Monday, March 28, 2016

Down Time

The day after a holiday (or even company for dinner) is a day for R&R.  I give myself a pass because the dreaded dusting and other onerous housework was done in advance.  The most ambitious chore done yesterday, besides barn work, was filling the hummer feeders.  Those little guys are gathering in great numbers again and emptying all three bottles daily.  Note to self:  put sugar on the grocery list.  Bessie Anne was a happy dog; the weather was sunny and warm so we spent a lot of time outside.  As her sight dims and her hearing goes, she feels more secure if we go out together.  I should have mentioned that Bess was in 7th heaven while the boys were here.  She loves Dave and Clay, but Craig is obviously her favorite.  Deb and I are chopped liver when the boys are around, no matter how much we flatter and treat her.

Dinner last night was a ham sandwich and jelly beans.  It took me a minute to translate "bon bons haricots" on the package into "jelly beans."  I ate the green ones so I'm pretty sure I covered all the food groups.

To finish off a do-nothing day, I watched "Mr. Selfridge" on PBS.  It's the final season of this series and I've been waiting and waiting.  Having seen documentaries on this man, I know there won't be a happy ending, but he was fascinating and Jeremy Piven has been excellent.  A preview of returning and new series was shown.  Good stuff coming on PBS!

It was a good day.