TGIF, right? I wish I could say I am in weekend mode, but not yet...I have two scheduled conference calls which have not been cancelled (yet). I did not think the air was too bad late yesterday, so I sat on the patio with a glass of wine. Fletch only came out to water the garden, and he wore a mask. Our neighbor Rob was mowing his lawn and also wearing a mask. I sure hope this ends soon.
I don't like the pickled watermelon rind at all. The mix of ingredients just tastes off to me. I may try again, or I may just order some (hello my friend Amazon). Fletch has yet to try any - if he likes them they will stay, if not, they will be tossed into the compost.
Our apple tree is really loaded with apples this year. As usual, a number of them are falling (or have already fallen) off the tree. This is common. And it brings this guy in:
The deer have been coming in to chow down on the apples. Good thing - you could twist an ankle stepping on one in the yard. I walk out to the garden to gather lettuce and parsley with my head down so I can see where I am stepping.
Then we have this sweet girl sharpening her claws.
Trust me, her claws are plenty sharp, but she does not think so. Yesterday she was "playing" (or tormenting) a little mouse or vole or mole under the picnic table. But later I found a dead robin on the ground. I scolded her and spoke harshly, but it doesn't seem to do any good.
The purple yarn for the Abstract Leaves Cowl may be speaking to me...I knit a few rows last night and once again ended up with the wrong number of stitches (one too many). I tinked back and will look later today to see how it is (and if I now have the correct number of stitches). If not, that will most likely be completely unraveled and I will need to come up with another idea for that yarn. Maybe another Hitchhiker? That would be pretty. Maybe with eyelets (like the green) and a few well placed beads? Leslie might like that. Hhhmmmmm - something to think about.
Meanwhile, time to get going! I need to slurp down more caffeine and let the day begin. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!