I've had such a nice morning!
The weather simply couldn't be better. It is 70° at the moment and very sunny with a slight breeze. I've already done a few loads of laundry and have bedclothes out on the line. I've run a few errands, spent some time with my dogs, and even visited with my new neighbor for a few minutes. (She had come out to play with her dogs, so we got to chatting.)
We are one week into the strike. I expect it to last at least two or three weeks before they even begin to talk again, and I won't be surprised if it isn't resolved. We knew this was a possibility, so we made sure we had some savings just for this situation. Of course, we had to dip into that savings a bit earlier in the year when the weather was bad and Thomas was off work because of that. But if we're careful we'll be fine for a while. They do have strike pay -- they'd better after all these years of paying union dues!
The biggest problem I'm having with the strike right now is trying to work Eler Beth's classes around fishing! Hah! They went fishing three days last week, they went yesterday (caught 19 bass), and today they're taking canoes to Scottsburg Reservoir to give it a try. They have a planned fishing trip on Thursday, but you never know when they might just up and decide to go on the spur of the moment (or "spare the moment" as Eler Beth once said) any day this week.
Mondays are always light on lessons anyway, simply because, you know, it's Monday! So we'll do something today, I just don't know when.
In the meantime it is such a gorgeous day that I can't really complain about anything. I have a couple cabinets in my kitchen that I'm planning on getting cleaned and rearranged, some grass to mow in the back yard, and some brush to cut up for Eler Beth's fire pit.
I have been keeping up with blogs so well these past two weeks. I'm very proud of myself. I've also culled out a few that I really hadn't gotten attached to. I'm so caught up, as a matter of fact, that I find myself feeling a bit at a loss once I've read all the new posts on my RSS feed.
So, I guess I'll close this post. I need to go eat something and get a little more work done. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!