Up early. Very early. Before 5AM early. Got to visit with Pup.
Already done list?
Visit with Pup.
Get the videos for the coming week.
feed the pups
exercise the pups
clean the kennels
in other words. the daily stuff for the pups.
collect the mail
go with WB to sort the chain saw
eat lunch with WB
run errands (I know, I know I didn't think that I'd be running errands but there were things to do.)
things for budget
Yep two grocery shop. I shop at two places (well actually 3) because of pricing. Once you've seen a gallon of milk sell for more than a gallon of gas? You pay attention. Unlike a sitting president, I know how to pump my own gas and I buy my own groceries.
Something on the list that I had no idea would happen but glad that I did? I met someone new. I was bold and brave and well she seemed like such an interesting person. I was glad because she was an interesting person. She is a published author and someone who must be very smart to have done the things that she's done. Reminds me very much of my paternal aunt.
If that weren't enough, I made an unscheduled side trip and crossed paths with someone from my past. A very good teacher. I didn't realize how much I missed her classes until I hugged her neck. It felt good. This will be a bit of a rearranging of my plans but I'm good with it.
I love to talk to accomplished women. The ones who move mountains. The ones who teach people and change their lives as a matter of who they are. These two women are who they are and they don't apologize for it at all. I kind of like that. It's as if doing great things were as natural as breathing and the path they take? Self evident. It's a relief. They don't hide under a shell and they enjoy life. I learn things from them.
Ah, almost forgot. Went to see about a chipper. Oh wow. I had no idea how much the durn things cost to rent and to buy. Add to it the delivery charge and oh wow. This isn't quite as clear a choice as the chainsaw. The "you can buy it for the cost of one day's rental" isn't quite true. The rental can chew up a tree. When I showed the man the limbs that I'm cutting he said that it would be easy. The chipper/shredder to buy isn't quite the same. I'm going to read about it. At the moment they're both "fruit" and more like an apple to oranges kind of comparison. (Lol, I'm writing but every once and a while, I hear my internal voice go, "Holy cow. Those women are really amazing. Here we were talking about the everyday and I'm thinking these are people who have had real impact on our society. Honest.) Anyway, I'll be seeing about the chipper and hopefully have things sorted by the end of next month. It was a good start.
I met someone who might like to have some of the trees that we're thinning out. He makes walking sticks. Hope he'll call
I'm glad that I canceled the appointments. It has resulted in an over due conversation about money, expenses, and how we spend. The big relief to me is that we're not broke. (Attention hackers. Don't get your hopes up. Going from a 10 cent budget to a 20 cent budget may be a doubled income but it's still not what you're expecting. Go elsewhere please. ) I'm just glad that there is money for the pups to get their shots, meds, exams, etc. I can breath. I was so worried about them and now it's better.
Have started the budgeting process. Talked to WB about it at lunch. I was worried that he might be aggravated but he was pretty good about it. It's good for us all.
I think that's it.
Still have to put up stuff. Collect the dog. Take a bath. Fold clothes, dry clothes, and wash cloths. Make sure that the dishes are washed.
(And maybe watch alittle LLS too.)
Had the silliest idea. I told WB that I didn't think anyone would ever look at me and say sweet nothings. I look at people in the shops and then I'll catch my image in the mirror. There in that reflection is practical. I have a great smile. There are crinkles at the eyes. My eyes are a pretty color and the silver in my hair is nice. BUT, As far as sexy? Lol I have to laugh at the idea. The idea I had looking at my reflection in the car window was, "I wonder if I could, like Justin Timberlake, bring sex back?" Somewhere in the last 20 years I've lost that. I have photos from when I was younger. I actually had a life then. Now, I'm so busy being busy. My life has turned practical. Practical shoes, jeans, jacket, and cap. The last pair of boots that I've put on these feet were camo snake boots. Part of this has been motherhood but lately it's because of the activities here. It's practical and a good idea for what we're doing. I would however like to try something at least alittle pink. Bringing the zebra push up bra out of moth balls might help. What I need is something powerful.
I was thinking of doing aerobics while watching/listening to the LLS with CF.
The problem is that when I see this video it's just so ridiculous that I start laughing.
Not good for squats. I'll fall over.
Maybe I'll be lucky and he'll do something alittle less overt.
Plus the sexiest thing I think that I've seen him do is when he interviews and author or academic and they talk about philosophy or music. That makes me smile. I can see how truly handsome the man is.
But then I think, "Is it weird to think about a married guy as sexy?"
Am I weird to be turned on by a guy when he talks about ideas?
I've got to do something. I don't want to grow old and moldy like a half eaten chicken sandwich.
BBL Going to see who's on tonight.
Back tomorrow with the Thursday ADL.