and you know what? it was fine.
I had to work and the temps were around 100 degrees and I'm not even sure what the heat index was.
The boarding kennel is full, more than full, which means little dogs in cat kennels...
It was exhausting. Lots of rowdy drooling big dogs that refused to listen
and little dogs that kept peeing on their bedding.
But actually it was a good day.
Good because although I can NOT believe the age that I am.
I'm OK with it.
I realize that it IS only a number.
because I don't feel like what I envision when I think of someone my age.
And I'm basically pretty happy.
I have a job where it's pretty much my own show.
I run it and I make sure the work gets done and I'm not micro-managed by my boss.
He lets me do my thing.
I write the schedule and if it's slow, I can leave.
Of course if someone is sick or needs the day off, I have to work it but it all evens out.
And I've been working on my Art.
The Mid-Coast Art Gallery put out a Call for Entry and...I'm going to try to get in.
I'm still working on my kid's book.
I was watching a video of Dallas Clayton the other day (LOVE HIM)
and he said he wrote his first book in a HALF HOUR!
But it took him 6 months to illustrate it.
That made me feel much better.
It took me much longer to write mine and I'm not sitting down and illustrating it full time like he was.
I'm doing it in fits and starts. Which means scribbling and crumpling up paper and tossing it.
I haven't got it right yet. But I know in my "mind" what I want it to look like.
I'll get there.
I've been working a lot inside my house, although nothing is done.
The yard, well... I'd rather not talk about THAT.
It's scary out there and Hot and Humid.
There is a battle going on out there between the flowers and the weeds
and I just go out nightly and hose them all down.
Which brings me to my raised vegetable garden.
Stuff is green and growing but I'll be lucky to have anything by Fall except for the lettuce.
THAT is looking good.
I must agree with Robin (super fabulous artist).
Next year I will just do the Farmer's Market thing and buy fresh.
And supporting local farmers, (always a good thing).
I can use all those cinder blocks that I framed the garden with to make
this cool succulent garden wall thing that I saw on Pinterest!
Oh, and that reminds me.
I went for my annual check-up.
I don't know if you remember about the last time I went in and I had lost a good amount of weight
and all I got was grief and was told that my blood-work "numbers" were too high.
Well. I had my blood-work run again and several things had dropped.
In fact the only thing that didn't go down was my weight, that of course was UP.
I had a different doctor from last time and she said I must be doing something different, maybe exercising more?
I said that I was..."active".
I'm not sure what made the numbers drop, the only thing I had been doing different was NOT dieting
and eating a bowl of ice cream every night.
So, Life is Good....
and I feel like I'm 34.