Today is when I try to get last minute errands done before my left eye surgery tomorrow. I can’t wait to be able to see well. Three weeks looking at the world with such disparate eyes is getting old.
I’m going to pick up a few groceries this morning. I try to plan ahead and not be gone long due to Charlie getting upset over my leaving him.
I think he fared much better when Abi was here to keep him company. I got to thinking about it yesterday and realized that this is the first time, these months since Abi died, that Charlie has actually been alone when I’ve been gone.
I had two cats before Abi and Charlie. Then I moved here and my ex got the cats, to my dismay. But I had to follow the divorce judge’s orders to divide the pets.
Then Charlie always had Abi. Now he is alone. So no wonder it stresses him.
I went out on the patio yesterday and cut a few plants back. I told myself I wouldn’t. But then I vetoed my own ruling.
My pepper plant has gone from producing lots of green pepper plants. To producing orange peppers that then turn into red peppers.
I don’t think I’ve ever planted peppers, or not for many years anyway, so is this something they do at the end of the season?
The peppers have slowed way down in producing and growth. I do like to watch the colors changing, just as something different in the garden. A garden is made up of all nature’s seasons.
I can’t eat the peppers, I quickly learned, no matter what color they are. I’ve been giving them to the apartment manager lately, whose husband loves them.
Charlie and I had a quiet Labor Day. I didn’t go out at all. I seldom do when I think a lot of other people might be out in the stores and on the roads.
For supper I had an egg salad sandwich, a dill pickle, baked beans and chips. A simple fast to prepare meal.
And Charlie of course had his beloved egg. My goodness he gets so excited when he hears me crack the egg shell in order to peel it off.
Along with his cut up egg I give him his antibiotic squished into a chewable for joint pain, and the liver supplement the vet told me to give him.
I had been wanting to make some fabric pumpkins for fall. But I haven’t been able to see well enough to do something like that for three weeks, so probably won’t get around to it.
I was looking around here and thought: where would I put them? I don’t have a lot of surface space right now.
I don’t have a coffee table set up in the living room. I don’t like to clutter up my table where I eat. And the table at each end of the couch is pretty “spoken” for.
I have various projects I want to get started that are not fall related. It seems in recent years I have strayed from decorating seasonally as much as I once did.
I no longer like to see a lot of things gathered in one space. As I get older, it seems my views have changed in that area. I look back on old photos on my blog and see that I have all manner of decor gathered in vignettes.
I liked that look then. I don’t now.
Well, I’m off to run those errands before it heats up outside.
Are you decorating for fall?