Tomorrow Rick and I are going to play at the lake for a while with some of our family, and since Rick and I haven’t been there in what seems like forever, I’m really looking forward to being on the boat again. I do need to work on my tan, I’m still looking a lot like a ghost, as a direct result of having to be inside so much over the past several months. I’m not too sure about actually getting into the lake water though, because it’s so hard for me to try to climb back into the boat without hurting myself or anyone else who’s anywhere me. Now, I have to get everything that I had planned on doing out front today and tomorrow done in one day. That shouldn’t be too difficult. I’m just finishing up my second cup of coffee and trying to decide on how I want to decorate my front patio. I have so many plants in the house that I would love to be able to have outside, so that I have something pretty to look at. Not to mention that I’m very proud of myself for not killing any of my plants. On the days that I wasn’t even thinking about watering my poor little potted plants, Rick took over their care, and he did a great job of it too. Yesterday the weather was OK, but a little too hot for me to be out for very long, however Rick had to run an errand and he left me here all alone, so I kind of lost track of how long I was actually out there pulling weeds. I did wear a hat though, so I didn’t get sun burned…just a little bit more tan. I didn’t notice until I was taking my gardening gloves off to come inside that I had developed a blister in the palm of my right hand from my favorite tiny shovel. It only hurts a tiny bit, and it was so worth it. I have a beautiful tree right in the middle of my patio, so I’ll have to ask one of my neighbors if I can borrow his tree trimmer. Once it’s trimmed up it looks like an umbrella. I’ll have to hire someone to trim the palm trees though, I don’t think that I would have much luck in climbing them. I’m pretty sure that if I ever did try, I would get about two feet off the ground and get stuck. It would make for a great photo opportunity though. Even I think it would be really funny to watch me try to climb up a palm tree. It’s been very nice here this morning, nice enough that I even had my doors and windows opened up to let some fresh air get throughout the downstairs. I wish I could keep everything open all the time. I guess in another month or so I will be able to keep it all open again, during the day anyway. There are way too many scary people in this city to be leaving windows open here at night. My neighbor has been really great about visiting with me when I’m working in the yard, and she’s really funny too, so I don’t get bored being out there. I really look forward to it very much. It just makes me feel really great to be able to do something that everyone can see, and I hope it shows that I’m concerned with how the neighborhood is kept up, and what they have to look at in our yard. I think that after I’m done with everything today, I’m really going to need that relaxing day tomorrow, to let my body recover enough to come back home and do more the next day. I’m in such a great mood today, and I’m pretty sure that it’s because I’m feeling well enough to do some things that make me feel happy and needed. It reminds me that I’m still in this broken body somewhere…sometimes I just have to look harder to find me.