I'm a bit groggy this morning. Yesterday I was really, really groggy! Our weather was ugly which didn't help. We had snow overnight Sunday night...then it turned to rain sometime during the night and washed all the snow away. Then mid-morning it started snowing again. Nothing much - no accumulation at all. But man! The winds have been howling all last night and still this morning.
Luckily yesterday was a holiday for work. I checked email and a few came in, but it was quiet for the most part which is good. I made split pea soup for dinner which turned out really well (left overs in both the frig and freezer!!). I took a long nap and then, finally, around 2:45 I ventured out for an eye doctor appointment.
I thought about going to the office today and then I thought better of it and booked a pedicure appointment for 11 a.m. instead. I need to run to CVS for a couple of things too. Probably tomorrow will be my office day.
At some point yesterday morning I looked out and some movement caught my eye. Mabel was outside running around but then I saw this guy:
Fletch is pretty sure it was a Cooper's Hawk. Weird to see a hawk on the ground. He/She had flown out of a tree and I assume had seen something tasty down on the earth. After a bit he flew up onto a low branch in the apple tree (closer to the house), but by the time I grabbed my phone for a picture he had flown across to one of our Rose of Sharon bushes. Again, he took off before I could get a picture. What a magnificent bird!
Mabel was fine by the way - she wandered over to the door to come in a bit later. And, a new milestone has been reached: she is sleeping on the bed without disturbing me!! She even came up and napped with me yesterday afternoon! I'm enjoying the extra warmth on the bed for sure.
Well, on to the TNT business. Stitching was accomplished this past week. First up the Adam & Eve sampler (hard to tell at this point that it is an A&E sampler, but it is).
Still working on alphabets (and, yes, there are more before I get to the meat of the sampler at the bottom). At least some green has been introduced (in the bottom horizontal dividing band). I'm still really enjoying this piece. It is relaxing and fun to stitch.
I am happy to say that A Visiting Bird now has the bird!
It is hard to get a picture that shows accurate/true colors. Here is a close up of the bird.
The beak and eye are black. The top of the bird's head and the upper wing are a very dark purple/red. The pattern refers to the color (DMC 154) as Bordeaux. This piece too continues to be a joy. There is still quite a bit to stitch on this one...but no rush...it's not a race.
Other than my pedicure and trip to CVS, I have no plans for the day. I'm hopeful that work will remain quiet. I may try to get a little laundry done. I thought that I would clean the bathrooms yesterday, but that didn't happen and my kitchen floor is still screaming to be washed, but so far that's not happening either.
Time to pour a second cup of coffee and get myself motivated to wake up! Hope your Tuesday is a good one.