|The Pergola has Re-Risen!|
Saturday was a glorious day - sun, soft breezes. Sunday was its polar opposite - cold, dank, dreary, grey, constant drizzle and downright rain all day long. This was the day the pergola went up! I had my mother for an overnight stay, Saturday into Sunday. It is so nice to spend one-on-one time with her and it gives her a break from Dad. Following our usual schedule for these things, I went up for lunch, popped her in the car and drove her to my neighbor's, who is also her bestie. There they could visit, undisturbed, while I zipped home and picked up Layla and drove to her first adoption clinic. We discovered - ahem - that Layla gets car sick. Sigh. She was a big hit and stirred up some interest, so we might be getting a call soon for her to go out on trial. Poor girl had a completely empty tummy for her trip back. I tucked her into her bed to recover, then retrieved my mother and we settled in for a chat and dinner. She spent most of her time firmly wedged between Mr. Butters and Layla, with Lovey trying to vie for her attention, too. Good thing she likes dogs! Mr. Butters feels the need to show off for visitors - flinging himself about, ferociously dealing with dog toys and sofa cushions. Then, Lovey and Butters staged an epic (and hysterical) wrestling match for our entertainment.
Sunday morning, we headed for the Firehouse Breakfast and she met the Breakfast Club boys and I got hugged more than I have in the last fifteen years. Whoa. I think they missed me and my genuine maple syrup! I dropped her at home, then headed to M's farm, where I put in an abbreviated session in the greenhouse. It had started raining about 5A and did not stop once all day. We got beds weeded and watered, greens harvested and more plants out to harden off. My haul for the day: one bag of mixed Asian greens, one bag of tiny turnips+greens, a bag of mustard greens, two bags of kale/spinach mix, a jar of honey, two boxes of microgreens, and some oyster mushrooms! Wowza! Needless to say, I have a wealth of salad fixings!!!
Layla got her first marrow bone yesterday. And we discovered that she is a super mouser! She has been fixated on an area in the kitchen that mice are known to haunt. I have to say that I have never had a cat with that much focus.
|Enjoying her bone in full relaxed mode.|
|Laser focus on mouse-doings.|