I need a break. So that's a good excuse to sit down and write a post, right?
This morning when I woke, the sun was just coming up. It was brilliant red and was less than 1/2 over the horizon. By the time I got my camera and stepped onto the deck, it was already up. This doesn't show it, but it was still red, red, red. Just gorgeous.
I've been cleaning house today. I usually rest on Saturday and clean on Sunday. If I don't rest on Saturday, Sunday is a lost cause. If I go do something on Saturday, sometimes, my house gets only the least buff up on Sunday, because that's all I can manage. I'm glad I cleaned well in preparation for my potluck, because right after that is when I got sick. Cleaning today hasn't been a big deal.
A while ago I cleaned the finch cage thoroughly and then hung it outside on the deck so the birds can get some fresh air. They are loving it, chirping and hopping all over the cage. The funny thing is the hummingbirds. They fly up close to the cage and hover, looking in the cage at the finches. Then they zip away. My finches look at them, and it seems they don't know what to think of the "free" birds out there! After a while, they now seem more relaxed when the country cousins come zooming in. I love watching all of them.
Got a new house sitter. My old one was scheduled to be here for next weekend, but he has a new job and has to go for some training. I called a neighbor, the girl that I took to the store the other day, and asked if she could fill in, and she was delighted. She came down a while ago and got the instructions, learned where everything was and how to operate the heating/cooling, etc. The dogs like her, and I think it will be fine.
Now I need to start thinking about what clothes to take with me. I always take too much. I'm really going to try to avoid that this time. I've gotten better in recent years, so I'm hoping I'll be reasonably light in the suitcase this time. We'll see. Anyway, I want to try to have it all picked out by tomorrow evening so I can begin putting things in the suitcase. It would be so nice .... and a novel experience .... to be able to leave Friday morning roughly on time and without anxiety about whether I've taken all I need, etc. I'm a traveling worry-wort, I guess.
Want one more look at it? OK, slightly different focus, here 'tis ....
Bon nuit, mes amis!
UPDATE: Just to clarify, I'm going to my 50th high school class reunion this weekend. Guess I thought I'd mentioned it, and after looking back, I don't see where I did. So .... does that help?