I am so tired of being gone. I feel like I am never home (and I am not). The studio opens next week. I do feel like I have had a nice summer break. The summer was very expensive and we still have not had the cement work done in the driveway. I am just waiting to take stock of the new debt and start fresh.
We were able to get to D#1 with only spending 2 tanks of gas and some snacks. We did not go out to eat at all and did no shopping. Daughter had a bad flu/cold and we really watched her sleep most of the weekend. Grandson was cute and funny. I was able to go watch daughter in court, she was just promoted and it was interesting to see her interact with other attorneys. I think she is well liked, but I never realized how young she was compared to her colleagues. She just looks like a little girl with a pony tail in a suit playing court room. Never the less, she has a tough streak or they never would have given her a job in felony prosecution.
I would really like to go on a no spend for the month of September, but I am afraid as I was going to go on one in July after our vacation and look what happened. We are still facing bills from that and it is not over yet. But I guess I should not be such a doomsdayist. Once the studio is open again I will have less time to spend money. But I also don't see myself as a wastrel. Our garden has not done well this year mostly from neglect.
3 surgeries and poor vision plus the number of times I have been gone have really taken their tole. I had not planned to can this year so I am not worried. Plus we still have plenty of veggies to eat. I am going to make a cucumber, tomato and onion salad for dinner. We will also have eggplant and bacon Parmesan. Quite good!
I have plenty to do in the shop, but I would sure like to see it be a little busier. I really want 100-150 a day worth of product to come in and it has not done that for a while. But I am trying to look a this as a blessing, as much as I have been gone and unable to see well, I would probably be bonkers right now. I just don't like not having any money.
Out My Window: It is getting cooler here. Only 90 when we drove into town. So nice. When it gets so hot everyone here just shuts down. Our lawn desperately needs to be mowed. I told hubby to get with it or I would have to buy a goat.
Every room in the house is in a state of neglect. Even though I have been gone both younger girls were here. There are kid droppings everywhere. They did not leave any terrible messes but the dust is thick and heavy. I have been going from room to room and playing games with myself. Like you cannot leave this room without starting in one corner and putting everything away. By the time I get out the door I have an arm full of stuff to put away and then it is on to the next room. I think I will be able to whip the house into shape in a couple of hours and then I must do some grocery shopping and take stock of the freezers. Since I start teaching next week I will need to really menue plan and use what I have. Also have to get the old crock pot going. Crap now I miss Judy.
Do any of you play cleaning games with yourself? Like do you set a timer and make yourself work until it goes off, just to see how much you have accomplished? Or am I the only goober in the universe?
Have a great and productive day!