I got my exercises done while Tom read the paper. We did a little Monday housework. Tom does bathrooms, I dusted a bit and put a few things away. While Tom vacuumed the traffic areas, I dumped all the old flower arrangements and picked new ones. The dahlias, zinnias, marigolds, and asters are still producing abundant color.
Lunch was late, long, lazy, and on the patio.
I got the laundry finished and folded while Tom mowed the lawn. I spent time on the computer sorting photos and preparing posts.
After a light dinner that included lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, we went for a short walk in the neighborhood.
The sun was low when we arrived at the neighborhood park
A wonderful old pyracantha bush was loaded with orange berries.
Everything is so dry, and leaves are turning brown early.
The setting sun gave us a farewell wave to summer vacations.
With big changes in the state funding of public schools this year, including money for teacher pay increases, many districts will not be starting on time this week, as teachers are on strike, having to bargain with district administration and school boards for their raises. Hopefully settlements will be reached soon. Our district, where Jill and the grand kids go to school, has settled and will be starting Wednesday.
I am usually melancholy on Labor Day, seeing it as the end of summer and freedom, but finally this year, 13 years after I retired, I think I am getting over that. We have things planned and our summer continues.
Now as I click the "Publish" button, it is Wednesday. The weather is great, sky a clear blue, and we are settled into our September lazy days. Life is good. Just don't dwell on the news.