I had nowhere to be today. A never-ending boatload of stuff that needs done here. I really need to crank down on taking back this house. But I had nowhere to be, no one to pick up, no stores to go to, nothing. I have, however, had a lousy week of sleep and the tank was low so I slept in. And actually slept, for nearly 12 hours. No cats woke me up, no dog barking, no trucks or chain saws, no mystery phone calls.* Just sleep. My word how different the day looks when you’ve had a good nights sleep. It was wonderful. I got up around 1 pm., lingered over my breakfast/lunch and my blogs and didn’t hit the shower till 3. A little time on the couch (see Fur Babies), dinner and Psych, and then I got some work done. Laundry. I wanted clean sheets and jammies so did that load and came back upstairs to find a cat had puked on my bed. Sigh. So the bedspread was going to have to get washed as well. Which means it won’t be dry till like 11:30. Grrrr. But, oh, well, right? I’ve had a good nights sleep, I can take it. And even though it was getting dark, I went outside to get my hands in some dirt ’cause I needed to get in the dirt. I feel much better now. Hopefully, tonight will be a peaceful night as well and tomorrow I’ll conquer the world.
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha
* For a couple of days I was getting calls from the Elementary school. I could never get to my cell phone fast enough and I don’t have a mailbox set up so I had no way of knowing who was calling. I talked to the secretaries and they were confused as well since I have no children down there and haven’t been doing any volunteer work. Then it hit me while I was in the ‘thinking room’ (bathroom), the IEP coordinator works out of the Elementary! So I left her a message and sure enough, it was time to schedule my son’s last IEP meeting (he will be a senior next year, wwaaaaaaaahhhhh…).
Fur Babies and Other Friends
A leetle nappers:
Life At Our House (late night addition)
Do you see that frothy goodness? Tomorrow there will be sourdough bread!
Out in the Yard
Our header today is a dwarf rhododendron.
Also, today I needed to go put my hands in dirt and get something done, even though it was getting dark. So I weeded some window boxes that don’t sit in windows. Last fall I had thrown some sprouting garlic in one rather than throw it out. Here’s a picture part way in the weeding:
And – Ta Da – some of the garlic survived the winter in a box. I have sprouting garlic in the basement from some that was given to me last fall and I threw some cloves in to fill the blank spots. No, I’m not trying to grow giant heads. I can’t eat bunches of garlic anymore. So having some wee heads, where all I have to do is break off a tiny clove to throw in with my eggs suits me well.
Notice I’m losing light at this point. But I am determined to do one more box and get my lettuce in. So think of the top picture as a starting point again (weeds) and then I planted the lettuce I had purchased. By street light at this point. It would be nice if I could actually get a real garden in this year, but at least I’ll have a wee bit of lettuce and spinach (hopefully tomorrow).
I really need to get back out in the yard. It was such a relief to be out there in the dirt that I didn’t want to come in even though it had gotten dark.
My Mug for Tomorrow
And after my daughter and I get done grumbling about her grandmother over Skype, I’m going to be heading for bed. Hopefully for another good night’s sleep.