- Respond to have-to e-mails.
- Brushed teeth & washed face (better late than never, right?).
- Recorded yesterday's high & low temps (84 in the shade, YUCK!).
- Scrubbed the hummingbird feeder out with vinegar & refilled it; gave the birds some seed.
- Scrubbed the compost bucket out with vinegar. (Anything else need to be cleaned with vinegar while I have it handy?!)
- Folded one load of laundry.
- Took another load down off the line and folded it.
- Tossed some water into the birdbath, refilled the large water dish for the dogs . . . after the toad who spends his mornings in it had vacated.
- Took a little video of another toad! (Will be posted Friday, if not before.)
- Gave myself 45 minutes to start a novel that's been bouncing around in my head for a while. Only took 32 minutes to get the first 725 words down. Working title? 'The Hired Hand'. (I'm sure that will change the next time I work on it, though!)
- Did way more than an hour's worth of dishes.
- Cooked the pasta for the salad, mixed in some mayo & dill weed to get the flavors started.
- Lost COMPLETE track of time when Tom called to tell me about an amazing, potential JOB OFFER he got today! Granted, it's in New Mexico (!), but still!!! (Mom, sorry I didn't have a chance to call you about it, but it is what you think it is!)
- Got more than an hour's worth of ironing done.
- Let the heat get the best of me (ironing didn't help) and used that as an excuse to lie down to watch a movie ('V for Vendetta': GOOD!).
- Got some work done in the garden between the time the sun went down and the no-see-ums came out.
- Did evening chores followed by a tiny bit of deskwork (including some of the prep for that ULINE order).
Tom had a LONG day. He was spared the heat because he was painting townhouses about 63 miles from home on the big lake. Then, after a full day of that, he did a couple of hours worth of work for another of the county's painters . . . and finally rolled on home. He says that his dogs are barkin'! (Understandably!)
Unfortunately, the no-see-ums are finding me here in the library tonight now, too. (The light attracts them to . . . and then THROUGH . . . the window screens.) So, I'll sign off for now.