Wow, I was getting in such a good routine of blogging in the mornings, and now it’s been almost a week! What the quack??? to borrow a much-loved new expression from QoB. 😀
I think the reason for the lack of blogging is that the only real down-time I have is in the mornings, and I am really enjoying drinking my coffee, smoking, and listening to the iPod on the back porch, looking out into my beautiful yard. That, and I have been working at being super-productive in the mornings, so that I can come home in the evenings and just chill, spend good quality time with Dr. Love, and get to bed at a decent time so that I can get up in the a.m. and do it all over again. I’ve managed to get about two weeks of laundry totally done, have cleaned the kitchen every a.m. for about the last ten days (Dr. Love needed a break, I thought, and I was feeling guilty that I was pitching in on that project so infrequently), and have been picking up the house and keeping it nice and clean.
I love that feeling when everything in the house and on the chore-list is “just-so.” No, not any control issues here or OCD issues here. 😀
I think we are headed out to the lake again this weekend. The weather is supposed to be nice, except for some rain overnight on Saturday. As QoB says, though, that’s all part of camping! Dr. Love and I are really starting to get the hang of this whole camping thing and we’re LOVING it. It’s so nice and relaxing to just get away, from the responsibilities at the house, from work, from the computer and the phone and just spend quality time together.
QoB and Big Dog took their camper out to the lake last night, so I am sure we will be seeing them this weekend. That will be nice for us and for them, because we don’t get to spend tons of quality time together, with them being so busy with the shops and, really, with Dr. Love and I being so busy just doing our thing. Big Dog and QoB definitely need a break at this point…the busy seasons are ending and they’ve both been working seven days a week, just non-stop craziness.
I think it’s kind of weird how everybody (including myself, sometimes) feels bad for the Big Dog because he has to work so much, but QoB is really working her ass off, too. Granted, she is only working four 8’s a week at her regular job, but she’s putting in hours at the shops almost every evening, whether it is at home doing books/inventory/purchasing/research or at the shop slinging bait, plus she works all weekend from either the house or the shop. All I have to say is, Madre, you’re amazing and a true inspiration for who I want to be. MTLI.
So, last weekend Dr. Love and I worked at the shop on Saturday and Sunday, trying to help get stuff done. We planted a crap-ton of plants for propogation (sp?) for the spring season and put most of them in the correct spots. I do think Young21, their part-time garden store employee, has a lot of organizing and heavy lifting to do when he recovers from being ill, however. At least we made some headway, though. Then on Sunday, QoB and I forced (and I do mean forced) Big Dog to take off at 1:00 and go do something fun. We ran the shops without a hitch, absolutely no problems. I love it when a plan comes together. Now Dr. Love, Big Dog, and I just need to find a way to give QoB a day off. And by day off, I mean that she would likely spend it working on stuff at the house, because she just can’t.sit.still. 😀
I was thinking of the movie, Beaches — and I really don’t understand why it has such a low rating, because that’s one of the greatest.movies.of.all.time — for some reason this morning and really wanted to hear some Bette Midler.
Without further adieu, I give you, one of my favorite celebs, Bette (and I couldn’t decide on just one song, and would love to hear if you have a favorite). 😀
Bette Midler, From a Distance
Bette Midler, The Rose
Bette Midler, Wind Beneath My Wings — and you know, people make fun of this song all the time, but I quackin’ love it, so there. 🙂