Ok, I'm stealing the line... but that is what it has felt like today. Having worked all day on Saturday, my weekend didn't start until Sunday... and I had things to do. J17 and I ended up running a few shopping errands Sunday afternoon so I didn't get as much accomplished around the house as I would have liked. So, that left today, which was my 'day off'- hahaha. Sadly, I slept badly. A combination of an unhappy stomach (I wonder if I picked up a touch of what kept J17 home from school on Friday), a front moving in with incredible wind gusts in the middle of the night and hyperactive cats kept me from sleeping well. Fortunately, V got up to see the children off to school and I finally got some sleep between 7 and 9, although with really weird dreams...
But then it was up with a full day ahead. I did manage to get almost everything accomplished on my list and a few more. Between Sunday and today, I managed to get pretty much caught up. The one thing I didn't do was finish that baby quilt. I keep hoping that it will be rainy (as forecast) but, while cooler than it has been today (only mid 50's) the weather was fine, if windy. What have I accomplished this wacky weekend?
Sunday- got the mid-garden tilled and a rabbit fence put up. Planted peas, lettuce, carrots and kohlrabi. I harvested some more nettles and got them blanched and in the fridge for use in pasta. J17 and I did some shopping errands- some stuff for college in the fall and some more urgent needs.
Today, even with little sleep and a late start, I was in a pretty manic state in trying to getting stuff done. Today included: 5 loads of laundry, I did the dishes, made 3 batches of pasta (one for dinner, two for the freezer), one batch of sourdough crackers, made a run to the farm store for chicken feed and onion sets as well as a stop in at The Outlet (where V and I stopped on Friday to check it out- it's right down the road from the farm store) to pick up a few other things (I got 25 lbs of flour- Woot!). I managed to plant said onion sets in the garden and froze two containers of chives for the winter. I also managed to get most of my warm weather seeds started. So... I started 10 varieties of tomato, 8 kinds of peppers, eggplant and basil. I'm starting not only seeds for myself but also for the plant sale that we participate in at our church that benefits the local crisis center. I've still got a few herbs that I want/need to get started but I ran out of steam for the day.
Now, I'm about ready to crash for the night. With working last Saturday, I've got Friday off so that means that I only have to work three days this week... I could get to like that!!
Someone last week at work commented that it must be restful to have Mondays off, I laughed and told them that I work much harder on my 'days off' than I do at work. But somehow, it doesn't feel like work. Being busy at home makes me feel quite content.