It took a while but I am finally here. We slept late because I’m not feeling all that great. Not bad but not too good either. I think it was something I ate. I was so tired last night and then I got a stomach ache. That progressed to a headache as I slept because that woke me in the wee hours. Essie got up around 5am and had to go out. I just left the door open and went back to bed. She did eat her breakfast but her tummy was really gurgling. Once I got everyone taken care of I had to fight with the internet. So 15 or so minutes later here I am.
It is the 4th of July and here in the States that is our country’s birthday. Which in turn means fireworks. I used to like them. I still enjoy the cool colors and patterns but the sound freaks my kids out. Sounds like thunder to them. What I find interesting is the batch of kids I had before them (Max, Molly, Maggie and Dante) didn’t really have any problems. I remember sitting in our backyard at our bonfire and watching as we set off fireworks from our own backyard. With all the dogs with us. I am curious as to what has changed over the years to make dogs more weary and afraid of certain sounds.
I have also got the best neighbors! If you’ve read the blog long enough you know I have made this comment before. Yesterday I managed to finally get gas for the mower. Well I got it started and then it petered out and died. I’m trying to get the damn thing running and no joy. After maybe 30 minutes or so, pissed off, I go back in the house. A few minutes later I hear a mower in our yard. My awesome neighbor across the street rode his mower over and cut our front yard for us! I thanked him profusely. He said he was paying it forward because he was going to be making a lot of noise over the next few weeks cutting all his wood down.
Once he finished I went to town out front and along the side of the house cleaning up both the yards and the gardens. I am pretty proud. Yesterday I needed to be doing something. I was very restless all day for some reason. Like I was waiting for something to happen. Today I think I will work in the backyard. I want to get the pond garden cleaned up if nothing else. I need to finish pulling the chicken wire fencing down as well. Those are the two things that need to get down outside. Inside…. there is a lot but I will settle for making puppy treats, switching out dishes, putting away laundry, and washing the bedding for us. So if I pick away at things I can get everything done. It is supposed to get up to 90F today so I will probably shower again tonight (I only shower every few days unless I work in the yard etc. and all week I have showered every day so far).
I better stop here before things get too long. And I need to get outside before it gets too hot to do anything. Cheers!