A sunny Thursday morning here in Wisconsin. They say we could hit 89 today, with scattered showers possible. It was 87 yesterday and upper 80s on Tuesday but the humidity has been low, thankfully. We did have some much needed rain yesterday afternoon.
So, June 1st already. We all say it every month but once again, "June already?! Where the heck has this year gone?!" Seriously though! I've already had the first faint flickers of fall vibes, had a few brief moments of excitement thinking about this year's holiday season . . . and it's only June 1st! Or maybe, it's already June 1st? lol
I stepped away from blogging for a month. It wasn't intentional and there was nothing in particular that kept me away. The feeling just left me for a while. I think having those slight early fall/holiday vibes might be what has brought me back. It seems like the fall and holidays are the time I feel like blogging most. I also might have felt the need to come back because my brother's death has totally shook up the peaceful, content feeling I'd surprisingly managed to find during my time away. Remember before my blog break, I'd been talking here and there about 'leaving court life and living quietly in the country'? I didn't do it intentionally but I realized one day during that break that I was feeling completely relaxed and peaceful just in the boring day to day stuff. I felt no need to share every little thing, either here or in written journal. For the first time since quitting working almost four years ago, I felt okay about being home. And then that call from my sister-in-law and all the upheaval that followed for the next week or so, and it's knocked me right back into anxious mode. It will take some time to settle down again, I know.
My arm seems to be stuck at a certain point in its healing. If you remember, I fell in mid-February and cracked one of the bones in my forearm. I think there was probably also other damage, like muscle and tendons or ligaments, but I had not gone to the recommended ortho appointment. I'd thought at the time, early on, that everything was healing nicely so I didn't go. We have high deductible insurance, and I didn't want to pay for anything I didn't absolutely have to. Now I'm thinking I should have gone. I probably still can, and probably should. I've been reading online about stretching and strengthening exercises, and I've started wearing a compression sleeve to see if that helps. It definitely feels better with the sleeve on.
I've given up on my yard work goals. I'd started so good on that overgrown flower bed earlier this spring, then I don't know what happened. I think it was the mix of cold days and rain that kept me from continuing to work on it, then I just gave up. My new plan is to weed-whack it all down and spray some weed/grass killer over the whole thing. If I can get some cheap mulch I'll throw a thick layer down, and try to be on top of things next spring. I haven't even bought any potted flowers for the porch yet this year. I think it's finally going to stay warm enough though, that I'll maybe get just a couple this weekend.
Well, the morning is ticking away already. I see that the bird feeders are all empty so I should get out there and feed the demanding masses that are waiting in the nearby tree. Do blackbirds completely clean out your feeders daily?! I also have last night's dishes to do, so I will get this posted and go accomplish these great things. lol