As many of you know, teaching has many rewards. However the reward I'm speaking of today is yummy, chocolatey, and I'm thinking is calorie free.....right Annette? Early this morning I began trimming my evergreen shrubs along the front walkway and did more weeding in the flower bed. It was cool with an overcast sky and I knew I could get in a good hour of outside work before heading in to the computer to work on the magazine. Gardening of any kind helps clear my mind which helps me focus better, which I need if I'm going to finish the magazine in time. Yikes! Anyway before I finished trimming the shrubs it began pouring rain and here I stood with an electric trimmer....I didn't want a Phyllis Diller hairstyle so I turned it off and headed to the porch. I stood there for a while looking out over my efforts from the past two mornings enjoying the mixed scents of Wisteria and wet earth...Ahhhhhhhhh, something very comforting about that combination. Instead of seeing the piles of trimmed evergreen droppings and dead headed flowers laying all around I saw a garden taking shape again. There's still color to enjoy such as Russian Sage, Blanket flower, Cosmos, and a few other new perennials which names escape me but I think it is time to take mom to New Buffalo for another Autumn perennial or two. Next week for sure.
I went in and dried off then toasted a bagel and poured a glass of orange juice before settling down in my comfy chair for a quick breakfast. Yes, I do eat in my living room sometimes. As you know I believe in comfort so I live in my home.....everywhere in my home. After all, I am the one who must clean it :-) After I played a few rounds of Blitz I headed upstairs to the computer hoping to finish a few more pages however my mind was everywhere else but on my work.
Last night Whirlpool had a family day where the employees invited their family to tour the facility and see exactly what they did. We stopped to pick up Megan on the way. Ed's girlfriend, and went to the event. It was nice to see where my son worked although I couldn't make heads or tails of all the electrical machines with buttons and computers and all that wiring stuff. We met his co workers and enjoyed an ice cream social before stealing him away for dinner. Like mothers do, I snapped a photo of the two of them in his car as he grinned probably thinking how lame I was to be taking a picture.
Ok, back to work!