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Monday

I went to bed relatively early, and got up a bit before 10:00.

Mom and I headed out to a super-Walmart in the early afternoon.  It was a productive trip.  We stopped at Arby's for a late lunch, and then headed home.
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Sunday

I went to bed around 3:00 a.m. and woke at 7:00 a.m. for no apparent reason.  I'll probably go back to bed again soon.

Later: I went back to bed and got up in the afternoon.  It was a pretty quiet day.  I did a load of laundry and caught up with J.
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Saturday

I went to bed around 2:30 a.m.  I woke at 8:30 a.m. for no apparent reason.  I have no specific plans today, except for trying to keep warm.

I had a pretty quiet day.  I took a nap in the afternoon.  I got a load of laundry done.
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Friday

I should go to bed soon.

Later: I went to bed earlier than I have been.  I woke up at 5:30 a.m. for no apparent reason, but I stayed in bed and rested.  I got up around 7:30 a.m. or a little before, around sunrise.

Mom and I went out to Walmart and a grocery store.  It was a very successful shopping trip.
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Thursday

I went to bed around my usual time.  I woke up at 4:30 a.m. for no apparent reason.  I think I stayed up for a while and went back to bed around 6:30 a.m.  I woke up naturally around 10:30 a.m.

I had a pretty quiet day, but that was okay.  I made pancakes for dinner.
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Tuesday

I woke up early again.

We have an appointment with Dr. B. today.

Later: I was slow to get going, but we made it to see Dr. B. and get our feet taken care of.  Then we did various errands and went to a grocery store.  I was exhausted when we got home.  I eventually took a nap in the late afternoon.
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Monday

I went to bed relatively early, for me, but woke up at 5:30 a.m.  I'll go back to bed at some point.

Later: Mom and I had a productive trip to the grocery store.  We saw P. and Z.
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Sunday

I went to bed relatively early for me, I think, and then I woke up at 6:00 a.m. for no apparent reason.  I was up between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., and then went back to sleep to get the full eight hours, broken up though it was.  I'd been talking for a while about making pancakes, and Mom thought I should do that for lunch.  However, it turned out that we were almost out of regular all-purpose flour and also low on sugar.  I suggested going to the dollar store to get enough for our purposes, but we never got around to that.  Mom didn't seem to feel ambitious about going shopping on Sunday afternoon, for some reason.

I ended up going outside a couple of hours after I broke my fast.  I figured that if it was a little after 3:00 p.m., I had around an hour and a half to work on my project of cutting back iris leaves.  It was really not a nice day, but I'd put on my big coat and my leather gauntlets.  I worked on the irises in the big pot outside the back door, near the drainpipe.  I'd wrapped hardware cloth around that pot, so the leather gauntlets were a good choice for working with that.  I didn't see the tulips I'd planted there around Thanksgiving, the red-and-white parrot tulips.  I thought I had dug up all the 'Rose of May' daffodil bulbs, but I saw the tips of daffodil leaves a little above the surface of the soil in several places.  I'd put the water permeable black garden cloth, or whatever it's called, over where I'd planted the the tulip bulbs, and pinned the cloth down with rocks.

I next worked on the 'Indian Chief' iris that's in a rectangular pot by the path to the front door, and then tackled the irises in the raised bed.  It ended up that there were quite a lot of clumps of the 'Crimson King' iris.  They weren't hard to cut back, though.  I just grabbed a fan of leaves at a time and cut.  My garden scissors were very good for that task.  I nipped a finger of the leather gauntlets, and the scissors made a little slice.  Admittedly, the leather on the hands is pretty thin.  That's all the irises that I know the location of.  I planted the irises I ordered from the American Iris Society in 2019 in the vegetable garden late in the fall, when Dad was done with it.  Then I transplanted them to various places around the yard.  A good number ended up in pots.  I know where some of the ones I ordered in 2018 are.  One is right near the Judd viburnum, 'Blue Staccato' is near the front porch, just about opposite from the front door, and I already mentioned 'Indian Chief.'

The line of 2019 irises that I left at the edge of the vegetable garden were doing better than I thought.  They had dead leaves, but when I pulled off the dead leaves, cut the live leaves back, and weeded around them, I could see that they had good-sized rhizomes.
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Saturday

I should go to bed relatively soon, in an hour or two.

Later: I stayed up late watching CNN, but woke up early for no apparent reason.  I cut back the leaves of the irises that are currently living in the vegetable garden and weeded around them.  It looks much cleaner in that area now.  The rhizomes of some of the irises I got in the summer of 2020 seem to have grown bigger or multiplied.

I went around the yard and pulled plant labels that were faded.  I washed the labels and rewrote the names.  We'd called the L.s, and I was starting to put labels back where I wanted them when they got to the house.  Mrs. L. had altered a mask for Mom, so Mom could see if she liked elastic straps on it better than the cloth ties.  Also Mrs. L. brought back the book club book she'd used, since Mom had gotten a bag of the books.  This month the book was Educated.

I came back in after I did some of the labels.  We chatted for a while.  I wanted to show Mrs. L. the labels that marked where I'd planted the bulbs I got in the fall.  We walked around the yard.