and I really don’t like Monday holidays. They are OK when you are working but after you are retired they are really a pain in the wazoo. I don’t know quite how to explain it. They just mess up the whole week and I don’t like my week messed with.
It is hot and humid again, not getting below 75 degrees last night. The air conditioner is back running non-stop again. I keep it set on 78 and it rarely shuts off.
My car is mad at me. For the first time since forever it is having to endure the relentless sun and the onslaught of the birds. Speaking of birds, I see many different ones in my front yard around the huge oak tree.
I have noticed many different kinds. They seem to interact nicely with the many squirrels that live in the tree. The squirrels haven’t bothered my flowers yet as they did at home, constantly digging them up as they were burying the bounty they were storing for winter.
I watched the fireworks on the Hudson River last night. They were awesome as was the music. I also watched part of the Boston Pops 4th of July celebration. I did all of this without having to leave my easy chair.
I always thought when I was young that the 4th of July signaled that summer was on the downward swing and it would soon be autumn. I would give up tanning then as I would be brown as a berry. (I wish I had known then the dangers of tanning.) As I grow older I think that more strongly than ever. Here I don’t have any preparations to make as I anticipate the coming of autumn and then winter. I really miss having a garden and working outside.
I thoroughly enjoyed mowing the lawn and just walking across the alley to chat with my old neighbor. She has been in the nursing home for the last 3 years suffering from neuropathy. She called me a few nights ago. I marvel at how she stays so upbeat and positive about life. She has been to the Mayo Clinic for new treatments and she was so proud when she told me that she can now stand by herself for 2 and 3/4 minutes. Made me feel really small, thinking of my aches and pains.
You all have a good week. Stay safe and be happy!