With Mr. Celia gone, it's true that it is quiet in the house but it takes a lot to run the house without him. Dogs need to be fed, food needs to be cooked, mail needs to be sorted and read, plants need to be watered, and the house needs to be readied for the cleaning lady. And we're having a bit of a heat wave so I'm trying to keep up with the evaporation rate in the garden as well.
At work it's the end of the fiscal year, so we are busy with justifying next year's budget plus trying to wind up projects before the end of this budget cycle. Talk about busy! It's actually hard to get things done - so many "important" interruptions. That, coupled with news of an impending reduction in force, has everyone tense and worried about proving their worth.
It's here I ready myself for the busy day. I savor this view. The hummingbird feeder attracts the current Queen of the Yard, who owns all the lemon and fuchsia blossoms in the garden and loudly chirps as she flits from flower to flower, challenging all who dare to enter her domain, even the cat. Sometimes she will deign to sip the ruby nectar from the feeder but, alas, not this morning.
That's all. Have a great day. Once more into the breach.