Just wanted to get that out of the way. LOL Today if the first official day of my summer vacation! Yeah!!! Does this mean I get to lay around in the sun, tan, drinking mai-tai’s and reading? I wish! One, it needs to be warm enough and actually sunny to do that. Living in the Pacific Northwest usually means June is wet and chilly and the summer weather doesn’t officially start until July 5th. (Heaven forbid we have a dry warm Fourth. :P) Yes, our weather has been screwy like the rest of the county. We’ve already hit 90F a couple of times. But La Nina is lurking on our shores and so far it seems as if we are having a normal-ish wet June. As of the moment the sky is blue and the sun is out, but we will see how long that last.
Two, I have a TON of yardwork to do. Now that I am feeling better, pretty much healed up from a fall I took (it’s been a baaad month), and have some time, I can finally go out and try to catch up on the yardwork. Some areas are not so bad. Just some small pruning, deadheading and a few weeds. Others are a disaster area. Right now I’m looking out my window at a couple of firs that have dead branches in them that need to be removed. Some of those should be interesting since they are way above my head.
Three is the house itself. We are still in the process of updating. Trim, painting, new doors, painting ceilings, flooring, painting, bathrooms. Did I mention painting? I don’t like painting. Especially the ceiling part. All of this is a slow and tedious process that we started last summer. Aside from the painting, we will probably finish the downstairs before the 3rd when we have a party. We’ll see. I am getting old and the energy I had in my 30’s is not what it used to be.
Today I will start in the yard. I think I know which part, but that remains to be seen if when I do get out there it actually happens. I am going back to work to help one of the teachers finish packing up her room this afternoon so the custodians can clean. At least my mornings can once again be dedicated to writing. Whether it is editing, poetry, a new story or this blog it will be good to have the time to really concentrate on it. Maybe I will finally feel whole again, because writing lately has been scarce. And any artist knows, if you are not doing your particular brand of art, something inside, a part of you, slowly begins to fade away, and that is never good.
Have a beautiful day! I’m going to have another cup of coffee and get caught up on here before I go play in the dirt. Bye for now. 😀
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