A typical day on vacation

8 Jul


I have reached the point in summer when I sometimes don’t know what day of the week it is. This is a good place to be, though last week I missed slicing because I forgot it was Tuesday, Slice of Life day. I am getting my hair cut this afternoon, so I have made an effort to be on top of the date. I forget what day it is because most days look the same.

I get up early, even earlier when it is hot, to cool the house down. I take the girls out for a potty break then drink coffee and  read. Today, because I got up at 4, I will finish Grasshopper Jungle before dawn.

Once the coffee is finished, my mornings are all about puttering. I make tea, I listen to NPR, read some more, knit. I am working my way through Pathways to the Common Core, reading one chapter a day, just to keep my chops. I will take the girls for a proper walk sometime between 9 and 11, depending upon what time I got up originally. Every other day I clean Fiona’s ears before our walk. If I have to run errands, I usually do them in the morning. If I plan to do any writing, it happens in the morning, too.

After lunch, I will read and knit more seriously. I often have a nap in the afternoon. One of my goals for the summer is to learn to knit Sanquhar gloves. I have a project to finish before I get to do that. The girls get a short walk in the afternoon because it is too hot for Fiona. I like to listen to NPR or an audiobook when I’m knitting.

By evening, I’m getting tired after so much exertion. Haha.  I might watch a movie, read some more, knit if I am maniacally trying to get a project finished or  get to a logical stopping point for the day. The girls will get an evening potty walk, the length of which depends upon how  hot it is.

I’ve done a fair amount of work for Oregon Basset Hound Rescue, since I have the time to do it. I’ve done home visits from Sandy to Saint Helens this summer . The Oregon Basset Hound Games are coming on July 19th and I’ve been getting things ready for that.

Life is good.

6 Responses to “A typical day on vacation”

  1. Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff) July 8, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    You summer days sound delightful and relaxing. One day i want to learn to knit. I keep telling myself I need to finish the cross stitch stocking I started for my daughter shortly after she was born. She’s now sixteen.

  2. Tara Smith July 8, 2014 at 6:05 am #

    Life does sound good – perfectly summer-y!

  3. elsie July 8, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    It is so easy to lose track of the days of the week when the normal structure is gone. You sound very contented with these days. I’m sure the girls are loving you being home.

  4. Amy Miller July 8, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Your description made me want to jump in my car, drive over to your house, and hang out for awhile. We do Dachshunds at our house – but I love Basset hounds too – same basic group. There is something about dog lovers, kindred spirits I guess.

  5. arjeha July 8, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    This is normal for me in retirement. If I didn’t look at the calendar I wouldn’t know what day it is or what I need to do today. With that said, I still missed a hair cut appointment last week. Rescheduled for today. Hope I don’t forget again. Enjoy your summer.

  6. thebeachpapers July 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Mmmm to “knit more seriously” I really liked that description and you have inspired me to take Hallie for 2 walks today. Sounds like the perfect summer you are having. I love it when you forget what day it is, thats the true measure of relaxation!

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