Day one of my vacation starts today!!! The sun hasn't peeked over the mountains yet. I have seven lovely days to do what I want, or at least I will try. I do have a whole laundry room filled with dirty clothes today. We trimmed trees this weekend. Sanding the white railing around the porch was started. A bit more then it will be time to paint. I worked on the rug I started.
I have been reading about how drinking raw apple cider in water has so many health benefits. I was so skeptical . I saw a bottle of it at at the store and decided that it might be interesting to try it. It sat in my cupboards for two weeks and finally I thought what the heck I will try it. I drank it in 8 ounces of filtered water for a week. I have been walking in the mornings five miles. Since I started drinking it I don't have the muscle soreness I normally have. I think the best thing I noticed that my hands aren't sore and I can hook again. My hands had got so bad I couldn't even turn a door knob. I could hardly hold a hook in my hand to make rugs. I knew I was getting Carpel Tunnel. I couldn't hardly use my mouse anymore. Yesterday, I noticed after hooking a couple hours no soreness in my hands. My mind is clearer and it is easier to wake up. But that part could be because it is vacation. I always think so much of this stuff is just in my head but my hands, that isn't. So I will keep drinking it.
The tomato/tobacco moths are hatching. It always makes me happy when they are out at twilight. They always arrive about the time the orange trees start blooming. I love to walk out to the orange trees and watch as the dusty millers are hatching too and the trees will be full of moths. These are the only big moths that we have around here. I think that I like the giant moths more than I like butterflies. The ground has to be warm for them to start coming out of their pupae cases. In the afternoons the June bugs are flying around. Not really flying sort of bumbling around. It is early for them. Most of the time it is around May. I have seen lots of them already. When the big moths hatch, I can always imagine that they really are fairies in disguise. If I sit very quietly they will take the little striped coat off and there will be a tiny, little fairy in golden clothes, with a tiny crown upon a little head.
So it is a nice Monday, filled with dreams and sunshine and promise. The dew is heavy upon the grass. The earth is warm and waiting for seeds. The trees are filled with tiny little fruit. Last night I saw little tiny cherries hardly bigger than the head of a pin.The trees in the back yard are filled with tiny little leaves that look like lace. I hope your Monday is nice too.
Oh, I was supposed to do a give a way for March. I have to postpone any more giveaways until after May, and possibly June. There just isn't room right now for one more thing. I have stuff piled every where waiting to be turned into flower arrangements, and lights and you just have no idea. It is really hard for me to be creative when I am living in a state of chaos in the house. :)We have seven weeks left.