Cooking therapy – This week I needed therapy. I made a few dishes that take more than four ingredients. I also ordered take-out. Everything in balance. I really need to make my scratch pizza again! Yum! Therapy in action.
You can do it, you can do it! – I haven’t yet winterized the pond. I can’t get my motor running on outdoor fall projects. I need a new battery for my body. The fish and frogs are happy because when I get in there, I will cut off the lily pads and trim back all the underwater plants. It takes away the cover that protects them from the local heron. I rig up a piece of chicken wire that will cover a small portion in the middle. Just enough so the heron can’t walk in or fish from the sides but not enough to limit the frogs from getting their bugs on the banks. The fish have some nice hidey holes to keep safe. I could use a hidey hole for myself sometimes.
No snakes please –This past spring when I cleaned the it there were two snakes enjoying the pond. I don’t like being in the pond with them. It’s like finding spiders when you are naked in the shower. They were harmless garter snakes but I have a phobia about them. I credit that to my upbringing with the nuns in school. Snakes are a bad omen – Garden of Eden and all that. I wonder if they had babies in there.
Time for another cleanout – I’ve been going through my clothes (again) to see what I can donate. It’s harder this year as I haven’t gone anywhere worth dressing up. I have a few worn out tee shirts that will go to the trash bin but I’m struggling with the rest. Anything that is uncomfortable hit the road immediately so I’m down to stuff that I like and fits. Maybe I’ll do a light once over for this year.
Some necessary retail therapy – My increased walking routine wears out sneakers. I rarely wear out shoes and sneakers take a few years but my beloved sneakers from last fall have an air conditioning hole at the toe. I bought two new pair and immediately took one back. I have narrow heels so the fit wasn’t right and my foot was slipping. When I took them back I did a walk-through (always a back idea at animal shelters and shoe stores) and picked up a pair of Merrells. They are often too wide for me but these were perfect. The colors are fun too – bright pink and a gray/brown taupe (prettier than they sound). Win-win (and I didn’t bring home another cat!).
So how was your week?