Morning wake-up

(039:  Wildflowers along the Cuyahoga River.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

~ J. M. Power

I’m having a little trouble getting started this morning.  “Keeping going” might be more accurate.  I rolled out of bed prepared to exercise like the exercising madwoman I’ve become only to find myself spending a good 30-40 minutes cleaning up after the cats.

Don’t ask.  You don’t want to know.  Suffice it to say that Izzy and Bella are lucky I didn’t take them out and throw them both in the pond.  Since I don’t know which cat made the mess, they should both suffer for it.  Seems fair enough to me.


It’s officially summer now.  I saw a few fireflies lighting up in the wildflower meadow last night.  (Funny visual with that — picturing fireflies with cigarettes and matches, “lighting up.”)  When we lived in southern Ohio the fireflies peaked sometime around the summer solstice, millions of them flashing on and off along the riverbank.  Here they peak later in the season.  It takes a little longer to warm up in the Bogs.  I’m not in any hurry for it (the warm-up).  I’ve been enjoying the cooler-than-normal June.

The newlyweds are back from their honeymoon.  We talked with M the Younger last night.  They enjoyed Jamaica, but were getting a little bored towards the end.  They went to one of those all-inclusive resort type places where they were pretty much walled in on resort grounds for the week where they lounged on the beach, sipped on rum drinks, and went snorkling occasionally.

Sounds good to me.

The buzzer on the washer just sounded.  The first load of laundry is finished.  Time for me to get it out on the line to dry and then it’s off to the garden.  I’ve been afraid to look at what’s happening up there.  I’m pretty sure the weeds have taken over by now and finding the vegetables will be a little like looking for needles in a haystack.

6 Comments on “Morning wake-up”

  1. krebiz says:

    I’m with the newlyweds. I’d rather take the risk of just being in town than risk boredom 🙂

  2. Robin says:

    I’m probably the same, Biz, but after all the activity of the past few weeks (including that massive to-do list), a week of lounging around on the beach sipping rum drinks sounds heavenly.

  3. I had my first free day in weeks, on Sunday, it was very welcome and yet a little odd…… I’ve only ever seen glow worms in the UK, I’ve seen fireflies in Borneo, they seemed magical to me.
    A buzzer on a washing machine, I’ve never seen (or heard) one of those in the UK either; how sensible is that, it must have been designed by a women!

  4. Robin says:

    UHDD: Even though I grew up with fireflies (or lightning bugs, as we called them when I was a child), I still think they are magical.

    LOL! I have a buzzer on the washer and the dryer. It can get a little annoying at times. The dryer even has a second buzzer, in case you missed it the first time.

  5. ‘The dryer even has a second buzzer, in case you missed it the first time.’

    I take it all back, second buzzer has to be a man thing, it could buzz as long and as loud as it likes, we’re bound to be off doing something far more interesting than waiting for the laundry!

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