Hey, it’s August. (That whooshing sound you heard was summer going past.) School supplies are in stores. Parents are counting the days (well, Mollie’s counting the days). I’ve started crocheting again, a sure sign of recovery. And it’s time to trim the forsythia. What’s on your To Do list?
I think I need a new regular weekly post: Sleeping Sundays. I’m sleeping all the time now, which makes it hard to make stuff. Must learn to multi-task and write while sleeping. Still, I have Big Plans. BIG plans.
What was on your to-do list this week?
I’m still sorting through Act One, making changes based on all your comments. And starting to clear out the bedroom, the kitchen, and the living room. Also bought yellow paint for the bathroom trim. Bright, screaming yellow paint. Screaming yellow zonker paint. SO happy making. And then there are the tomatoes; all that warm, smooth red makes me happy. And there were blueberries at the farm stand! Life is good.
What are you making that makes you happy this week?
It’s July 4th in America, which means everybody here will be making noise because a couple of centuries ago we dumped tea in a harbor. American history is odd.
What did you make this week?
It’s the day after Memorial Day, which means it’s summer in America. It’s definitely balmy enough to be summer, even muggy, which bodes ill for August around here. My weeds are growing lustily, and my latest order from the plant people is sitting by my front door, so that’s my plan of attack for this week, along with unearthing my writing couch that’s been buried for over a year, making dog cookies, giving Mona and Veronica their baths and new collars (Milton got his yesterday), and finishing Nita.
What’re you working on?
I’m still slowly digging out the side yard. The front yard is a meadow which I like but which gives my very nice neighbor across the street pain (he has miles of carpet-like grass), so I ordered a mounding daisy and some lithodora for there. And then there’s the house and the breakfast scene (ARGH).
So what have you been doing?
It’s spring, definitely, I’m almost positive, so I ordered honeysuckle and daisies for my garden. Now I have to make good beds for them when arrive. Also Krissie is coming to visit in a couple of weeks, so I have to make a good bed for her, too. Also Krissie’s birthday is today, so there will be cake or at least brownies which I will freeze until she gets here.
What are you working on?
I’m working, I’m working. Really. House to clean, pasta to make, two afghans and three shawls to put borders on (borders are like sleeves, the last damn thing), a book to write (clearly now a romance which I’ve forgotten how to write), dogs to bathe. dreary rainy day to glower at (rain is good, though): I have things to DO.
What are you making?
I’m working on the disaster area that is my kitchen and actually making progress. It’s not clean yet, but it’s not as horrifying as it was. This is Kitchen Week, and I figure if I just keep at it every day, I can have the sucker clean by Sunday. At which point it will be Living Room Week. The problem is, I shut down when it gets truly cold and dark, so I’ve got four months of hermit slobbishness to clean up. I can do it. Probably. . And I got a lot done on the afghan I started in November of 2016,, so there’s that. And I fixed a hole in the first act of Nita. I worked.
So what did you work on this week?
Well, the world is going to hell, maybe it’s time to make cookies. Or hay while the sunshines. Of just something fun. Whatcha doin’ out there, Argh People?