Monday, March 27, 2017
Sometimes Simple Is The Best Choice
Keeping the blog name the same.
It's raining. And the ground is still frozen. So, ice. Slick. Dangerous.
Yesterday--a full 9 hours at work with just one short chance to sit down and eat--quickly--my lunch. Otherwise, walking the full length of the greenhouse and garden center to the cashiers--over and over and over and over picking up "re-pots" and them bringing them back to the cash counters when I'd finished them. And watering, talking, giving advice and otherwise doing my job. Exhausted.
It was a struggle to walk out and around the place and them up the stairs to the upper yard and my car. The only one slower than I was--the other retired person. A Navy veteran. Both of us looked a bit pale.
The carpenter and the tile guy have been here this morning. G has the washer hooked up but we may experience a sudden spill of water as the cycle goes on. The shut off doesn't work. Could be very exciting.
Things are moving along. We may have a working new bathroom in a week or two. Then we'll start on the hall bath. And then the floors. And then the hallways.
We are living in a strange construction zone. It doesn't help that it's cold. Wet. Raining. Odd after the warmth of the greenhouse all week, the sunshine and the flowers in all their splendid colors.
I have two full days off. Time to rest up.
Today's Chores: Cleaning. Vacuuming. Laundry. (washer didn't leak so far so I am going to change the bedding and wash it) Doesn't sound much like a "take it easy day" does it? But I do need to give all the surfaces a spray and wipe at least.
Today's Reading: Finished the Stargazer's sister--the last bit was truly sad--I would stop reading for the tears. How her brother could do what he did after so many years--hard to believe. I am now moving on to a new to me mystery writer. Trudy Nan Boyce and "Out of the Blues".
Today's Cooking: We ordered take out pizza and a salad for me last night. I have a nice corned beef brisket I could be cooking--perhaps tomorrow. Or Thursday. I will, I think, make a nice pot of spaghetti sauce instead. Sausage, mushroom and onion for G. Just spaghetti for me. With cheese and butter.
Today's Would Be Nice" To Do: Take some frozen peaches out to thaw for a smoothie. But it's so cold. I wouldn't want to drink the finished smoothie.
Riley really wants a walk today--even in the cold rain. G does not. One is very sad and the other is not. Acupuncture at 4pm. Then we'll stop at the grocery to pick up any items we may need. I wish they still rotisserie roasted chicken breasts. A nice chicken salad would be nice to take to work--or eat for breakfast (me-never G).