given the state of our physical bodies, we are working overtime to keep our spirits up and our minds distracted from our discomforts. and, you know what?, i think it's working. for my part, i sleep late every morning. i know if i stay in bed until 9 a.m. jim will come up with my coffee. so,that's just what i do.
we made some tough decisions earlier this week. we called a local lawn care company and made arrangements to have our lawn mowed for the next two months at least. we gave all of our vegetable plants to our friend sandi. along with the veggies, we also gave her some flowers i had intended to pot. we have a nice public market nearby and we love going there early on summer saturday mornings. and we tell ourselves "there's always next summer."
with all of these usual summer tasks taken care of, you can see how i dare sleep until 9. neither of us is really in a position for exercising right now either. we are disappointed as we had established a really good regimen. again, we are looking forward a few weeks when we can resume this exercise. we can, however walk along the "erie canal", just at a slower pace. you know, taking time to smell the roses as it were. all this to say we are trying to find reasons to leave the easy chairs and our books.
after jim wrapped my arm in a plastic garbage bag, i managed to take a shower and wash my hair. i needed a little help so he stood outside the shower handing me my soaped washcloth and squeezing the shampoo into my hand. all in all i think we did pretty well. okay, so my hairstyle isn't that great, but nobody ran screaming in the opposite direction as i approached them.
having accomplished that feat, we decided to venture into the outside world. our first stop was the nursing home to see florence. although florence was asleep and couldn't be awakened, the other ladies clapped and cheered (honestly, they really did) when we walked in. See, my hair couldn't have been that bad. actually, i think it was my beatles shirt.
although one of the ladies did ask "who's the guy?" he looked pretty snazzy too. whatever, i think we made their day a little brighter.
of course, we take any occasion to go out to lunch, so we went to uno's and had a really nice lunch. it was 90 degrees today and though i would normally opt to eat on the patio, today i chose the air conditioning. we had the cutest little waiter.
after lunch we did several errands, picked up a few groceries, stopped at the library to pick up the newest harlan coban book (which i'm reading first) and got home just about wine time.
laurie dropped by last evening with a casserole and a bottle of wine. jim made a great salad to finish off the meal.
speaking of laurie, i have a good pic of the two of us at the wedding that i didn't post.
so, jim has gone off to bed and i'm ready to curl up with harlan. a good end to a day full of distractions.