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July 7, 2011


Monster Medusa tomato plantsToday looked like this:

  • Slept in (until Thomas woke me up demanding pets and loves)
  • Went shopping; bought an electric weed-whacker, TV trays and new towels
  • Mowed the lawn (still love the push mower)
  • Whacked the weeds (fun! power tools make me smile) (push mower doesn’t get all the tall weeds)
  • Hung up laundry on the line, enjoyed the sun
  • Met dog for possible adoption (almost, not quite — questionable cat-tolerance)
  • Laid around on couch reading (re-read of All Creatures Great and Small)
  • Played with Finn
  • Laughed at silly Thomas
  • Flopped around on couch some more
  • Ate some ice cream sandwiches (yes, more than one)
  • Went out with Terri to library, post office, drugstore
  • Went to park with Terri to take bird photos; saw deer, red-shouldered hawk
  • Watered the garden, enjoyed the warm twilight
  • Took down laundry (smells sooooo good)
  • Ate veggie burgers and potato chips for dinner (marionberry pie for dessert)
  • Laughed some more at silly Thomas (he loves the fresh line-dried laundry)
  • Petted Finn, supervised cat-introductions (ongoing diplomacy)
  • Took a shower
  • Flopped back on couch. More reading.
Vacation is good. I could do this every day. I’m striking a good balance of getting projects done and having long stretches of relaxing. I still want to shampoo the carpet and do some garage-organizing. And paint the patio set. It’s going to cool off this weekend (mid-80s) so I’ll be able to get to those things then. Maybe shampoo carpet tomorrow. Maybe. I’ve never done that. I have no need to do a complete, thorough, wall-to-wall job. I just want to get the high-travel paths clean.

I’m starting to feel better. Sleeping a lot is good. I feel guilty sitting around on the couch so much, but as my friend Sally pointed out, it must be broken in, right? I am so glad we got this couch. It’s incredibly comfortable. I could flop around on it all day. I’m sure I’ll have another few days of just laying around on the giant, soft, purple couch. It’s really pretty perfect.

I’m *so* glad I took two weeks off.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 7, 2011 10:30 pm

    I’m glad you took two weeks off too 🙂 Today sounds like it was amazing!!! And I absolutely love your tomato plants XD They look fantastic!

    • July 8, 2011 12:07 pm

      They are huge! I’d forgotten what monsters they can turn into.

  2. July 8, 2011 7:12 am

    Minus a few activities that I don’t like (mowing), it sounds like an amazing time. I haven’t read All Creatures Great and Small, but I am a big fan of the series and have watched it many, many times.

    • July 8, 2011 12:08 pm

      I like the mowing only because I have the quiet push-mower, and a not-huge yard. It’s sort of soothing. The books are so wonderful, very comforting and amusing.

      • July 8, 2011 12:17 pm

        I don’t mind mowing in the spring and autumn, but when summer heat and humidity strikes it loses any bit of romanticism for me and becomes a terrible chore.

        The shows are very comforting and amusing too. There are several episodes that wring a tear from my eye and they always remind me of my own childhood in the country (though not on a farm).

      • July 8, 2011 12:31 pm

        I can totally see that! Thankfully we just have heat (not so much the humidity) here so I just wait until evening to do it. I haven’t watched the shows but I have them on Netflix, just waiting for a cozy day. Maybe today! Since I have nothing better to do. 🙂

  3. July 8, 2011 8:52 am

    What a perfect day! Do not for an instant feel guilty about so much couch flopping! You totally deserve the luxury!

    • July 8, 2011 12:08 pm

      Thank you! I”m back on the couch for another day of hard relaxing!

  4. July 8, 2011 8:44 pm

    yay! this day sounds perfect.

    i really like steam cleaning carpets because even though it can be labor intensive at times, there is definitely a bit of instant gratification because when you’re done: CLEAN CARPETS!

    enjoy your second week of vacation!

    • July 8, 2011 9:04 pm

      I’m kind of excited. I guess I’ll try to do this tomorrow maybe? The carpets aren’t horrible but I’ve wanted to clean them ever since we moved in, so might as well do it now.

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