|Covered buttons and hand crocheted loop detail on front of gown.|
*Wedding dress is nearing completion. It will be ready for hemming after a fitting next week.
*Garden is growing; so are the weeds. So is the grass. When it was cut this time I gathered the clippings and spread them between the plants. Instant mulch/weed inhibitor.
*Retirement celebrations are behind me; ahead are days to be filled as they were today with a ten-minute wake up yoga routine, an early morning walk, hot tea sipped leisurely while lounging on the outdoor swing, eggs scrambled with fresh herbs from the patio garden, a bit of farmer's market shopping, a lot of sewing, an afternoon nap, an evening bicycle ride and a little writing time while waiting for the lightning bugs to appear.
*Friends and family from near and far sent $ that, when pooled, equalled enough to purchase a new mattress. I went today to the bed store and tried out half a dozen, flopping on them like Hugh Grant in Two Weeks Notice. When I finally found The One, I plunked down my money and made arrangements for delivery. My old mattress, almost older than I am, was carted out this afternoon. Tomorrow the new one will be delivered. My trusty futon will serve as my bed tonight. I am beside myself with excitement. I can't think of a better retirement gift!
*I found a baking potato that Bean had hidden under a chair cushion.
*Looking forward to tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow!