Saturday, May 29, 2021

Catching Up!

 Yesterday was rainy and cold. It was the last day of work before my big three day weekend, and believe me, Tim and I had plans

It rained steadily all day Friday, and all Friday night as well, but it was okay. because we definitely needed the rain. Both of us were ready for a relaxing night in. Being complete and utter heathens, we bought ourselves salads (we could have just bought the makings, but nooooooo....) Since we did not have to worry about the alarm in the morning, Tim commented, "We don't even need to go to bed at 9 if we don't want to!"

It's the little things, isn't it? 

So we ate our salad watching the news. Tim dozed off on the couch and left the remote unattended, I turned on Netflix and began to watch The Zookeeper's Wife. Tim woke up at the sound of planes and bombs, and became quite caught up in the story. Although I had a vague idea of the story line, having read the book some years back, I was just as caught up in the movie. Like 'The Dig', I became mildly obsessed with separating fact from fiction, and spent a great deal of time reading, sounding a lot like my grandson, William, prefacing sentences with "Did you know..." 

We did stay up until 10. I was up at 8 after a leisurely half hour of dozing off and on, and got up to clean the kitchen, and get laundry started. It is still raining and cold and it will stay raining and cold for the rest of the day, which was a disappointment. 

The garden will be tractor tilled tomorrow. It will be cool but not raining.  I will give it a good shake up with a hand tiller and then we will get the planting done, including the passive hydroponics for the cucumbers. I'm very excited for this, and we've got two leisurely days to get it done. 

Cara and Colin have put an offer in on a house and messaged me pictures and information from the realtor site. I called them during their car ride back. It was a joy to hear the excitement in their voices and they should know by midweek whether their offer has been accepted. 

It's a quiet day at home for me, getting caught up on the things that I've fallen behind on. The job is an amazing opportunity, but I'd be a liar if I didn't admit that it makes a grueling schedule. After a year of being used to doing things on my schedule, getting things done when I got around to it, ordering my life in a way that was pleasing to me, suddenly, once again, I am struggling to keep up with it all. If I have any comfort, it is that after a year of getting things done (and keeping things done) setting things to rights is not nearly as difficult as it used to be. 

I also ended up with some kidney issues directly related to not keeping up with my water drinking. That kicked my behind for a while, but I've finally got that back on track. I have a tankard that I can fill with ice water in the morning and keep at my desk to sip on, refill it with more water at lunch time and sip on cold water all afternoon as well, so that ought to keep things at bay. 

So now you're all caught up, and it's time for me to do a bit more catching up on this house. 

I have really enjoyed reading your blogs on my breaks. I'm glad for each one of you! I think that I'd better just give up on commenting, however. Tapping things into my phone leads me to sound a bit more idiotic than usual! 

(Oh dear: the mailman's just stopped, and dropped off Miss Benson's Beetle!)


  1. I read The Zookeeper’s Wife a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Like you, I was curious about the fact and fiction part. But what a great story. I watched The Dig a couple of months ago and loved it too.

  2. I watch a lot of things like that now, with Wikipedia at the ready! Glad you're catching up on life. I felt the same way when I went back to work after lockdown -- like, how did I ever have a full-time job before?!?

  3. Thanks for the recommendation of "The Zookeeper's Wife" on Netflix. I am always looking for good programs to watch. I really enjoyed "The Dig" too so I am sure to enjoy this one.

  4. We eventually watched The Dig and loved it. I'm not sure if the Zookeeper's Wife is on our list. I will have to check and see.

  5. I am glad that you enjoyed The Dig, Ed
    I don't think I have heard one person say they didn't.


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