I then spent the day working in the yard. One of the men from the church joined me. He installed gutter guards, and we cleared about 100 square feet and I planted blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry bushes. I still have to finish spreading the mulch around them. I also used landscape fabric, so hopefully I won't have to do battle with weeds.
Daughter helped by putting things away when she got home. On the way to the game, I explained what I wanted from her:
- No begging for food or souvenirs
- No hanging on me
- No jealousy if I was having fun
- No asking to leave early
I told her we'd go do something fun following her psychiatrist's appointment Wednesday if she was cooperative. She was more than cooperative-- she had a great time. She really got into the game. I enjoyed visiting with alums. I didn't know any of them prior to last night, but it was a very pleasant evening.
Today, I'm meeting Sister and Short Niece at the local zoo. I should have time to finish spreading the mulch before I meet them. I also need to do a little bit of shopping today.
Daughter has decided we should go hiking tomorrow and she wants to take PB & J sandwiches. This is something we normally do on our camping vacations. She usually complains and tells me she hates hiking and hates PB & J. I'm delighted that I'll get to go hiking. Now I just have to decide where we'll go.