As for my mental exercise, I brought up a photo I'd taken some time ago of a woodpecker at the bird feeder and did a quick sketch. He is a red bellied woodpecker, although the read is on top of his head and around back to the nape of his neck. I think I made his body too squat as he looks longer and thinner in the original photo, but so it goes. This is my mental exercise. I suppose my hard crossword puzzles and my reading count as well.
I believe Miss P is getting her braces on today and she and little sis, M, will be spending the night tonight. I think I will try to do some sketching this afternoon as I'm never quite sure what the girls will like to do. While Miss M is pretty predictable (she likes to play hangman on my computer - with my help, and loves to put together jigsaw puzzles - also with my help), Miss P can sometimes be a surprise. She may have a good book to read, or some game to play on her iPod touch, or she may want to play board games or do some art. Who knows? I always try to accommodate them as they are so much fun to interact and I feel that if I don't actively engage with them (not every minute, mind you), then I am just a babysitter and Lord knows, I don't want to be that.
I took a nap after taking some Ibuprofen yesterday afternoon and was awakened a couple of hours later by the hubster telling me that dinner was ready. I had a lovely baked salmon filet, along with a side salad with tomatoes, avocado and dried cherries and 1/2 a baked sweet potato. A delicious dinner indeed.
Right now I am going to go thaw a bit of blueberries and strawberries and have a bowl of cereal to get this started. I truly hope you are well and are finding time for yourself and your loved ones.