Hey There! Good Morning!
Oh it is a rainy one out there. It started sometime overnight and I heard it raining pretty loudly at one point. I would love to just hibernate, but the kids are off for a long weekend with friends in the Poconos (thank goodness in a cabin and not in tents!!) and someone (that would be me) needs to go over to their house early to feed the Grand Kitties. When we are on cat duty we go over twice a day...so we (collective we) will go back tonight to feed again. We are just feeding through Sunday morning as Colin & Mailing will be home Sunday afternoon.
Speaking of cats...look where Mabel was yesterday while I was working.
That's a nice resting place for her...the dough bowl which was Nanno's (Fletcher's Grandmother) is filled with small pincushions that are stuffed and quite squishy. She is reaching out to the window (a rather dirty window) where there is a bird feeder. The cardinals and finches were giving her quite a bit of entertainment yesterday. They perch in the lilac just outside the window and then fly in to get some food. Right now we have peanuts in the feeder, sometimes we put sunflower seeds in it. Either way the birds are happy and Mabel is too! I just noticed this morning she is standing on the little stool in front of the window with her front paws on the windowsill. It is just barely getting light, but she is on alert!
Fletch was busy doing some garden clean-up yesterday and asked me if I wanted him to cut some rhubarb. I said sure thinking there would be a few stalks. I can't believe that he came in with so much!
I may freeze it as there is enough for two pies at least! And I've already been requested to make an apple pie, a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie for Thanksgiving...I think that's enough and no need for a rhubarb pie.
It really was a pretty day yesterday so we decided to have a fire last night.
We stood around for a bit and then once the breeze died down it was pleasant just to sit by the fire (with the breeze we had to keep moving around to avoid the smoke!). The wood was really smoky and then I realized that there was a lot of sap oozing out of the wood - it looked like melting marshmallows!
The wood was smoky but also very fragrant. Of course my hair and clothes smelled like a campfire when we came back inside. Oh well.
The only thing on my agenda today other than feeding Talbot and Marcel is a conference call at 11. My call at 10 was cancelled (YAY!!). Tomorrow after feeding the cats in the morning I'm heading over to Dee's - there is a craft show that we are going to visit. Hoping to find some good stuff!
Hoping your weekend is filled with fun and good stuff! Enjoy.