I must start with yesterday. Not only did yesterday bring to a close the last full 5-day school week of the year, but we got to meet up with saiaiko
in the Strip District!! Yay!!! We smartly had dinner at Big Mama's House of Soul. And other than the orders being quite a bit backed up, the food was ZOMG-yummy.
I cannot adequately describe it in this forum, gentle readers. The BBQ chicken was tangy and exquisite, and I also got the seafood stuffing, which was sweet, bold, and just fishy enough. After driving to the South Side for ice cream, we got to hang with saiaiko
back at our house until it was pumpkin time, and she headed back to the folks with whom she's staying for her trip. We were *assured* that we'll get to see her again before taking off back to Buffalo.
Today was quite alright. We got to sleep in gloriously, with both cats pinning us in our beds. The weather was picture perfect, all day. And other than being too much of a jerk to fiannaharpar
, things went fine. (I was careless, snippy, 'n cross this morning) A zoo trip was canceled, so our attention turned too.... yard work! Stops at Home Depot and Target first, then to get gas for the car and the 5-gallon tank for the mower (for $60??!?
), and it was off to mow. My sweetie mowed the first time, so it was my first time on the tractor this year. I do like how your brain just wanders while doing that kind of work. It's cleansing in a way. While I kind of wished I could think of productive things- my SCA trumpet class, music that I want to write- I mainly thought of random songs, people, and other things that floated to the top of my noggin. It felt like getting a lot of busy-ness out of the way. And I enjoy taking care of the yard. Shoot, I wish I had more time to trim limbs, get more of the fallen tree cut up and moved out, and edge around more of the bloody flower garden before our weed-whacker's electric battery dies pathetically.
I offered to make dinner, and we munched casually on soup and grilled cheese sandwiches in the front room while watching our recent Netflix- VeggieTales' "Gideon the Tuba Warrior." Ok, dude, they took a bible story and managed to work in drum and bugle corps music into it, fer cryin' out loud. I highly approved.
I am so
glad that this is a 3-day weekend. Maybe I'll start to feel like I'm catching up on sleep.