Lately I’ve been more nervous than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Near as I can tell it’s because summer is almost over and much is left undone and unresolved. There’s still no word on where A3 will be attending school (starts next week) and the district office still has her file sitting on someone’s desk. Depending on where she goes, my DH may have to request to have his entire work schedule adjusted and she’s all kinds of anxious because she doesn’t know where she’ll be going or who her teacher will be. In the meantime, the summer “to-do” list remains undone. Included on it were planned trips north to visit friends, spending more time with my family and finishing up projects around the house and yard.
We had to drain our pool because the water was nasty. The small filtration systems on many of the above-ground pools are inadequate and even with extra chlorine the pool looked murky. As luck would have it, two days after we drained the pool we finally had our first (and only) day where the temperature rose above 90°F. Luckily the girls had been invited to a pool party at a friend’s house that day.
Knitting has continued, but still without enthusiasm. I finished the pair of socks and then went on to complete another square for the afghan made out of scrap sock yarn.
The plan is to make either 16 or 24 of these squares, depending on how much yarn I have. Until they’re made I won’t make a decision on how to arrange the squares. I’m torn between liking the warm or the cool as the centers. They remind me of the God’s Eyes we used to make as kids.
This weekend my DH and I also cleaned out one of the beds in our front yard. The bush had grown all kinds of crazy and out of control. It blocked the office window and there were branches even trying to grow up under the laps in the siding. Digging out the root base was a major undertaking.
The next step is to put down several layers of weed barrier and top it off with river rock. By removing the loose bark and soil under the old bushes we also eliminated one of the neighborhood toilets for every cat living within a three block radius. Hopefully the rock won’t be so inviting and they’ll start using their own yards.
Time to head outside and clean/pack up the disassembled pool. That thing is heavy, floppy and a downright pain in the arse to store. The cats are nagging to be fed too. Happy Monday everyone!