|I love the spiral way these geraniums open, they're so pretty!|
I was tired enough that we went to bed early on Saturday but I got little rest. My constant companion these last two days and nights has been that cough. I've coughed and coughed and coughed some more. The only soreness in my throat is from coughing. This is a nasty virus that apparently has already afflicted most of the valley, we seem to be among the last to get it. You'd think it would weaken as it traveled from person to person. I'm not so sure. The only recourse is to just endure, to soldier on.
Though I hadn't the energy to walk this morning (and my mental state really misses it) I was up early. I've laundered all the tablecloths from the church (21 rounds and 2 extra longs, can really only fit 5 in the washing machine at a time though I did try six with less than optimal results, had to re-do a load), I've done the bills from Friday's paycheck, I've written several notes to people, fixed lunch for The Husband, taken care of the mail, watered the front porch geranium pot and now I'm done. I'm thinking I'll head to the recliner, read the news from the day, maybe even read a book and just relax. The vacuuming can wait.
I'm grateful today for a washing machine and dryer that work great! How lucky I feel to be able to afford quality machines so I don't have to go to the laundromat. I'm more than grateful for kind family members who give up their Saturday without complaint to pitch in and help at the funeral (it was a long hard day for them both!) I'm grateful for accomplishing enough things (and have enough stuff in the fridge to eat) that I can take the afternoon and rest. I think I could use a bit of a rest. I'm grateful for air conditioning in this heat. And I'm grateful for a recliner.