be more usual now. Memorial Day weekend is typically a hot one in our area and often a very stormy holiday time as well. We've had massive flooding in some years and tornadoes and other weather things that occur when a bit of cooler air bumps up against hot and humid air flowing up from the Gulf of Mexico. Crash, boom - can you say thunderstorm? We'll see how this year plays out. Storms are possible. In any case, I hope everyone will have a nice weekend.
What have I been doing differently? Not much - ha! I did go to the dentist this morning for a regular cleaning of my teeth. The appointment was routine, but the steps that had to be followed at the dental office were multiple - but necessary. Happily, all was well with my teeth and, though the hygienist used more 'old-fashioned' methods of cleaning, she was well protected and I felt very safe. They were definitely taking hygiene seriously. Maybe things will be a little more 'normal' when I go back in December.
I also have a hair appointment! Wahoo!! Now, I want to assure everyone that my hair stylist will also be taking things seriously and doing everything as carefully as she can. She's also in a 'one-woman' shop. Have you seen those places where hair stylists and other personal care workers can rent an individual salon? That's what mine does. I am her first appointment on Saturday and there are lots of rules, including wearing a mask and not blow-drying my hair. It's so short that it only takes about 15-20 minutes to cut. I won't be in there long and then she'll sanitize everything for her next client. I'm going to tell her to whack it off very short, just in case the next time I can get in is longer than 4 weeks away.
Otherwise, life is about like normal or what has become normal. I'll leave you with a few pictures of the spring 'colors' that are in my yard. Many of them don't last all that long, so we have to enjoy them before they are gone. And, no, I am not a gardener at all. I have no idea what the names of the plants are, except the cactus. Take care and maybe the next time I post, I might even talk a little about books! What an idea! Ha!