Tuesday, August 09, 2016

catch up on Tuesday

That's what I have been telling myself all month long -- I'll catch up on Tuesday. Details of the forthcoming trip, doctors appointments, last minute yard work -- Tuesday, folks! It'll happen on Tuesday!

Snowdrop is away today and I leave tomorrow and this leaves me with a free day -- this day, a day that is the hoop for all those chores that were thrown into it.

I do have a few photos from the garden. I wanted so much to record its last summer magic, but the mosquitoes -- the talk of the town: my God, they are fierce this year! do you remember them ever being this bad? (yes) -- those pesky bugs just will not allow for a contemplative moment outdoors, with or without camera. (It's a good thing I like bees, otherwise I'd be miffed at them too, especially the one that stung me as I tried to brush it off, thinking it to be a beetle. My fault, I suppose, for mixing up my entomological classification.)

So you get a few photos, but of a general nature, taken throughout the day.

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And of course, there is the lovely breakfast on the porch...

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After breakfast, I leave my camera at home because there is nothing to be had by tugging it along to three doctor's appointments (yes, three! I pushed everything into this Tuesday!), or to the mall where I looked for a pair of pants that would look good, be comfortable, and stay on -- not easy, if you think about it.

Another garden shot:

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With cheepers!

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And lest you think I'm ailing -- according to the docs who were willing to offer random diagnoses, I'm not, though I did get more than one reminder that I have to stay on top of stuff or else! (Or else what? You're telling me I'm probably quite fine. Yes, but... Lesson: you should never argue with a doctor.)

Another garden photo -- the venerable farmhouse!

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Because I am leaving tomorrow, Ed and I spend a good bit of time in each others space today. Since he is very tired from too many very late nights of work, he does use our time together to catch up on sleep,  but that actually is quite lovely: I like packing a suitcase in his dozing company. His rhythmic breathing, the sense of peace -- it fills the farmhouse with tranquility and calm.

In the evening, we were to go out for a dinner together, but I could tell where this was heading: as the light fades, so does my inclination to go anywhere at all and so we order take out Thai and I make him watch a good bit of the Olympics with me. Which is special.

Tomorrow I'm off -- traveling on the airline that cancelled 1000 flights Monday and 600 flights today because of computer failures.

I'm not worried. I'll get there. Somehow or other, I'll get there.

(View from the porch tonight...)

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I'll write en route tomorrow.


  1. It's great that you can be so cool about it -- the Dreaded Doctor Day -- the airline computer snafu -- I would try to talk myself into being cool about it, but I really wouldn't be.

    Re your shopping stop: oh my gosh, have you tried Jag jeans? The smooth stretchy waistband is so comfy and never rides up or falls down. They have pants other than jeans: chinos, capris, I live in them. Of course, you are built like a teenager. I am built like a grandma. I have been quite fond of my built-in baby-rocking cushion, but I must not let things go to far! Off to the water aerobics class again tomorrow! Vanity is not the thing, but good health is something to think about long-term.

    Bon voyage!

  2. Pants that look good, are comfortable, stay on... and have pockets! I tnk you agree :^ )

    And I share your view of flights... you'll get there and stressing doesn't help. But fingers crossed here that computers cooperate for your flights and mine! Hope you have a great trip!!!


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