Hello and Good Morning! TGIF!!!
Well, yesterday certainly got away from me...and was much busier in so many ways than I expected or wanted. Such is life.
I did not sleep well Wednesday night. Not at all. Just one of "those" nights. We had storms and the rain sounded nice. The thunder was in the distance and it was a bit windy. None of that really bothered me (I love hearing rain as I fall asleep), but I was just restless. In the morning I first saw this visitor:
Sorry for the crap picture, but it was the best I could get before he ran off (assuming he is a he). He was in our driveway and when I opened the door to our patio for Mabel to come in he came around to the back by the picnic table. He has a very large head and reminds me of a feral cat we had on our property years ago. That feral and his sister I named Cheech and Chong (LOL). Cheech was never that friendly, but she did give birth (in our cellar window well) to 3 gorgeous kitties - one of which was Maestro, our calico. Chong, however, was a love bug. When the ferals disappeared, I missed them. I'm curious to see if this guy above comes back and curious to find out if he has a home in the neighborhood (hoping).
The other thing I saw when I opened the patio door for Mabel was this:
Looking straight back (my target for archery is in the back). And, looking from the back towards the neighbor's house:
A big chunk of our dead tree came down - thankfully in our yard and not the neighbor's. This is the tree that my clothesline is tied to. It has been dead for a number of years. The greenery is all the massive trumpet vines encircling the tree (we joke that the vines are what are holding the tree upright). Fletcher ended up having a different day than he thought he would have. It took some time to cut up the limbs and cart stuff out to our woods.
All of this (the visitor and spotting the fallen tree limbs) was at 5 a.m. By 5:30 I had poured a cup of coffee and was busy working on my Thursday financial reports for work. I had to leave the house by 7:45 for a doctor's appointment and wanted to get the reports finished and emailed before I left. success!! And a good doctor's visit (my 6 month check up with the dermatologist - no spots of bother - yay!!).
The balance of the day was spent working (busy again) and fixing another vegan meal as Colin was coming for dinner. Mailing was busy with her work-mates again. It was very windy all day and still a little windy after dinner, but we managed to have another fire.
I was also surprisingly chilly - I wore a sweatshirt all evening! Mabel of course was around and ran up the apple tree. Once again the wrens were so busy scolding her and she talked right back to them! Here she is as she started to come down the tree. Such a pretty girl!
When we came inside, I saw this pretty moth on the kitchen wall.
I have no idea what kind it is, but the markings are so pretty. He/She is still in the same spot on the kitchen wall this morning.
This ended up being a long-winded post. I am so ready for the weekend (and Dim Sum tomorrow!!). First I need to get through 2 conference calls (one at 10 and one at 12), then my weekend can begin. Here's wishing everyone a lovely weekend - enjoy!!