I was surprised to find something in the mail from my mom today: a month's-worth of Sunday comics! Oh, she's wonderful.
We had our weekly phone chat today as well, mostly talking about things we'll be doing on her visit. I can't believe it's less than two weeks off!
My favorite 'chore' is sweeping the sidewalk. Of course, it has to be dry and still out, trying to sweep when it's wet or windy is an exercise in futility. It's just nice--it's rewarding to get all the fallen leaves, twigs, seeds, spent flowers, etc off the sidewalk, it's relaxing, and yet it's exercise at the same time. Besides, I lifted one of my planters and disrupted the Midwestern Convention of Isopods and Assorted Beetles. How those little guys did scamper!