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So, That Funny Story I Promised??

This morning was a typical morning, but what is typical at my age? And what about that funny story I promised at the end of the last post??

Well . . . morning started as usual, up – make bed, no wait, don’t make bed cuz it’s housekeeping day. Get down the clean sheets for them to use, and head to laundry room (with dogs in tow) to put sheets in the washer. The day has begun, it’s just those things that misdirect us.

After the dog walk, and feeding them, I remember that I need to change the battery in the RING outside spotlight camera. It’s been sitting there in the charger and ready, and I’ve been getting the alerts for two days, so OK! Put the battery in my hand and head to the garage for the ladder. But the dogs are done eating so I pick up their bowls to put away ON the way to the garage. Passing the laundry room I notice the sheets are done in the wash and need to move to the dryer. Put the battery down, because who can remove sheets from the wash with a battery in your hand because like our mother’s taught us they’ll wrinkle much less in the dryer if we give them a good shake . . . right?

Shake the sheets, put in the dryer and head to the garage. I was going to the garage, right? WHY? Oh yeah, ladder. But oops, back to laundry room to get battery I’d laid down, then to garage to get ladder to go downstairs and out back to change battery. This time I put the battery in my pocket because surely I can’t mislay it if it’s in my pocket?

Laughing at myself, I think, I should share my “elder brain” morning with my blog family about how distracted I can get, it’ll be good for a laugh, but WAIT!!!! I never sent that summer report blog that I wrote several days ago and was going to send that next morning (because we’re all more awake in the morning) and I must’ve gotten distracted and . . . GRRRR!!

So the battery gets changed, I put up the ladder, go to the laptop and send the previous blog this morning, and will wait to send this new one in a few more mornings . . . IF I don’t get too distracted by (insert shrugging shoulder emoji here as you read, LOL!!!) life. BIG SIGH!!

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Been A While – – –

Howdy everyone. It’s been a while, my apologies. It’s summer and with that comes craziness. June was busy getting house ready for summer, finishing up the last of the “punch list” for the remodel but with different vendors since the original contractor entered the big black hole and disappeared. Yup, that means some things I paid for twice. But hey – – – you gotta get D-O-N-E Done!

Gardens were planted, I had my annual “discussion” with the neighborhood HOA’s irrigation guy about when I want the water turned on. The hose, liquid fertilizer and me – I’m determined!! At least there was no other snow like Memorial Day weekend. UGH!!!

June also brought joy!! I found a horse to lease and have begun riding again. Baby steps – slowly working myself back up to jumping “form” again. I kinda smile alot right now, some people here will “get it”. My family doesn’t, but it is what it is. It brings me great joy!!

July brought a trip back to the old Texas home state to babysit, then back here to the mountains to prepare for the family’s arrival. 4 extra adults, 5 extra kids 9 and under, and 2 extra dogs. We were full. The beginning of a family tradition every summer – the “gathering” in the mountains. Legos were everywhere – do not walk barefoot downstairs in the playroom, LOL!! A few disruptions, the blending of several households worth of behavior and “rules” will always bring up challenges but we all survived. Not only important for my two sons to have time to reconnect, but for cousins to “know” their cousins.

Now we’re in August – how did THAT happen?? More houseguests will arrive this month, flowers are still thriving thanks to Miracle Grow on the end of the hose spout, five new trees, one HOA (3rd annual) party in the front yard is in the books. Hiking, live music, cookouts with friends, workout classes, books and needlepoint and – let’s not forget the rebirth of the equestrian life.

I truly hope that even though you’ve not heard from me in a while, that you are also busy enjoying your summer time, your family and friends, your hobbies, your animals and most of all, yourself. And . . . can college football be too far behind???

Hugs from the mountains, y’all.

(PS – funny story, next blog . . .)