I felt invigorated by my short walk in the shopping mall, yesterday afternoon, and so I suggested that Al might drop me off there to walk while he went to his favorite coffee spot (at the other side of town). Nothing strenuous, but I did spend an hour wandering, and then stopped at the fountain entrance. I bought a glass of orange juice and sat in the sun, listening to the falling water. Al found me there fifteen minutes later. When we got home and had fed Samantha, I reheated the other half of last night’s meal from Cajun Café: mushrooms, boiled vegetables and bourbon chicken.
We didn’t get to sleep until after four o’clock, this morning, and so when I woke up just before noon, I decided on a white breakfast. Sort of. I had two cold, hard-boiled eggs, a cup of plain yogurt, and … I guess it was cream with coffee. I used the last of the cream and the remainder of the Toddy coffee concentrate, and washed out the carafe so that I could decant the latest batch. I’d boiled eggs, last night, too. So many dishes need washing. And flatware. And most especially cups. I think that I must put off starting the next batch of yogurt until tomorrow afternoon, when I’ll have at least some counter space.
I guess I am working backwards, here. Last night was cold and breezy and a bit dampish(, due to rain and a cold front?). Nobody was burning or cooking anything in their back yards, there were no parties, and the air was washed clean. I spent a nice lot of time curled up in the gazebo with my e-book reader. Al built it with double-pane windows and composite flooring with open eaves, so cool air comes up through the floor and flows out just before the roof. I’ve an old swinging bench, a step stool for a foot rest, and a portable space heater I can take out there on chilly evenings (or winter afternoons, when the sun is shining). When the weather isn’t suitable for backyard activities, it’s perfect for getting away from it all. I like my gazebo.
Now, I am going to have some red and black grapes, and maybe a wee bit of the Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream. And go to bed early.