24 June 2007

If a neighbor had a pair of binoculars and was interested in spying on me as I sit here on my porch, they'd be mighty puzzled. Why, they might think, would Cheryl be sitting on her porch on a cool and breezy night, with a big fan plugged into the outlet, blowing a gusty wind on her? I don't think the neighbors across the street have any interest in me, so I don't need to worry. I'm conducting an experiment. I was told by a client that it's a great mosquito repellent. The fan just blows them away. I'll let you know how it goes.

It's been a good Sunday. Long. I made a cold pea salad to bring to my book club meeting. I got the recipe from my GA sister. She said everyone always raves about it, and that's the kind of dish I wanted to contribute. (It was a success!)

I stopped at Wild Birds Unlimited to look around. I bought a bag of dried ears of corn and a corn holder as a gift for my squirrels. Ha! I can't wait to see how they react. My neighbor told me that if I feed the squirrels they'd maybe stay away from the bird food. I called Emily to tell her about it and she said, 'it's too close to your birthday to be out shopping!!!' I guess I won't buy anything else for myself from there. I went to Home Goods. Do you know that store? It's great. I found dishes that I loved and bought a service for 8. They were marked down for clearance; I don't know why.

My book club, The Bottoms Up Club, met at 2:00 today. I missed our last meeting in April, so it was great to see everyone. There were 11 of us, I think. Everyone brought a dish to share, and we spent a lot of time talking and eating. The book we read was The Memory Keepers Daughter. I think the consensus was that we didn't love it. Our next book will be The Other Boylen Girl. I've heard great things about that book and look forward to reading it.

Kit and I went to Panera's afterwards. Quite a full day, huh? I've been sitting on the porch since I got back. BTW, no mosquito bites.

7 comments:

Terroni said...

I almost bought The Memory Keepers Daughter last week. Not great, huh?

Sounds like a lovely day, though!

captain corky said...

I'm gonna have to try the fan technique but first I have to get a porch!

Amanda said...

You're in luck. I conducted several experiments on the subject of mosquitoes the past week.

I've found that slathering one's skin with that cheap lemon juice, that stores sell for cooking, works like a charm. It will burn if the skin has been freshly shaved though.

Andrew said...

Gotta try that fan trick. The mosquitos have been eating me up at night. I have bites all over my arms. Good thing my new porch is screened and my new house has screens on the windows.

I LOVE your new profile picture. You look Emily's age!

Rich said...

I live close to the water(ocean) and when it's very still no breeze the mosquitos are out in force but when we get a nice seabreeze they are not around as the wind does blow them away.

Rich said...

I live close to the water(ocean) and when it's very still no breeze the mosquitos are out in force but when we get a nice seabreeze they are not around as the wind does blow them away.

abbagirl74 said...

Have you tried putting your book club online? Just wondering. Sounds interesting. Mind if I read along with your group?

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