We have been having incredible weather here. Or maybe I am not using that word correctly. It's probably credible weather for this time of year. But what it really is, is wonderful. I have sat outside on the deck every day, starting on Saturday. Probably Monday was the day I sat out the least because I had a sort of spring cleaning fever. I mopped the kitchen, entryway and my bathroom and mopping is the chore I hate the most. I got a bunch of other stuff done too. So today (Tuesday), I decided I had earned a lazy sunning day. I had images in my head of spending the entire afternoon on the deck listening to the radio, drinking beer and maybe doing some crossword or sudoku puzzles. It seemed like a good plan. At one point, as I was sitting with my eyes closed, I started thinking that I should vaccum the library. Then I thought, "But the weather is so nice, I should do that when it rains." Then I thought, "I could do a blog post about rationalizing chores." Because at that moment, it seemed so obvious that I should just sit there and soak up the sun. But what happened was, I came in and cleaned out and closed up the fireplace:
I also ended up making the whole backyard area nice: tearing out all the dead stumpy stuff from the flower pots, bringing out the 3 flower pots from the garage - plants that somehow made it through the winter in there, and rearranging all the deck and patio furniture. I've always said that I was solar-powered and I maybe that's why I have trouble just sitting in the sun. It seems to give me energy and I need to move around. I did get a lot of sun and after the three prior days of already getting sun, I even used spf 30 on my knees, feet, chest, and nose today. I am loving all this sunshine (we hit 80° today) and feel so energetic, I'm going to go walk on the treadmill now.
This is my latest incarnation of what to put on pasta: