|Dad, Mom, Moi and Proud Mom of Graduate|
Sunday, I was up at 4:30 (I'm trying to squelch Scrappy's new habit of hurtling out the door barking at 4:30 - I don't believe my neighbor is an early riser), then made a batch of brownies for the barn crew, did chores and a load of laundry, then out the door for Saturday's errands. Back home a little after noon, I started on a rhubarb pie for my dinner guests. Just as I was getting ready to assemble it, Kay's husband, Nick arrived to help me put up a short piece of fencing. I raced back and forth between hayport and kitchen, dealing with the timing and temperatures on the pie. But I did manage to get the living room and dining room vacuumed, the giant dog crate out on the deck, the table cleared and set and dinner in the oven! We had a nice, leisurely dinner, after which I pawned off the left over pie and half the smoked turkey on my willing guests. I did evening chores, cleaned up the kitchen and watched an episode of The Closer on dvd.
Then it was Monday! I am taking a few days of vacation this week - weather or not (so to speak, since there is rain forecast for every day except Weds.) - which makes losing my weekend less painful. I found out last week that I had only taken half of the vacation days I am alloted last year. Since I can only carry over one week of unused time (I didn't use two weeks), I have vowed to use at least three weeks this year!
Have I mentioned my Vacation List?