*e*'s question for last week was "What is on your to-do list this week?" I ended up doing this tag twice. Late this afternoon I realized I needed to re-do it as the first version had a great concept but the way I had spaced things out was horrible and un-fixable so I did it quickly the second time around. I rather like it and it is very different than any other tag I've done. Last week and this week I've had h-u-g-e- to-do lists full of appointments to make. All that annual stuff and the kind of stuff you don't rush to the phone to do because it's frustrating, time-consuming and ultimately half of it will have to be re-done which leaves me with a feeling of futility.
I did manage to get a hold of my lawn guy today and he has promised to come and mow tomorrow. It's a jungle out there! Everything is about a month ahead of itself. The tulips are almost finished, the peonies, lilies, columbines, irises, geraniums - everything has exploded. This coming weekend is our traditional planting of annuals and I have been feeling pretty overwhelmed with the amount of yard and garden work to do. I haven't even pulled my hose out yet for heaven's sake. When I had the time a couple of weeks ago I was hesitant because we still can have frosts at night.
Riley came home from school today not feeling well at all. I was told he had thrown up twice at lunch time. What I don't understand is why the school didn't call me at lunch because I would have brought him home. Tomorrow, which was to be my last day to myself until June 1, is now likely going to be an at-home day for Riley so I'll have to work around that. I'm also toying with the idea of going up to our cottage. We closed it up early October and I really should pay a visit to see if any wildlife moved in over the winter and that before the black flies make their appearance and make the whole next month unlivable there. Last year it was squirrels, the year before was mice and termites. I just don't know if I can face it though. There is just so darn much to do here in the city. And we have a five-day trip coming up at the end of next week which always calls for more preparation. Did I mention that this coming Tuesday is also a ped day? Juggle, juggle, juggle - can you see all my balls in the air?!
And speaking of *e*, this week she has listed the seven rules of the toddler and although Riley is well past that stage it made me laugh out loud. So true, so funny, I invite you to go and have a look
December Daily – 12
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