Today was a nice day, pretty laid back. I had picked some flowers yesterday, ahead of the rain expected today (see above – and I’ve now learned why Solomon’s Seal is not used in bouquets, it wilts rapidly). Our daughter texted me to ask if her brother had remembered to get the Mother’s Day present that they had talked about sharing – and he had completely forgotten, no doubt due to prom planning – and so I went out and bought myself the eyeliner she had picked out for me.
Spent the day digging (happily) in the garden. Tonight I decided to make cookies so my son would have some for lunch this week. I also remembered that I owed treats to a friend who gave me a plate of brownies at Thanksgiving (yes, Thanksgiving). I had intended to return the plate with cookies or brownies on it, I think that’s the way it’s supposed to go, you aren’t supposed to return an empty dish. That isn’t something I picked up from Martha but I bet she agrees.
We don’t have any birdbaths. Yesterday I read about a bird that eats its weight in mosquitos (daily!) and thought about getting the specific birdhouse it requires. If I do that, maybe I’ll also become the kind of person who has birdbaths, and birdfeeders. It’s a whole thing I think. I did not do this. I should do this. I know that the only really clean baseboards in the house are in the bathrooms, and that’s because every time I wash those floors I wipe down the baseboards.
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Selecting a term
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