The short answer: Buying things for the yard. (And working in it, too, but mostly buying things.)

Mr. Isbell expanded the front stoop into a patio and I bought some chairs:
(And a new hose! and hose storage!)

And I bought a lot of marigolds and potting soil:

I did finally get the yellow dot fabric from two weeks ago cut out last night, but someone decided to impede progress as much as he could:
Look at that stubborn face. He wasn’t about to move.