Good Morning -
NSIME - We used to get two (different) local newspapers delivered to us. Not any more. Although we paid for the service, if it snowed or rained too hard, we wouldn't get delivery on those days. It was very frustrating. But thanks to the internet, I can read those same news-"papers" on-line. Actually, the only on-line news-"paper" that I subscribe to, now, is the New York Times. I can get the local news by watching television.
BCgradnurse - Getting take-out "lobstah rolls" and "Clam Chowdah" near an ocean front sounds like a WONDERFUL way to recharge and adjust the state of mind!! We can purchase lobster rolls at our local grocery store, in the middle of the Berkshires, and often do this during the summertime. It tastes wonderful, of course. But it just ain't the same. Gotta have the sea-side seating with the look, sound and smell of the ocean, with its gentle wind and sound of the waves hitting the shore-line, to complete the ambiance. Nice to read that you were able to visit your Mom, even though it was via "Physical Distancing". Also, Happy Birthday to your DD!
Joe - Seems like the new bike rack is working out as intended, and that you were able to take a long bike ride, yesterday. I'm sure that you'll enjoy the "bounty of your baking"! Freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies sound delicious!
Well. . . So it begins. . . .
What does Rain + Sunshine + Warmer Weather = ___(equal)___???
The answer??!!?? MOWING!
I recently woke up to the sound of our electric weed-waker. Amy was trimming the edges of the gardens, walk-ways, and around our home. Almost immediately afterward, as I was pouring my First Coffee, I heard the sound of our Lawn Mower!! Is it that time of year. . . ALREADY??!!??!!
(Heavy, heavy sigh. . . . )
Normally, I do all of the mowing. Apparently, Amy wanted to get the process started. Since Amy has been furloughed, she's been going "crazy" with the cleaning, and the gardening, and the job-hunting. We have a really clean house (which includes a new video-recording room, which is Very Cool!). Amy's gardens look well-groomed with the promise of young flowers and rose bushes to bloom. And now?? The lawn is gonna look nice! Again! Don't get me wrong. I have no issues with Amy mowing the lawn. BUT, she really is only capable of getting the easy flat parts of the lawn. There are many sloped and steep curves to our lawn that she is physically unable to mow. It's dangerous! So, I will do those parts of the lawn. It's a good work-out, actually. But I can feel the muscles ache afterwards. The lawn does look nice after its mowed, though. I love our home. We're both happy to have taken our house and property off the market (and refinance our mortgage instead). But the mowing. . . It's a ball-breaker. So. It begins. Again.
Work, last night, was "Q", thank goodness. I'm off from work tonight and tomorrow night.
Well. . . better get dressed up and ready for the work-out. (It does look like rain, though. Come On, Rain!!!)