Catch-Up Day

I was on the road yesterday from 8 AM to 6 PM, taking Lucy to New Hampshire for her two-week volunteer internship. She is staying with DH’s wonderful aunt and uncle for the fortnight. Lucy is passionate about government and citizenship and I hope this will be the first of many experiences she has working for the good of the country.

This morning is already warm and humid. Today there is, unbelievably, a heat index warning here in the mountains. However it is dark with gathering clouds, so perhaps it will storm and clear the air. I did not sleep last night so my energy is low.

I think I will concentrate on mucking the barn, bringing the cows in, moving and watering the sheep. Then I will catch up in the house: paying bills, filing, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, and folding laundry — all those less than exciting tasks that feel so virtuous to have done. I will haul out the window screens for the summer and put them up so we can have a cross breeze upstairs. I will fix the television for DH. Then, if it’s not raining, I can mow.

Of course if it is raining, and the drops are drumming peacefully on our metal roof, perhaps I’ll put off the indoor chores and take a nap first.

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