Since I am now in my seasonal up-real-early-for-no-apparent-reason state, I do some of my best thinking before I venture out of bed. Lovey is very relieved to know that she does NOT have to get up, too, and burrows blissfully under her fleece blanket for another two hours. I, meantime, have a giant cup of coffee, check my email - just in case something really important has happened in the wee, dark hours - and knit. I like my morning routine, especially on the weekends.
Saturday morning, after plotting out my day from sun-up to sun-set, I made my coffee and tottered to my chair, where I wedged in besides Slimbo and opened my email. It was then that my plans disappeared into the ether. I had been sending out feelers to volunteer as a foster home for any dogs that met our criteria (older, male - preferably, although we may be open on that item - non-aggressive, good with cats and all things living). With such a huge influx of dogs and cats coming into our area from Houston and Florida, we wanted to help. Due to the limits of both space and layout, my house cannot safely quarantine a dog, so mostly, we were not suitable. Then, this. Meet Peanut Butter.
|I see impending foster failure, don't you?|
|What?! What kind of name is that? Send it back!|
|Foster brothers are exhausting.|
|I better still be in Heaven when |
I wake up - with my bone.
While they were sleeping, I snuck off to Marianne's to deliver her weekly eggs and get my swag in return.
|Zucchini, cukes, mushrooms, tomatoes,|
kohlrabi and apples (not pictured)
|They don't call it an Oxheart tomato|
Sunday was cleaning and I decided to tackle two crafty-type things that I have been skirting for months - decorating a little footstool and framing these:
Way back, long, long (looooooong) ago, when I was little, my Uncle Jimmy was in the Army, in South Korea. When he came back, he brought three little Korean outfits for his three little nieces. Believe it or not, I still have mine. I had always wanted to mount and display the outfit - shoes and all - in a box frame. This never happened, as I would have to have it custom-made and it would cost a fortune. But I did find a small box frame and intended to at least frame the shoes. They sort of look like something you'd find in an ancient tomb don't they? Unfortunately, the frame is not deep enough and I don't want to apply pressure to the shoes, as they will disintegrate. I am on to Plan B, whatever that may be. Also, frustratingly, my intention of completing my little step-stool project was also flummoxed when I could not find my paint pen! Curses. Not to worry, I have at least seven other projects in the works...
Claire's Corner - KYMBER!
Chicken Saddles - KAY SAYLOR!
Raw Energy - AMBER RAVIS!
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