I began to do housework earlier today. I did some, but when I realized it was a nice sunny 54° outside, I decided to take advantage of it and go to the deck and trim and groom the pups. I didn't get them all done. But I got three of them finished. I'll do the last two tomorrow and bathe all five.
Lolita and Maxwell have heavy undercoats, and they were really, really matted. I had to go very slowly and carefully to get all the "cotton balls" out of their fur. I could hardly believe it, because I gave everyone a thorough, all-the-way-to-the-skin brushing just a few days ago, so I can't figure out why in the world they are so matted in such a short time. I'm guessing that their tumbling, wrestling play has done it. Anyway, I got it all out and cut the fur on them down to about 2-3 inches, so perhaps they won't tangle up again too soon but they also won't freeze in the cold spell that is coming Tuesday and Wednesday. I also got Jazmyn done, but she has a beautiful silky coat of fur and there was no significant tangling on her, so I didn't have to cut her short. Joey will be groomed tomorrow, and he is another one that tangles easily, but I check him and he doesn't have 1/4 what those two did. And Sam's turn is tomorrow, as well.
By the time I was finished with them, I was freezing! The wind was blowing pretty strongly, and I knew that cooled it off a lot. I cleaned the deck, put the tools away, and when I came in the house, I saw that the temperature had dropped to 48°. Uh, yeah, that 6° drop and the wind coming up really made a difference! I've been in for over 30 minutes, and I'm still a little chilled. I didn't realize how cool I'd gotten. I guess I was really concentrating on those dogs! I had on a lined nylon running suit with sweats underneath, so I thought I was well enough dressed Well, there I go thinking again!
I'll get the housework done, too. There really isn't that much of it, and I can work it in around the really important stuff (my babies!) this evening and tomorrow!
For the record, I slept solidly last night for nearly nine hours! I was really refreshed this morning. I spent over an hour lolling in bed with the dogs, and it was great! I also stayed in my jammies till mid morning! Wooo hooo! Yeah, I'll get used to the new schedule with time, and all will be well. :)