Earlier I started out to work in the yard. I was planning to use the weed eater to get rid of some scrub oak. I walked out the door and immediately began to reconsider my plan. I stepped back inside and looked at the thermometer. Inside was a nice 69°. Outside, however was 82°!! Well! I didn't relish being in the sun with that much heat.
I sat for a few minutes, wondering what would be a better choice for the afternoon. I settled on doing some painting on the furniture and trunks on the deck. I put a first coat on several pieces, and I hope to put the second coat tomorrow, them decorate them by the weekend. What I'm going to show you here are some pieces that I did the basic coats a few weeks ago, and today I worked on the decorations.
The first one is the big table that I had plants on all summer. The colors of flowers and patterns are different on each side, I don't much like "symmetry."
This trunk was plain blue before. I'm still not completely happy with it, so I'm sure I'll be back to this to change it up. I have already changed it a couple times. I might be just as well off to walk away! It's just a storage trunk!
This is the top of the storage cabinet. I really like this one, and I'll probably be able to leave this one alone.
It was a productive afternoon! I think tomorrow I will work in the yard early, then do more painting in the shade later. It's what I should have done today, but I am SO not a morning person! Oh, well!
As I was finishing up the elk were bugling very close to the house. I think they were just across the road, and might have been in my yard if not for the fence around that other property. The dogs didn't know what to make of it. They didn't bark, but every time they heard the calls, heads were rocking back and forth in the direction of the sounds! They were just puzzled as heck! A little earlier a rabbit ran across the driveway, and they went nutz with the barking! I guess they don't bark at things unless they see them, but that doesn't make sense, because they bark at deer that are out of sight. Perhaps it is just that they know the deer sounds are connected with the bodies they've seen. I donno. Anyway, they are goofy little pups!
This morning I got on the scale, and to my dismay, I've gained 3-4 pounds. Dang. I guess I partied too hearty in Tucson! So I've eaten very sensibly today, NO TORTILLA CHIPS! It'll come back off, but after my recent elation over weight loss, it is just disappointing. Ah well. You play, you pay!
OK, gonna veg out for a while. Y'all take care! Hasta mañana!