That was Terry’s question this morning, around 7:40, after I had been up for about an hour. Sleeping in until after 6:30 is not good for my timing of morning chores, but that’s another story.
“It’s Tuesday. Is that our day to run the sprinklers/” was my response.
“Yes, Tuesday and Saturday. I thought you got that straightened out last week.”
You see, we have specific days and specific times we can run the sprinklers here in drought-stricken Fresno. For the past few months, up to September 1, our days were Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, from 6 am to 9 am and again in the evening. Terry usually hand-waters in the evenings and I run the sprinklers in the morning, first thing after I get up. On September 1, our days changed to Tuesday and Saturday but I keep thinking Thursday and Saturday. Some glitch in my brain can’t get it right. And, we’re 18 days into the month!
I got my watering chores done and Terry even hand-watered since he had not done so on Saturday. We went to a party Saturday evening instead of staying home and taking care of chores.
I also did my usual set of exercises again this morning. On Saturday, after learning about the value of the exercises I do for my neck, I looked up, online, other exercises I might try. They were so easy that I could do them in the car as we traveled up the hill to the goat farm. Then I tried some more, and demonstrated them to Terry, while we had lunch at a popular local sandwich shop.
I woke up on Sunday in pain. My neck never hurts, but I had overdone the exercises and irritated the nerve endings. I remembered, too late, that I had been told 10 years ago to go easy on the exercises, not to overdo as I could irritate the nerves. Took a couple of days to calm everything down, and this morning I felt fine. Also, learned my lesson to take it easy with those exercises and continue as I had been doing for the past 10 years. Now, if I can just learn the watering schedule.