Saturday, April 18, 2009

I have a bunch of amaryllis coming in bloom, and my bird feeders remain popular. Some how I caught this bird in flight, and I'm happy that I did.




This weekend I finished up this Noro Striped Scarf, and I'm happy with it. (Granted, I won't be able to wear it for 6 - 9 months). My goal for the next month is to finish up some "UFO"s, or unfinished knitting projects. This includes 2 pairs of socks, a Noro sweater, a Quant head band and sewing up 3 sweaters that are largely completed knitting wise.

I also finished reading The Downhill Lie by Carl Hiassen, and laughed out loud. The book chronicles his return to golfing after 30 years. If you like Hiassen, and if you have ever golfed, you'll love this book. I'm also reading "Are you There, Vodka? It's me, Chelsea" by Chelsea Handler. Chelsea's book is a series of somewhat ribald short stories about her family and sexual escapades. Maybe I just have too many formerly slutty friends, who all have better stories than the ones recounted here. The book is somewhat amusing, but not laugh out loud funny.

Sam and I went for our first lengthy walk in a month yesterday. I held up better than Sam, (I pretty much had to carry her the last block home), but we both took a nice nap after lunch.

I'm dogsitting the neighbors' two rat terriers this weekend - one year old Louie, and six month old Lola, or "Monkey Girl" as I prefer to call her. Expect Sam to be in a bad mood, and me to hope that one or both of them can rid me of the one remaining rat that keeps terrorizing my back deck.

It's hotter 'n hell here in the OC today, and my car AC is largely on the fritz. Something else to add to my to do list, and asap.


6 Comments:

Blogger Auburn Kat said...

Love the flowers! Some of them are finally starting to bloom here.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Prunella Jones said...

LOL, I like the name "Monkey Girl."

10:58 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I caught a bird in flight once. Unfortunately he wasn't able to support my weight and I fell 25 feet and broke my leg.

12:27 PM  
Blogger sage said...

beautiful scarf! I haven't read Downhill Lie--but I still have 8 years to get to 30 years since giving up golf!

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