I was awoken by thunder, but I managed to sleep a little later because of the lulling steady rain. It is one of those Sundays where just puttering around is comforting. I threw a hooded jacket over my pajamas to go out and open up the chicken coop and add a little more food to their feeder. It was raining so much that even the hardy white ones weren't keen on staying outside. Only one egg so far at that point. Production is down.
I had a big coffee in my hedgehog mug and read blogs and other "newsy" items on the computer. Once husband got up, I was ready to get dressed and start puttering. I swept the wooden floors of the kitchen, den, bathroom, and hallway. It is amazing how much detritus is accumulated when you have two long haired females, one cat, and people who are going from outside to inside, or from the shop to the house.
I pulled a frozen chicken out of the small chest freezer in the mudroom. I'll make some "cheater" boxed stuffing and everything else will be from the garden: beets, green beans, maybe potatoes. I love a meal that consists of a lot of what you grow yourself.
I just got in from picking peas and beans in the now slowed down rain. I fought off the mosquitoes and was disturbed to see that many of my green beans and a lot of red lettuce had been eaten down to the point of "will it come back?" I don't think this is just a rabbit. I wonder if the groundhog is back? I don't mind sharing a bit, but someone was rather greedy! My poor waterlogged huge tomato plants are leaning again. I think I may be out of good wooden stakes. Perhaps husband can create a few more for me from some scraps. They need to be at least 4 feet high and good and pointy at one end. I use a small sledge hammer to drive them in.
I sat on the porch listening to the rain and played mindless games on my phone. Scooter-the-cat-with-no-tail came out from under the chair I was sitting on and drank rainwater that was accumulating on the deck. It's funny how you can provide clean water in a proper container and animals would rather drink from mucky puddles or some other source of water. He also enjoys rain buckets under the downspouts.
I've managed to book an appointment with "Miss Ashley" to get my hair fixed in about a week's time. I'm looking forward to that. Husband has been busy finishing the body work on daughter's new-to-her car. It is now certified and she just has to pay taxes, pay for licensing, and pay for insurance. No such thing as a cheap car! Son is embarking on the same thing, selling his used Mustang to help pay for his new-to-him truck, which needs to be certified as well. I'm so much happier that he has a good 4x4 truck for winter driving as he drives back and forth to college. It's about a three hour drive one way and I feel much better knowing he is in something safe and capable of dealing with the snow that comes off of Lake Huron.
I haven't been in the school yet. We have permission to go in as of the final week of August to try and get things ready. I'm curious to know how many families are opting for online school versus in class. I won't find out for a while still - which of course, makes getting ready even more difficult. But thinking of all of that just causes worry and stress, so I shall stop writing about that and move onto another topic.
I watched a series on Netflix called "The Stranger", adapted from a Harlan Corben book. I've never read any of his books, so didn't know what this would be like, but I really enjoyed it and tried to solve it throughout the different episodes. I got some of the clues and figured out a few things, but not others. I would recommend it for anyone needing a new series to watch. It is only one season.
That's all I have for now. Just a soggy Sunday, good for taking it easy.