1) A somewhat slower week at the office, and being caught up on paperwork when I left Friday. Monday is so much easier to face when you know that your desk isn't stacked high and waiting for you!
2) If last night was a good indication, the music festival down the road isn't going to be a noise problem. We could hear the drums as we went to sleep, and Papa Bear could hear someone singing when he walked on the deck in the wee hours to relieve leg cramps, but it was distant. Whew! I love quiet and privacy so much, especially after the noisy work week, I am glad it will continue uninterrupted!
Speaking of drums, one of my favorite memories is falling asleep to the sound of drums when I attended a Sun Dance on the Pine Ridge Reservation many years ago. We were camping out at the Sun Dance grounds, and dancing continued as we fell asleep. It is true what they say, that the drumbeat is the heartbeat of creation. I think it is the most tranquilizing sound that I know.
3) Papa Bear repairing the watering system for our two little globe willow trees, meaning he no longer has to haul buckets of water to them at the end of a long, tiring day. Just in time too, as our temps are now up in the 100 range (105 yesterday), and those little trees will need big gulps to keep them going. They have done amazingly well in the last two years since we planted them, fingers crossed! Papa Bear is a multi-talented fix-it man and has saved us a fortune with his do-it-yourself skills over the years.
4) Finding a rental cottage at Ft. Davis for the three day weekend we are taking to celebrate Papa Bear's upcoming 60th birthday in June. Ft. Davis is a small town lies at the foot of a small range of "mountains" and his wish was for a nice place to kick back, relax, and enjoy the view. There are no large hotels there and rooms are booked way in advance. We lucked out in finding a perfect little spot on the edge of town. It's about a 2-1/2 hour drive from here, which isn't too bad. We live pretty much in the middle of nowhere and he didn't want to drive a great distance for a weekend stay. This will be fun. We love little getaways. Maybe we will take in a star-gazing party at the observatory there. Turning sixty is a fun reason to celebrate, although I tease him about being married to an old man. My turn is coming up eight months after his, so I really can't say too much!
5) Our office closing early yesterday - at 1 PM, giving me time to go and get my Escape washed, it has been begging for a bath for almost two months. The only time I am usually able to go to the car wash is on Saturday, and the lines are even longer then. If I ran a business, it would always close at 1 PM on Friday, it gives a nice start to the weekend! If you haven't taken care of your business by then, it is probably something that can wait until next week. (Though I am always surprised by the number of people that call our office five minutes before closing everyday.)
6) Making it to our tiny town Post Office customer counter with just four minutes to spare to retrieve the package my son sent me. They close at 4 PM, so I am never able to go during the week. My car wash took much longer than anticipated, but now that I am done grumbling about that , I am thankful that I was done just in time to make a flying trip to the PO. The reward was sweet... a delicious box of fudge sent by my son! He ordered it from River Street Sweets - the shop we both enjoyed so much when we visited Savannah... good treat, great memories!
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