[I apologize for this being so late. Brighthouse (my cable company) was down all Sunday morning in my area so, no phone, no TV and no Internet! Thank God for the radio and Sunday Morning Over Easy!]
Saturday, I woke up at 4:00 AM. I puttered around a bit and then thought, “This is stupid!” So, I went back to bed without setting the alarm. Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 8:30! This would not have been a problem except I had a 9:00 AM appointment to get my hair cut.
I jumped in the shower (I didn’t bother to shave) and then into my clothes. I raced to the barber’s and got there two minutes late.
From there, I went to The Feed Store and picked up 40 pounds of bird seed. Then I went to Westborn Market. I tried sticking to my list (two heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, some buns and lettuce) but I made four impulse buys: a small seedless watermelon, a head of cauliflower, a bag of small pita bread and a container of spinach dip. I blame that all on being hungry!
I was VERY disappointed, BTW. Normally, they have all this stuff out to sample (like various cheeses, crackers, salsa and chips and so forth) but I guess I was there too early. Every station where there is normally stuff was empty. So, my plan to eat breakfast there was a bust.
Next came Home Depot. I bought two four-inch bolts (1/4 inch and 3/8) and their associated lock washers and nuts. I also picked up two bottles of Windex Outdoor Multi-surface Cleaner (I’ve used this since living in St. Clair – it screws on your hose and you can wash your windows and your siding at the same time).
On the way out, I bought a hot dog from a cute young thing, so I finally got breakfast.
Back home it was already uncomfortably warm and sticky. So, I put everything away, did another load of laundry and then changed into shorts and a tee shirt. Then I used the push mower to re-cut the front lawn (mostly to chew up the grass clumps). Then I shut the garage door and went out back with the push mower.
That’s a crime-stopper tip, BTW. Never go out back with your garage door open. That’s when you get ripped off (at least around here).
I cut all the areas that I didn’t dare take the garden tractor in. To give you an example of how much that was, I filled the tank before starting on the front lawn and ran out of gas out back!
I put the mower away and buttoned everything up. I was beat from all the walking so I lay on the bed, munching on little pitas and the spinach dip, watching TV.
Then I took a nap. When I woke up, it was too hot outside to do anything, so I worked on the laundry and generally putzed.
For dinner I had more pita and spinach dip (I had a real supper planned, but it seemed like a lot of work and would have only added to the pots and pans that are piling up, waiting for the garbage disposal installation.)
I then read a book until I fell asleep.