Musings on daily events in my unremarkable life as a retired person who has found way too many things to do.
By: osdianna , 4:32 PM GMT on July 16, 2013
I have been staying up late reading and sleeping in until after 8am...very unusual behavior for me for the last several years, but it's the way I used to be, that is, I used to be a night owl until I got a dog.
Early morning wake-up was reinforced when I moved from SoCal to the PNW, and became aware of what is called the "morning chorus", the sounds of birds...many birds...are more noticeable here than in the noisy city.
Anyway, I have been reading Thomas Perry's series about Jane Whitefield, a woman of Seneca descent who has helped people disappear from their normal lives. She faces down killers and bullies and rescues their victims, giving them new names, new locations, a new way of living. She also seems to have a limitless amount of cash with which she buys houses, complete home furnishings, cars, guns, clothing...anything necessary to help these people assume a new life. Talk about escapist drama!
We are having a really nice stretch of summer weather; too bad Joe missed it. Temps are in the high 60's/low70's, so yesterday after grocery shopping for my MS client, I took Maggie to Conner Creek and let her fetch her ball in the creek. She spent about 40 minutes, got thoroughly soaked, and wore herself out. She had her dinner then went right to bed. I had put a clean blanket on her bed and knew it would be wet...labs fur is too thick to dry quickly...but it's a king-size folded into quarters and it's her "blanky".
Today is the pre-garden tour walk-through of the Kessler garden, where I will be a docent this Saturday for the annual Grays Harbor Master Gardener's Garden Tour. We have perfect weather for it right now, but possible thunderstorms forecast for later...and the tour is at 1pm. Uh, oh. I see clouds moving in from the south. DRAT!!
Well, we shall see...
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