How has spring been treating you? Have you had some sun and flowers and green grass? Have you had long pleasant evenings sitting on the porch with the neighbors, sipping a cool glass of something? I hope so. I have. Doesn’t it feel good?
Here’s my catch up:
The countdown to retirement is on! Still feeling a trifle ambivalent, but doing it anyway. There have been some mornings that I have felt quite resentful at having to go in. Ha! Soon. Very, very soon. In fact, it’s 25 work days (counting my work from home days). Yikes! I’d better keep scanning!
So, T and I finally cashed out our vacation fund and went to
Hawai’i. We spent a week on Maui
and had a really good time. We got along
surprisingly well! We did a few things,
but mostly hung out and relaxed. It was
very pleasant. She might have roped me
into a deal where I end up with a tattoo… I breathed a sigh of relief when all
of the clean and reputable places in Lahaina were booked up. If it happens, and I wouldn’t be adamantly
opposed to it, a small image of a sea turtle, possibly on the inside of my
calf. If it ever happens. I really wish we had seen one while we were snorkeling. We saw plenty of fish, and we saw the turtles
all the time coming up for air while grazing on the reef. And, while they were in the same area that we
were snorkeling, at the same time, we never saw one through our masks. But, we still felt like we were swimming in
their back yard.
I’m going to have to postpone my car trip. I’ve got to sort out a better vehicle. My car is a 1999 Audi. I bought it from my sister in law for $2000 a year or two ago. I’ve had to shell out for a couple of repairs, and I’m afraid there’s just a whole lot more of that in this car’s future. It’s a decent small car and I rarely drive, so it has served me well enough. I have taken it to Seattle a couple of times, but it’s had a couple of issues since then so I’m thinking that it might be just an around town car now.
my niece and I are going up for a baseball game with Zoe next week! Fun!
We are taking the train up on Friday, doing some touristy stuff in Seattle
and then taking an express bus to the east side. Zoe will pick us up and will spend the night
at her house. Then, her town is having
it’s ‘town celebration’ that weekend so we will hang out there and see what
there is to see. Saturday evening is the
baseball game – Mariners vs the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Mariners have been playing so badly!
I hope none of you saw that game we lost that was something like 10 to
So. Bad. So, yes, after the game
we’ll go back to Zoe’s, spend the night, have her take us to Seattle
the next day and take the train home. It
will be a good weekend away. T is not
coming. We’ll have to spend some time
with Z’s husband, but it’ll be fine.
I haven’t gotten any gardening done this spring. All I’ve done is pull weeds. I know that I could still put some veggies in, if I bought some starts, but I think I’ll let the garden lie fallow this year. Maybe I’ll plant a nitrogen fixing cover crop. I’ve got garlic growing, leftovers from the last harvest. I’ve got blueberries and raspberries and huckleberries and herbs. Thyme, chives, rosemary. And I’ve got two plentiful rhubarbs. But, I have a lot of empty space in my raised beds.
Hey, I actually had some other stuff to say, but I have to go over to my dad’s house. It’s Wednesday night – that’s what we do! So, I’m going to go ahead and post this nonsense, because you know how I am. If I procrastinate at all, it just doesn’t happen.
Thanks for reading, friends!