Thanks so much for all the nice anniversary wishes. We had a quiet day which is fine with us. It was hot. And muggy. I had a lot of work to do, so I never managed to get out and walk. Maybe early today.
So, May flew by and here is June. My guess is that soon I will be waving goodbye to June as well. Time seems to be zooming. It's Wednesday and time for linking up with Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday where we all talk about making and reading. But, my knitting looks the same as last week and my reading is pretty much the same as last week too, so I am skipping an Unraveled post. Instead there will be a miscellaneous mish-mash of things at Chez Threaded Lane today.
As we have been getting older, both Fletch and I are slower to bend over and pick up things or do things. He recently came up with a great idea for his gardening hobby. He had an auger and bought an extension to it...hooked the extension up to a power drill and voila! He can stand (or sit on a stool) put the tip of the auger in the dirt and turn the drill on. The next thing you know, he has a neat hole for planting a flower, or herb or vegetable or whatever!
The man with his tool. He loves it and he's been planting a lot!!
One thing planted the other day was some catnip under the apple tree.
At first Mabel was not that interested, but I rubbed the leaves on my fingers and then let her smell my hand and the next thing we knew she was nosing around the plant and enjoying it. My aunt used to grow catnip in her garden. She had a wooden box with a screen in place of the bottom. She would place that over her catnip and her cats would lounge on top of the screen and have catnip dreams all day long. LOL
Speaking of Mabel...yesterday afternoon I looked out and she was on the patio playing with a snake...AGAIN. That makes 4 this year so far. I was not amused or pleased. I managed to get Fletch out there and he took the snake out to our woods. He did say it was barely alive which I feel badly about...but I also don't want snakes on my patio. It's too warm to be wearing my wellies all the time!
I wrote about getting new sneakers over the weekend and both pairs have ended up being great! Since the canal path was so crowded on Sunday, I opted to walk in Oaks on Monday. There were a number of folks out and about, but it was not as busy/crazy as the canal path had been. My feet felt so great and my back was wonderful - I walked further than I have since the back issue began. On the way back to the car I spotted a blue heron (and a Canadian goose) at the edge of the dam.
That particular blue heron was a youngster I think. (I saw a HUGE one on Sunday as it flew over the water.)
Originally I thought I would go to the office today, but I'm pretty much done with work at the moment (yesterday was a bear!). Instead I think I will go for a walk early - maybe 7:30-ish or so - before the heat of the day. I may need to go in tomorrow, but I will figure that out later. I know that next week I will be going in Monday for a meeting and Tuesday we are having a "Welcome Summer BBQ" on the patio at work.
Don't forget to head over to Kat's to see what others are up to making and reading. I'll be back next weekend with knitting and reading updates.