Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Hibernation

A day off, yay!  Sinus headache, no!  At least I have plenty of time for naps.  I got up at 6:30 today, fed the dogs, watered the garden, ate breakfast, started some chicken bones simmering on the stove, folded my laundry from the night before, started a slow drip on the trees, and went back to bed at 8.  After my morning nap, I checked email, moved the water to a new tree, stripped the bed and started a load of laundry.  I feel like I have accomplished something and I still have time to be lazy.

I would like to be planting more seeds in the yard but it is hot and it will be hotter this week, 107 they say, so anything that I start now will need extra water.  The monsoon rains are going to start in 2-3 weeks so I might as well wait for them to water the ground for me.  The seed packets that I ordered through our seed library came in and I planted some Devil's Claw wild flowers in the front yard.  I have been carefully watering them every day and 2 came up but yesterday one of them had been bitten in half by something, probably a bird.  I hate that.  I mean if they are going to bite it they should eat it not just bite it in half and leave it.  Now I only have one sprout but I have 5 more seeds so I planted them and hopefully I will get at least one adult plant.  I would like to be able to return some seeds to the seed library and keep some seeds for next year but that won't happen if they keep getting eaten.

Last Thursday, I took the day off to take my nephew on an educational day trip.  I gave him the choice of some of the local attractions and he chose the Titan Missile Museum.  I had never been there so it was interesting to see it.  I guess it is the last complete missile silo from the era of the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis.  The other silos have been dismantled.  It only took around 26 months to build it.  Too bad other projects can't get that same focus and attention.

After that we had lunch and I bought him some gifts for his birthday.  I think that fulfills my birthday duties for this year.  Tomorrow we are going to the movies with his friend.  The kids will be seeing Godzilla and I don't know what the "mom's" will be seeing.  I looked at the choices and there isn't anything that I am dying to see.  Maybe Jersey Boys.  Too bad the Adam Sandler movie Blended looks like a typical Sandler movie.  I'm sure I will see that one on Netflix really soon.

I will continue to hide indoors until around 7pm when the sun has gone down.  Then the garden will get watered again, the quail will get their pool refilled and watermelon and lettuce snacks and I will try to convince momma dog that it is ok to leave her puppies for a minute to go use the bathroom outside.  So far, all 4 puppies are fat and squeaky so that is good.  She is a very good momma dog and I don't hear any sneezing so maybe they escaped the pound without catching anything.  Doggy colds at this young age are usually deadly.  I'm excited to see what they look like when their eyes open.  Right now they still look like rats.  I'm sure they will get cuter.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

I like the idea of rushing to get things done in time for a nice lazy day :)

Daizy said...

Yes! Middle of the day movie and nap is the highlight of my weekend.