My new favorite phrase is “I can do that later.”
Summer vacation is a glorious gift of time that I can use as I wish. And I promised myself that this summer I would not plan every moment of it like an army sergeant.
So this morning when the rabbits started a little argument outside the office window I went out in my robe and watched them. It was barely light outside so I wasn’t able to take photos of the actual confrontation, but one bunny was the obvious winner after a few excited lunges and jumps and a little face off, and the other returned to the woods.
Then I spent an hour answering emails and editing some photos I took yesterday. I especially love hearing from people who are descendants of Caddo pioneers. It is nice to be able to help them with family research.
I had a bowl of cereal and watched the morning news. I finally found some coconut milk, and although it is enjoyable, I will definitely return to almond milk after this carton is empty.
I ironed Gary’s shirts for the weekend.
I cleaned one of my aquariums.
I went to town and spent an hour planting petunias in one of the flower beds.
I visited with my dad.
I took photos of the wildflowers in front of our buffalo statue.
I took the long way home and checked on some wildflowers near a friend’s house.
I stopped by our cattle guard to watch the new calves and take a few photos.
I ate some crackers and cheese and looked at the morning’s photos. I’m trying some Laughing Cow light garlic and herb cheese spread. Tasty!
I warmed some pulled pork for Gary’s lunch and talked with him before he left for work. Yes, I still cook meat for him.
I read a chapter of “The Lost Symbol”, by Dan Brown. So enjoyable to be able to read again!
I took a thirty-minute nap.
I cleaned the bathroom.
And here we are…mid afternoon. No plans. No pressure. Just several more hours to do whatever I want to do at whatever pace I choose. I will probably do some genealogy research, work in the garden, repair the fence, and take a walk down to the pond before dinner.
I don’t need money or fame. Just give me the gift of time and I’ll think of something to do with it.
Have a great evening! And remember to be careful this weekend!