Apparently, the sulfur-y rain eventually gets rid of powdery mildew. Who knew? I didn't even have to spray after this last period of south (voggy) winds, my collard greens are mildew free. Good thing I didn't rip them out.
My olive trees seem to have liked this summer and fall - they just grew a ton. A year or so ago, the sheep ate them up - call it a drastic prune. No baby olives, but maybe next year.
I got an extremely rough draft of one of my entries for National Board done, cleaned all the bathrooms, started the pizza dough rising, and got some laundry folded. I just have to pay a few bills and make the pizza, and I will actually have accomplished everything on my list today. That's amazing. I must have made a manageable list, instead of my usual, "You're dreaming, honey!" list.
After my walk/jog with my son, I got a call from the older woman up the road about walking. Thunder had rolled in, so I set a time to walk with her tomorrow. She only walks a mile, so I figure I'll walk to her house, walk with her for her mile and then go back and finish my walk, which will be cool, because it will be 7 miles instead of 6. I really ought to finish cleaning the basement for the kids' party next week. My son asked if I could just not do it and let he and his sister do the job - I think he thinks I am annoying (right on schedule, he's 15) and would rather not hear me barking orders. I said that would be fine, but I am going in if it isn't done tomorrow, because I have a work thing to do next Saturday morning, and there isn't any way I am cleaning after work any day this week. Not with my 12+ hour days.