31-Day Challenge: Day 6

It’s an absolutely glorious morning here. The sun is shining, a light breeze is blowing, the cats are happily coming in and out of their balcony patio, and I’m debating what task should be tackled first.

The original plan for this weekend was to perhaps head to the StijlMarkt with a friend, and meet up with the Villagers in Nürnberg later in the day, but since we figured out it’s the Blaue Nacht tonight, it’s best to stick around here. It’s a cool event, but on a day like today the whole city is going to be jam-packed. Instead, the Villagers are going to come here to grill in the evening and spend the night at our place.

They are decidedly not difficult guests, but we do have to clean up a bit, and we should probably try to do the same in the garden. The grass was long when we grilled last weekend and then it rained the whole week… We’re pretty much at the critical point in the spring where if we don’t start cutting things back we’ll be screwed for the rest of the summer. The garden bed also has to be cleaned out before next week, as the Gardener is having their annual Open House event, and we’ll be loading up on veggies I’m sure.

If we want to grill today, I’ll also have to do a store run, but luckily the Villagers are eating vegetarian at the moment so I can avoid the meat counter all together. If you ever want to buy meat on a nice day in a German village, you can pretty much guarantee at least a 10-minute wait in that line. Grill parties for everyone!

But for now I sit and lounge. I do love the luxury of a good, slow, Saturday morning. Making a cup of coffee, wandering around the house, figuring out what we need from the store… so much better than the weekday morning sprints from bed to shower to train. Now the only difficult job is getting myself moving in a more productive direction and deciding if there is time for a forest and field walk today. Right now I’m thinking there isn’t, but it sounds so much more appealing than clearing out the garden or scraping the paving stones. Decisions, decisions.

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Editor’s Note: This is part of a 31-day challenge series for the month of May, in which I aim to spend at least 15 minutes writing about whatever strikes my fancy. Results may vary.

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