I had a great time with Mom, though it was also really good to hang out with just my sister and do girly things too. And eat out. And go the mall. And stay up way too late drinking wine and laughing our heads off.
After my sister left to drive home on Monday, I had a house full of men washing all the windows, inside and out, including the skylights so there were even guys up on the roof. "It's raining men," (hallelujah) kept running through my head the whole time the crew were here. It's great to have all the windows shiny and clean...even better that I didn't have to climb a 30-ft ladder or get on the roof myself.
The window cleaning started the week and things just got more busy as the days went on with appointments and errands and chores. Every night I'd sit at the laptop, my mind whirling from all the stuff I'd done that day and what had to be done the next, so rather than write, all I could do was sigh and shut the machine off.
I know things have become too fraught when I haven't read a book in over two weeks. But now, at last, it's Sunday afternoon and I'm caught up with so many things I can hardly believe later today I'll actually be able to sit down and read.
Yesterday, the last of the gardening work was finished. I'm set for the Summer--only the lawn to mow each week, and the backyard pots and containers to water--which is a great feeling especially after all the work I've done to get to this point.
I took some shots yesterday of my begonia, columbine and iris blooms. I might not like the scorching heat of the impending Summer, but I do love the colors and beauty of the flowers that bask in the sunshine...
It will be good to get back to a more regular and reasonable schedule again. I miss my walks with the boys, so have started a new exercise regime. I'm calling it Joyful Dancing. I have dozens of SiriusXM radio channels on my TV, so I picked one that plays Jukebox Gold...and I dance to 70s and 80s tunes.
The dancing--and the idea--started on Friday when I wanted to listen to some music while I was working. I picked a station, but before I could get back to work, the first song had me dancing around the house, then the second one was a great dance song too and before I knew it, I'd danced about eight in a row and was breathless and sweaty from the workout. Well then. Who needs an exercise machine or a gym? I've got music, rhythm, and my feet.
So, I dance for a solid half an hour, flying around the house doing hardcore twisting and turning, wiggling and shaking. It's been really fun, though Saturday morning after my first "session" on Friday, I was so stiff, I crawled out of bed moaning and groaning.
Still. I love to dance and can't think of a better way to exercise, even if it hurts.
I expect to post the next installment of the story this coming week. I've let it languish for well over a month now, leaving Mitch and Kate in a dicey predicament. They've been banging and shouting in my head a lot lately, so unless I want Ace to use me as his personal chew toy, I have to get back into the plot soon.
Okay, now Joe Walsh is singing "All Night Long" and I've gotta get dancing. So, come on, peeps, get your feet moving and join me...it will make you smile...really.