Today is Lily's Birthday! Nine years old! Like Biggie, who has arthritis in his hips, she too has started taking her time sitting down, so one of her presents this morning was 1/4 dose of his doggie nsaid. Later this afternoon, the real celebrating will begin with cake and ice cream. Vanilla all around.
And yesterday was another day of accomplishments! Productivity. Chores that need to be completed are getting done. One that desperately needed to be started and finished was the trimming of my holly shrub out front. I've been putting it off for so long mostly because I didn't want to stand on a ladder using the trimmer. But... now it's fully trimmed, and there are 5 bags of trimmings sitting on my front porch. Once a month the township does lawn waste pick-up, they will disappear then.
|Bet you'll never guess where I bought these bags!|
I'm almost half-way through my five-hour walk of Pompeii. One of the many things I've learned: the town wasn't completely covered by the eruption, so after it was over survivors and looters went back and broke through the roofs. They were evidently very polite, because after they'd gotten what they could, they'd paint "house dug" on the building so no one would waste their time looking for things that had already been taken.