This morning, I woke up really early and decided to tackle an outside project while the day was still cool. I headed off to Home Depot, glad for its 6 a.m. opening time, and was one of the few customers not driving a pickup truck or wearing a shirt with a contractor's logo on it.
The sidewalk in front of our house is (now was) bordered on either side with wood mulch -- a real pain to mow next to, not to mention all the wood chips that end up in the grass or on the sidewalk. So, we've taken up the mulch and today I put down topsoil and some grass seed. I realize that this isn't the best season to start grass, but you do what you can.
Then, I went to get my hair cut at one of those inexpensive walk-in salons. The young woman who cut my hair was so sweet. At first, I wondered if I should be worried. My normal person was off for the day, and this woman had a colorful personal style. The small shaved patch of hair on one side of her head was dyed blonde. The rest of her hair was long and jet black. Her fingernails were long and painted in various graphic designs, and she had some pretty, floral tattoos. I felt almost Amish beside her, and I wondered if we would both have the same "vision" for my hairstyle. She gave me a great haircut.
Then, I met a friend for lunch at Applebee's. We both had strawberry-avocado salad.
After that, I went to Michael's where all the 4th of July stuff is 50% off. Score! I bought a few things to decorate the tables on Friday. I followed this up with a trip to the grocery store for hamburger meat and buns and deli macaroni salad. Which we (Dan, Luke and I) had for supper on the back porch.
I realize this post is about as interesting as watching grass grow. Which brings me back to where I started.