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October Garden Work

It is not rainy nor windy today. A perfect day in October to do some speedy garden clean up. Buried my kitchen scraps – noticing the empty nut shells – which is typical this time of the year. Enjoyed the sunlight a bit while picking up fallen leaves and twigs in my vegetable patch and flower beds. Some fresh air, some sunlight, some exercise and then back to my cosy warm home.

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Autumn Trimming

I have been occupied by other priorities during the summer months. Thus, my garden is not maintained as diligently as I have done so in years past. Today, I trimmed part of the ivy hedge and tidied up the backyard. I still have a lot to do before it is winter ready. But that’s okay. Autumn gardening is fun.

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Final Load

Tonight, I machine-washed the final load of laundry which consisted of pillows (too many), a bed sheet, and some random clothing items. These are things that needed to be washed after our US trip and my parents 2-month stay with D and I. We have been back home for one and a half week now, I must say that things are pretty much back to their original state before the month of June. What an eventful year this has been, and we have yet another four months to go…

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Industrious

I got up at 7.30am this morning.

A few hours later, I have cleaned the guest room and returned it to its original state before my parents visit.

At this moment, I am cooking a pot of tomato sauce to use up all of the overripe tomatoes I got from the in-laws. After all the heavy American food and air plane food, a simple tomato pasta dish will be a perfect dinner for me.

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Before Flying Home

By midday today, our one bag is packed. It is half full.

Since D and I did not want to be cooped up in the house the last day we are here, we asked M to drive us to the town centre so that we can check it out by ourselves. Mom came along because she wanted to get out of the house as well. We were dropped off at the library, took a walk around town and ended up at Rec Bar drinking beer.

We then decided that the family (all eight of us) should have dinner at some place nice. M suggested a burger place, which turned out to be a great eating place. Everyone was happy and satisfied and we spent the evening watching tv together.

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Getting Things Done

It is Tuesday, but we are not in Belgium…

Been here for four days now. And I have done about five loads of laundry, prepared several meals, tidied up the back yard with plenty of help from D, removed a vegetable garden project no one has time for, visited an investment property, and most importantly drank some dammed good beers in the evening.

D and I deserved our beers. We got shit done!

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