I do that all the time! My daughter picked up an India travel book from the library yesterday so I’ve spent all morning reading that! I have my Italy Le Marche book that I’ve been going through highlighting and marking pages for some of our day trips and I’ve still got a ton of pages to go through….lots to see and do there!!
The Italy/France trip is all in order (other than the reading bit). Everything thing I NEED I have just the packing to be done. Some of our train tickets are not e-tickets and had to be mailed to me……the biggest challenge now is remembering to take them. I’ve told Brenda to put them on her packing list with a note to call me the night before we leave.
India sounds amazing! A cultural smorgasbord for your senses….most good but some will definitely be interesting and even shocking regardless of how much you read about it. But that trip is over 9 months away and I need to stay focused on the one coming up!
Gardening…..very difficult to do with the weather we’ve been having. A couple of nice days then back to rain….even a thunderstorm or two with hail! My neighbor is a landscaper…..lucky me! I asked if he ever had azalea or rhodo bushes that were getting ripped out when people were re-landscaping. Yes!! A lot apparently. That is what I’ve decided to put around the patio under my deck. I’ve given up trying to get grass to grow there and even if it did, it’s a bit of a pain for the grass guy to cut that strip. Rhodos like shade, which is all it gets down there and the best part is that nothing really grows underneath them so I can just get a load of mulch and hopefully that is it! He said they were big…..I hope not too big that I can’t deal with them….maybe, just maybe if I’m lucky and because he’s such a good guy they’ll just appear there one day….planted and everything! I can only hope! Otherwise it’s a big job for me to get them planted….the digging for one thing…not hard but a bit rough on the back and of course if they’re big they might be heavy and awkward to work with but I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth!! I’ll take whatever he gets.
Tonight I’m off to one of the “old” girlfriends for birthday dinners. This time it’s the guys….a couple of husbands turning/turned 65!! I’m taking an appy this time. Last time I tried my hand at a dairy/gluten free dessert….tasted good but looked like hell. I had planned to make this spiffy turkey lettuce wrap thing…..instead of lettuce you just put the stuffing on top of cucumber slices…..but changed my mind. Guacamole it is….with corn tortilla chips and just to be safe rice crackers, which I know are gluten free for sure.
Next week I’m off to Sechelt for a few days……I probably shouldn’t be going because there is so much I could be doing around here but it’s always fun visiting them and I probably won’t seem for a couple of months now because of my holiday and theirs in July.
I just wish our summer weather would get here…..try as I might not too, I just find it brings me down. Sun does amazing things to your head. It’s nice and bright and just seems to give you so much more energy. I really have to push myself these days to get stuff accomplished. I get up and have all these plans that never end up happening. I get sidetracked or just feel so blah and not motivated to even start. I make my lists as usual, which would normally give me encouragement, especially when I can tick something off, but lately even those aren’t working so good……I’ve got to snap out of this sooner than later because it annoys me but I don’t have the willpower to do anything about it…..at the end of the day when I’ve accomplished NOTHING, I get angry with myself…..it’s a no win situation!! This is when you really need someone to get you going…..give you that extra little push….or start to do whatever needs doing because, for me at least, it was always that guilt thing that kicked in….if he’s working on that (usually one of things on my list….) I’d better get my ass in gear too! Thought I’d sort of gotten over this stumbling block but obviously still have a few issues…..I’ll get over it or through it eventually!