The Perfect Day!

Yesterday couldn’t have been more fabulous. A gorgeous seventy degree day, with big fluffy clouds in the sky, and a nice breeze. I took some cookies over to my mom, changed her clocks for her, played a quick game of Scrabble and finished up with a mile walk together.

Afterwards, I continued on for another three miles on my own, and breathed in the beauty around me.

When I got home, I potted a few fresh herbs. Curly leaf parsley, cilantro, and the basil plant (what was left of it) that I’ve kept in a window all winter, then did more weed whacking and some of the mowing.

And then I set out to finish clearing the last blackberry row, and it is done! Woohoo! What a job that has been. I don’t know what was worse, cutting all those horribly tangled brambles out, or then cutting them into manageable sections, bundling them, and hauling them off to the creek.

I’m trying to decide if I want to really kill myself and pull up the landscape fabric. I will never ever use that stuff anywhere again. Cardboard in the future only!

I took a break for a bit and let Siri out to play. She so loves a sunny day, but with her long coat I don’t let her out much, and never unsupervised. She found something intriguing in the irises.

After going to get my mail, when I turned around the sun was in the west, and the Cleveland pear next to the house was practically glowing.

It was a lovely a day, and when I finally went inside and poured myself a glass of wine, I sat down to catch up on Facebook, and realized how quickly my mood changed, and decided it was time to cut it out of my life. It’s been less than a month since I had to start taking blood pressure medicine, and they’ve already more than doubled my dose. Maybe this will help 🙂

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Mary Ann Kiefer

    Your day sounded wonderful. I’m so looking forward to Spring! I have a few daffodils beginning to come up and the grass is getting a green tinge. We’ve had a couple of days when the temp hit 60, but it’s currently 38 and grey.

    1. tinksquared

      I love spring, but it always makes me dread summer, which I don’t love. At all. I might even go so far as to say I enjoy spring yard work, but oh how I detest summer maintenance! Hope it warms up by you soon!

  2. Patty

    What a lovely day! I only have one blackberry bush to tame, and it’s a bear – I can’t imagine messing with as many as you do. I always look like I lost a cat fight when I finish with mine 🙂 I agree on FB – I left it a couple of months ago and my day-to-day mood is noticeably better!

    1. tinksquared

      Glad to hear that Patty, I’m hoping my mood will improve too. Is your blackberry plant thornless? All of ours are. We have several gooseberry plants that have wicked thorns, and I just refuse to pick those.

  3. Lesley Kannisto

    FB is a convenient way to keep in touch, but as long as we can still interact, I’m good with just getting your blog daily.

    When I really think about it, I have made 3-4 really good friends and really enjoy their occasional life updates. There’s a whole group of people we traveled to Alaska with in 2009 on an RV trip. It’s fun to see what they’re up to.

    I routinely delete or block politics and negativity so understand how awful that becomes. Also, Jim is elsewhere so you don’t have him there to be positive with.

    1. tinksquared

      I stopped blogging some years back because Facebook is so darn convenient. While I enjoy blogging, I’m not a blog reader because it takes so much time to track down and read blogs! On Facebook, I joined a gazillion groups and that’s mostly what I see in my feed. I know I can block, delete and filter, but the sheer hatred has permeated everything on that platform. I can walk around it, but I can still smell it.

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