Sun-Gazing.com via Cathy Ruggiero
I used to want to have ‘something to do’ each day – somewhere to go, people to see, activities. I realize that wanting the opposite is definitely a sign of old age, but I’m embracing it.
Today there are no scheduled appointments, no ‘have-to’ errands, no commitments. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Yesterday my husband and I both worked most of the day in the hot sun.
My husband was trying to relocate a microlink to our computers in the shop. This is not a thing we HAVE to have, but it used to work and yesterday it wasn’t. In order to get it to work again, my husband had to move the equipment on the house end from the front of the house to the back and mount it on the window bars. This involved a lot of cable making, stapling inside the wall of the garage, welding and painting for the piece that mounted to the window, testing of cables, switches, and links, etc. It took my husband all day, but he got it working. Now he just has to put his tools away and cut down several branches on a tree between the house and the shop for a clearer line of sight.
In the garden, I planted two celery plants, pulled out the last of the spinach and lettuce plants, pruned the plants that were left, and weeded the raised bed planters. The only thing remaining in the garden to spray the weeds on the ground with weed killer.
I took some stuff out to the greenhouse in preparation for starting some tomato suckers, but the thermometer showed red all the way to the top – over 120 degrees – so I just put the stuff inside and came out again.
I dumped the water from the kiddie pool, washed it out, and refilled it.
I cleaned Amber’s porch up, hosed it out, then squeegeed and mopped.
I mowed the yard on the riding mower after helping my husband with the microlink several times.
By the time we finally stopped for dinner, it was almost 9:00. I cooked, we ate and watched a movie.
There are things I’ll do today, but I’m concentrating on doing things INSIDE while the sun is at its hottest – as we SHOULD have done yesterday – and OUTSIDE when the sun is going down, with only the finishing touches on dinner to do.
I’m going to also take time to read more of my latest “In Death” series book by Nora Roberts while I’m relaxing.
Because my back is letting me know I overdid yesterday, I’ll try to work in a session of yoga.