Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Sunday Salon: hot, Hot, HOT!!

Holy Heat Wave!

The last several days have been just a bit hot here! Thank goodness today is much better, less humidity and lower temperatures. Even better tomorrow...I think & hope! Some states in the mid-west and elsewhere are coping with much higher temperatures. I was shocked when I read in the paper this morning how many people have died because of the heat. Many of them were elderly people living in stuffy, closed homes without air-conditioning. It’s so sad. One thing this weather is very good for is sitting still and what better reason to sit still than to read! Although I have some trouble keeping my eyes open and occasionally lose my focus, I have some terrific books that are helping these hot days pass quick enough! I hope those of you also facing the hot weather everyday are staying cool!

The kitten, Rosie, is doing very well. She spends her days playing, eating and sleeping. She’s a very happy kitty and a scrappy one. Little bothers her and she has a bit of a temper. When she’s truly mad, she growls in her throat and then strikes out with her little paws. One day last week she was in no mood for her eye drops and got mad at me when I insisted. When I finished giving her 2 drops in each eye and lifted her up to my face to kiss her, she hit my chin with her paws a few times, no claws, was funny. As I was about to put her down, she licked my chin so I guess I was forgiven!

The other cats can’t take their eyes off Rosie when she’s playing but otherwise ignore her. Huxley, Lola and Magoo sleep inside during the day but spend a lot of their nights outside roaming and playing. Bob comes into eat and visit but spends his time sleeping in the cool garden ‘jungle’ in back. He likes his comfort. So JoJo is the lone holdout. She refuses to come inside since Rosie arrived. As my friend, Paul, pointed out, "JoJo just doesn’t like other cats!” which is so true. She has started sitting on the window sill for a short time in the evenings. Hopefully, she’ll slowly work her way back inside although, since she’s still getting fed..and at several places now...she may decide not too. I hope that's not the case!

I finished reading The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo this morning and I’m lovin’ The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield. I have to review this book this week so I’m concentrating on it right now and had to put The City and The City by China Miéville to the side for a couple of days as well as The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy which I am almost finished. I hope you’re reading something great....what is it?!

I hope you’ve been having a great weekend!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


  1. It's been hot here but not as hot as the midwest. I know I'm in the minority but I prefer hot to cold.

    Rosie sounds like a little doll. Any word yet on her eyes? Will they be able to save one?

  2. I have a few books to read and am enjoying a cooler day than the last several days. Hope the better weather keeps up.

  3. It's funny, you and I have the exact same title of our Sunday Salons this week! Guess I know what is going on with the both of us!

  4. Thanks for the fun update on the cats Amy. I loved Jenny Winfield's book. I just finished GOLD; Chris Cleave and enjoyed it --no review yet.

  5. I sure hope you get some relief from the heat soon. It's just starting to heat up here in So Cal.

  6. I sure hope you get some relief from the heat soon. It's just starting to heat up here in So Cal.

  7. I loved The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, too... one of my favorites so far this year!

  8. Glad to hear that all of the kitties are doing well and that you are beating the heat by reading!