It’s Sunday night and the rain is falling hard outside the door. We are safely cocooned in the house, doggies curled at our feet (with one heavily drugged because she can’t stand the thunderstorms, my poor puppy doggie), and this weekend is gently closing out. It wasn’t quite what I planned, but it was enough. These days I’m feeling a real need for rest, and I’m honoring that need.
Friday night while Sweet Husband was out for a boy’s night, I was out with my friend Darcee. We actually haven’t seen each other since her wedding, even though we’ve wanted to get together – things happen and before you know it, months and months and months have passed. We made our way to Pass Books to listen to Cokie Roberts talk about women in the Civil War.
I’ve been a big fan of Cokie Roberts for a long time – as a journalist and as a writer – so I was very excited to see her, meet her, talk to her. Had a little bit of a fangirl moment although I am pretty sure that I didn’t embarrass myself.
After the book event, we made our way to dinner and talked for a very long time, catching up. She’ll be leaving for Atlanta soon because Mississippi isn’t the best place for her and her husband, so I was glad to get that time.
We haven’t been to Lowes on a Saturday morning in quite some time. Usually our weekend routine involves a trip to puruse the clearance plants and make plans about what improvements we want to make to the flower beds. Since we made the decision that we aren’t buying this house, I’ve been on the fence about spending more money to improve a place that isn’t ours. For the love of beauty is one thing. For the love of spending money we may need elsewhere is another.
But. When we got there, I couldn’t resist. I’ve long wanted yellow roses for the yellow & orange bed out front, but they are about the hardest thing in the world to find. Except Lowes had the 2.0 gallon knock-out yellow roses on clearance for $5.00 each. Which is totally more than half off and a tremendous bargain. So we bought four.
They’ve not been planted yet because it’s been raining, but I’m so excited about getting them planted and finishing that bed up. It’ll be a lovely perennial bed for whoever next makes this place their home.
We also washed the puppies Saturday morning. They were stinky and flea-infested, which means that they weren’t allowed to sleep in the bed with Daddy while I’m gone. My sweet Cobbie does bathtime well, even if she doesn’t particularly like getting them. Bourbie, though, Bourbie is an asshole. He had to be held and didn’t appreciate the experience at all.
Odd that we bathed them only to have them get stinky and gross again in the rain. *sigh*
And speaking of rain, I didn’t get out to Second Saturday and a cook-out with friends because my head has been killing me and I’m shaky. We’re supposed to be getting 5-7″ of rain over the next week, so I imagine I will be ill most of the week. This thing that is wrong with my head is often triggered by the weather – changes in atmospheric pressure, fronts coming in or leaving. Instead of enjoying time with friends, I was home, waiting for the storm to pass.,
Today has been much the same. Up early to take care of blogging business, a wonderful breakfast provided by SH, a lovely nap, watching Royals baseball on the television.
As we wrap up one week, it is time to set intentions for the next week. Again there are few intentions this week. As time speeds up and grows shorter, things get clearer and more tightly focused.
- Secure a job on the Coast
- Schedule Praxis exam
- Catch up on April Moon
- Shoot the next See Mississippi series
And really, that’s about it. I suspect that if the weather continues on the way that it is right now & the way that it is predicted to, that will be about as much as I can handle.
How was your weekend? What are you big plans for the week?
P.S. Don’t forget about the Give-Away going on right now. It is ending in just a few days.