A beautiful, warm, sunny Day Off finally! If only I hadn't needed to sleep thru most of it. The pollen is proliff- erating, n my head-aches n sinuses are getting a work-out. I can't afford the good sinus pills this week, so Benedryl will have to suffice, n it makes me too groggy.
I enjoyed a minute sitting on the deck stairs in the sunshine with Mischief this late afternoon before the insects dive-bombed. It seems all that rain for weeks has resulted in a bumper crop of stinging bugs, thick swarms of them... everywhere.
After a very down-sized errand run, I went for a walk to the D-bridge for the sunset. Tiny no-see-ems were all over me, but I managed to stand still for a couple pics, like this one. Another very pretty sunset over the M-cove. The best parts of my Day are always the free ones- The worst part is always the latest tooth-ache, plus an ear infection this week, no doubt aggrivated by pollen allergies n no good sinus pills...
I'm so glad my crazy-order work week-end is finally over! I'm pathetically exhausted. They used to hire someone to do half of the summer order increased workload, but now they expect me to happily do it all on every busy night, in the spirit of getting more done with fewer people... I'm supposed to happily run myself into the ground like this so I can't function in my free time. You know, being so grateful to even be employed n all...
So today was extremely low-key. Between feeling sickly n the current penny-pinch, I really can't do much. The only payment plan offered by the electric company was timed to be paid the same week as rent, which is currently busting my butt.
I'd like to get more done. I need to dis- assemble n wash all the indoor fans now that it's getting warm. I want to see if the old, Sears hand-power-mower for the lawn still works. All the deck flower pots need to be re-done. Weeds are filling in all the soil. Not many resident perennials have come up in the containers yet. I planted some pansy seeds late, n they haven't sprouted. I'm putting off so much. Lately it's enough just to get through laundry.
My neighbors are so so good at keeping up the constant motor-mowing. My ears can't deal with it this week tho- so I have to close the windows on it. So much motor noise. Tons more autos, boats, n motorcyles around this week as the summer weather brings down many summer folks.
Tourist time on the Cape has begun- I just hope I can keep up with it!