Sunday Salon- More Hot Weather and More House Reno's

 The Sunday Salon is hosted by Readerbuzz

 Another hot week here in Oklahoma. Once again we have had temps and heat indexes in the triple digits, and it looks like it will continue on into this week. We were lucky enough to receive some rain a few times, however, once the sun came out it WAS HOT. I don't want to be one of those people who start wishing for all things pumpkins, long walks in falling leaves, etc...but at this point, I am. Of course, everything is rather dead here due to the heat so, we might not have many leaves to change and fall LOL.

Our garden seems to be loving the heat, we are overrun with tomatoes, and have been eating them with every meal and giving them away

We are still working on the dining room. With a hundred-year-old house, and plaster walls and ceilings, and a decent-sized earthquake last year ( fracking causes our earthquakes ) we had a few repairs to make before the actual painting started. The entire ceiling had to be redone, along with several long cracks in the walls

I wanted a Navy Blue dining room. I had one in a house we previously lived in and loved it, but unfortunately that paint color is not being made anymore, so... this is what I went with. I am not sure if I am going to like it, it seems brighter to me, more a colonial/federal blue, but Richie says to paint the room and see what I think and if I don't like it we will repaint with something else. So today we will start painting the walls. Wish me luck so I do not have to redo it, I am ready for my house to be back in order.

I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks, it is the only way to get any reading done lately. I have found that I am really enjoying it, and they will probably become a bigger part of my reading than they have been in the past. Here is what I have listened to this week

Ruby Falls by Deborah Goodrich Royce

And I am currently listening to :

56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

I am also making slow progress on my actual two books

Before Pittsburgh by Kasie Whitener

Murder at Mallowen Hall by Collen Cambridge 

Well that is all from me this week...I am off to stick my earbuds in and begin laundry and painting. 
I hope all of you have a great week ahead. Be sure to drop your links in comments so I can come by and visit to see what you have been up to!


  1. Your tomatoes look heavenly. I miss not having a garden since we moved to a condo 12 years ago. We do have a few farms close by so it's nice to support local farmers. Hope you have a good week.

  2. Our tomatoes were like that at the beginning of the summer, then we had a lull, and now they are growing like that again. I bet they are delicious, too.

    We have home projects we need to complete, but it's hard to be motivated during this heat.
    Audiobooks are a great way to get two things done at once...if you can do that. Sometimes I can't focus on painting and audiobooks.

  3. Our weather is cooler than it has been. Still very hot but a but more bearable!

    Wow! That's a lot of tomatoes. I love them and would like to have a garden next year.

    Isn't it aggravating when you find something you love and then it's discontinued?

    Those books sound good, thanks for linking to them!

  4. Thank you so much for your kind comments!!
    I added Finding Mrs. Ford to my reading list at the library as they didn't have Ruby Falls.
    56 Days is definitely on my reading list as I was born in Dublin.

  5. Good luck with the painting. I hope it comes out perfect and you are happy with it.

    Have a great week!

  6. Lots of tomatoes, as well as cucumbers, green beans, and kale in my garden. All so delicious, and great fun to share, yes.
    Sounds like you are enjoying great books

  7. Those tomatoes look luscious! We planted small ones this year in a pot but they haven't ripened as yet!

  8. I am jealous of your tomatoes! It's hard to grow them here in Northern Arizona because our growing season is too short for most varieties. I like that blue, I hope you post a picture of the room when it's done.

  9. Tomatoes really do love hot and humid weather! Luckily you can add it to sooo many meals!

    I like the blue that you picked, it's going to look lovely! We also have an old house and upkeep is constant. But I still love it!

    Have a good week ahead!

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  11. I miss tomatoes from the garden

  12. Your tomatoes look so nice! Good luck with the decorating. I really like that colour of blue.

  13. You tomatoes look lovely, I need to remember to stop by the market and get some good ones while they're still in season.
    Weather has finally cooled here and I'm enjoying it.


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