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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.

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