Speaking of getting out of bed, Tillie, I've finally resumed making the bed. I'd made my bed every day since I was old enough to start. Once Matt passed, I stopped. It's been 8 months, and I'm trying really hard to make that darn bed every morning, once again. Of all the crazy things...
I just finished a week of Camp Grandma. I had two of the grands, 8 and 10, for a week, and it was wonderful. They are old enough that they can entertain themselves for periods of time, and old enough that we spent a lot of time out on the water. I found that if we got out early and played until about 2, then came in for lunch, everyone would chill with electronics while granny napped during the hottest part of the day. Then we went back out one the water at a time that they are usually showering and heading for bed (when their parents are here maintaining a schedule). It was lovely.
I saw my PCP today and she said I looked like I'd lost weight. Nope, it's just the tan, but it felt good to here her ask!
My project this week---the big round tiled table on the back deck. The tiles were coming off, so I striped them all of and cleaned it up. My son suggested using left over decking boards (vinyl wrapped composite) for the new top. What a great idea....much easier than retiling (which my research indicated would require plywood, backer board, and then tile). The new deck is finishing up this week, and there are enough scraps left over to do the job. I'm feeling delightfully frugal.
In other good news, I have a circle of lady friends who are gathering on Tuesdays and Fridays for drinks and chats. The group has grown from three to 5 or 6, depending on the day. We are even going to open Fridays up to spouses. Of this group, I am a widow, another is single, two have husbands they expect to outlive, and one's husband is home two weeks and then gone for work two weeks. One's husband appears both healthy and retired. It is a wonderful group, and I do not feel along out here in the sticks!
Sad news...I do have those days, and tomorrow is our anniversary. I have no specific plans, but I think I'll make sure to get up and out of the house. I can't deal with another day like the 4th of July again this soon. Since tomorrow is Tuesday, I have a standing date with the girls at 3. Coffee with my friend next door in the morning. I just need to fill in the hours between.