While still in my nightie, I prepared a lovely dinner for later in the day -- pasta w/ chickpea salad in an orange poppy seed dressing, a potato/egg salad, and strawberry mousse. Then I changed into what I call my "Egad! You'll never get a man looking like that!" clothes. I went upstairs and put another bead of caulking around the bathtub. Then I took a night table and a full length mirror out to the back deck and primed them. Then I dragged my TV/bookcase stand from my bedroom into the spare room and painted it with oil based paint. (Blue to match my bedroom walls. I like my bookcases to blend in and sort-of become part of the walls. And I dragged it to the spare room because it was calling for rain Monday and, of course, oil paint needs lots of time to dry and cure.) Then I cleaned myself up and picked up my daughter from work. Then I put my icky clothes back on and put a coat of white on the night table and mirror. Then I once again cleaned myself up, put on some comfy clothes and did what I'd been wanting to do all summer ............
I filled a tumbler with ice, poured in an ounce of Tanquery gin, cut a generous slice of lemon, and topped it all off with lots of tonic water. I grabbed my hat and my book and spent a couple of hours here. I even fell asleep for a little while with my hat over my face.
When I was awake, and when I took my eyes off my book to take a drink; I would sit and savor the wonderful blend of flavors, the bird song, and how good my body felt resting this way. This was my view.
Ain't life grand!!