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It's a beautiful morning

Apologies in advance if you're going to be hearing the Rascals' version of today's post title All. Day. Long. (I hate earworms, too.)

Thankfully, the derision by the national media I expected over the spectacular primary showing by a federal inmate over a sitting President was kept to a minimum. Perhaps they realize it's politically incorrect to point out the stereotypical hillbilly mentality.

What I didn't expect was the complete dearth of opinion from the local outlets. There were no opinion pieces in the paper and the local news stations ignored the issue completely. Maybe the thinking is if they ignore it, it will go away. Somehow I think racism doesn't just "go away."

Gingerzingi, I loved your comment. (I love everyone's comments, but to read that someone thought the whole thing was a joke … ah, one can only wish it were so.)

Time to move on. Fair warning, though: As a devoted Democrat and president of the local Dem women's group, expect to see more political stuff in the next six months as Election Day draws near. (I love that I get to vote for President Obama twice!)

Yesterday was a brutal day at the garden center. It wasn't that the work was so hard – how hard is it, really, to take dozens of baby plants out of small containers and stuff them into larger ones? But it was chilly and drizzly and we didn't have many customers to break the chilly, drizzly monotony. I was exhausted when I got home, and asleep by 8 p.m. Ten hours later, I woke up, rarin' to go.

Today I will:

  • make mozzarella
  • make yogurt
  • weed part of the vegetable garden
  • weed the front landscape bed
  • plant two bleeding hearts and three more herby things
  • dig up a couple dozen poppies to sell at the garden center (the poppies have taken over my vegetable garden – they used to be a tiny border, now they're a field!)
  • do laundry (there's always laundry)

And if my husband happens to go somewhere for an hour or so, I'll take that time to mop the floors. If I mop them when he's home, he invariably needs to get something from the room with the wet floor. No matter which room it is. If he doesn't leave today, then yay! I don't have to mop! Heh.

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denise said…
Your schedule for today is more than I'm likely to get done in a month, but I did get up "early" this morning (7:30) and finish my weeding. My garden looks much neater now.

My next mission is to figure out how to get rid of the dirt in my big pot that needs to be cleansed of whatever is in the soil that supported the tomato blight of last year. Hoping I might run into the landscapers who should be working at our complex today to see if I can talk them into hauling it away...fingers crossed.

Trying to "garden" in a town home patio has its own challenges!

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Well. Well, well, well. Should this morning's scale number be divided between two weeks, or did all of it happen this past week? It's an easy number to divide, and I've been consistent for two weeks, so it should probably be split, doncha think?

That means I lost three pounds for each of the last two weeks. SIX pounds total. Excuse me, I mean
SIX!!!!!! I'm going to do everything I can to stay on track while I'm gone this week. There's little more I can promise. I'm really motivated to keep it up. The dumbbells are packed (and my luggage weighs a ton!), I'm taking a thermos of water in the car and I know where are the rest stops are between here and Nashville. I think I'll walk a bit at each of them, then walk again when I arrive at my destination. Hope to get a total of 80 minutes done by the end of the day. SIX!!!!!!