Enjoy the simple things, is the caption on this photo.
Today I'm doing just that. I got up just in time for my husband to go out the door. He thought he'd let me sleep. I didn't get up until after 9. Just me and the critters here for the biggest part of the day, he has a District Meeting at 2 and so won't be home til after 5.
I have a list. lol I started off with some coffee and Facebook. Checked emails. Decided I wanted some bacon and tomato sandwich for breakfast (brunch?) lol Got dressed and went up to the little mom and pop market to get some of their awesome slab cut bacon (which is now up to 4 dollars and something a pound!!! Have you seen meat prices this past month ? Through the roof!) Anyway, I bought 2 pounds and put half in the freezer. And cooked a little extra for the critters and I had a big juicy yummy bacon, tomato and mayonnaise sandwich. O. M. G. That such a simple thing could bring SO much pleasure !
I have unfinished laundry in the dryer and washer. I need to fluff the dryer clothes a little and get them out of there. I started it last evening. I will get that done, because the Irishman's work clothes are the ones in the washer, waiting for the dryer. lol I got one load of whites all washed dried and put away yesterday, but that was it. I do 3 loads a week usually. Is that a lot for 2 people ? And really, it's 3 because his work clothes cannot be washed with anything else, they're filthy and greasy and yucky. lol It's a small load, but all by it's lonesome.
I turned the ceiling fan in the living room off last night and was appalled to see all the crap on it. So I hope to get that done. Big problem with that is...if I do it, I have to vacuum. Don't get me wrong--I need to vacuum. But, it's rainy today and the dogs are all inside for the most part and they freak out at the vacuum. So...I guess I'll knock the stuff off there and put them outside and hurry up and vac while they're out doing their business. lol
My kitchen counters are full of tomatoes, green beans and green peppers. I plan to try to get the dehydrators filled at least, with tomatoes, since they are the most vulnerable to spoilage. At least (for a minute) the dishes are done and the sinks are empty. Some days this all feels like such a vicious cycle that never stops. But I know it will stop. It will end (and maybe sooner than later if all this rain doesn't stop. We are supposed to have rain for something crazy like 8 days in a row...). I need to get a winter crop of kale planted. Temperatures are mostly in the 80's with an occasional foray into the low 90's. The humidity is stifling. But for today it just feels calming and lazy. The AC hasn't kicked on yet...yesterday it didn't kick on until about 7 PM. Crazy.
I've been cooking and playing and working and just trying to lead a well rounded life. lol I have an old cat that is slowly making his way to the Rainbow Bridge, and I wish I could do something to help him. He's an old love, but I just can't take him to the vet to be put down...he's rallied too many times. I don't trust him. I think he wants to die at home, of old age, on his terms. Kinda like me. lol I keep trying to get him to eat some soft food or take a little water and he just turns away. Yesterday we got another new baby in the family, little Ryker James. A moose at close to 8 pounds, and --of course-- a little beauty. One life ends, another begins...the way of it.
My aquarium is in dire need of cleaning. The birdcage too. I might get those things down I might not. Sometimes it seems there aren't enough hours in the day. It would help if I didn't spend so much time on the computer, but...a girls gotta have a little fun, doesn't she ? lol
Happy Sunday, kids.