Got all my hurricane prep done here yesterday ... keep in mind that we're pretty far inland and don't expect to be significantly impacted by anything buy high winds and heavy rain (if that). But, as we've learned in the past from all the lengthy power outages we've had the past couple of years: better safe than sorry. My mom used to have a plaque that said:
Be prepared! It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
I do worry for my Maine friends... the projected trajectory of Earl looks to hit them far harder than it will us. I know a couple of you are up in Maine ... keep in touch, okay?
Doing the errands did put us behind a bit, and then having agility last night meant DD didn't get her homework done. We were up until almost ten and she still had math. BUT... one of the bennies of homeschooling is she can finish this morning. I just warned her I'd wake her up a little earlier than usual.
I also got a little bit of writing done -- a VERY little bit, but it was something. And, despite being ridiculously far behind on pretty much everything, I still plan on setting the timer and writing for at least twenty mins today.
My dog is still itchy. I *thought* was giving her Benedryl, until yesterday I found the pills on the floor in various places in the house. So, I don't know whether it's helping or not. I'd decided last night to take her to the vet, because we have a long weekend coming and if she gets worse, it's a longer wait, but now, since I found out she wasn't taking the meds, I'm on the fence again. I gave her a dose last night with rolled up ham and saw it go down her gullet.
What to do? *sigh*
Today, any hurricane prep will be from here. I'm going to harvest everything I can from the garden as high winds and heavy rain is probably going to destroy plants. My squash, in a moment of irony (since I protected them against the borers successfully) have gotten a fine white coating (mold?) all over their leaves and are dying. Now, I gotta figure out how to treat THAT problem. My tomato plants are nearly by and the cucumbers are getting bottom heavy which means they're starting to try to make a lot of seeds (indicating that the plants think the growing season is pretty well over, too.
I need to cut down more perennials that are done blooming and prune some bushes. Today or wait until the weekend, which should be pleasant, cooler and sunny.
So, that's MY exciting life. Anyone doing something better? Share and let me live vicariously.
Accomplishment is in Your Big Picture
You're not sure how long it will take to get where you're going... but you'll feel amazing once you've arrived.
You've got an uphill journey ahead of you, and you can't even really see what's around the corner.
And while you have your destination in the back of your mind, you are going to enjoy every turn of this road your on.
You're gaining strength, skills, and insight as you travel. And you won't be the same person at the end of the trip.