January is fast approaching. One thing I know that I need to do is start some new routines.
Furgus is helping with that, he gets up at dawn and wakes me up too. He sleeps in my bedroom next to my bed, he’s just big enough to reach the edge of the mattress when he stands on his hind legs. Every morning I walk him for half an hour, my plan is to add an evening walk to our routine too. He is very energetic, attacking leaves in the garden, and demanding that I toss his toys for him to fetch. Not that he brings them back to me, he likes to taunt me, trying to get me to chase him. My solution has been to toss another toy, sometimes he doesn’t drop the first toy which stymies him, but usually he abandons the bird in the hand to go after the one in the bush.
Duke used to wake up early, he would brew up some espresso and bring me coffee every morning in bed. Lately, I’ve been drinking Nescafe. Just to change things up, when this jar is finished, I’ll switch to making coffee in the French press. Someday, I will probably go back to espresso but not yet.
Then there is kitchen cleanup, I cooked, Duke did the dishes, now I do both. Unfortunately, I have gotten out of the habit of cleaning up as I go. Nothing is more depressing than having to clean up the kitchen before you can start cooking. So doing dishes every night is on the agenda too.
The biggest thing on my to-do list is selling this house. We have talked about it off and on for years. It’s the largest house that I have ever owned and it’s really too big for one person. I want to downsize and move into a smaller place. The plan is to start getting rid of things, so the house can be ready to put on the market in August. I really love our house, we’ve lived here for ten years. The neighborhood is wonderful.