I'm enjoying my new play list. Remember, if you don't want the music then click on the "tab" with the two vertical lines and it will turn off the sound. I now have fifteen or twenty of my favorite songs... almost as good as owning an mp3 player. :)
I have another one of those crazy busy weeks coming up as I work full time at the bookstore (it is very hard to believe the semester is over) as well as getting in some lawn work. After three days of summer like weather, we awoke to a gorgeous coolness this morning. My husband emptied bags of mulch into the wheel barrow for me so I could do some weeding and mulching... that sounds like a cow chewing cud for some reason... I digress. It was such a beautiful day with a cool breeze and the aroma of woodsmoke in the air, the outdoor chores were fun. Especially done just a little at a time and then resting.
He was out early to spread weed killer after last night's rain. I find it interesting that the same "flowers" we oooh and awww over as we drive home from town suddenly become "weeds" when they are on our lawn.
I knew I had a lot to do today so I took advantage of being alone on Friday to rest... a calm before the storm, so to speak... while Christopher was at work and my hubby and brother-in-law traveled to their hometown to help their sister with finances. Once I got the basic housework finished and did a little grocery shopping, I baked some cookies for John to take home with him and took some of these out of the freezer to include on his "goodie plate".
I picked up Christopher from work and we decided to eat an inexpensive fast food meal since it was just the two of us. That meant I didn't have to do dishes, which made it possible for me to read "my mail" and enjoy a quiet evening. Yes, all three of these arrived in today's mail.
I LOVE magazines! Victoria is a Christmas gift from hubby, Southern Living was also a gift from him when they had a really cheap offer, and the Cottage Living is a brand new gift from Joanna (THANK YOU!)... who has been with me here almost from the first post. :)
It was so nice not to have to cook or clean last night. I enjoy cooking and I love a house that is shiny and clean... but I also enjoy evenings off. :) I stretched out on my bed to look at pretty houses and gardens, check for new recipes to try, and take delight in every page of Victoria. I absolutely LOVED their interview with Jan Karon.
My husband and his brother arrived back for John to pick up the "goodie plate" and some family papers we had found when going through boxes. We think he made it home before the big storms came through. He lives about an hour away. I love the sound of thunderstorms when there is no chance of tornadoes. Sasha, however, did not...
I am now off to make tea for the three of us. It has been wonderful having Christopher home in the evenings this week as his study load was a little lighter. That will change next week as begins to study for finals! I think they would love a nice cup of tea... hot tea while it remains cool. I'm sure the heat will return soon enough.