Dimples and Dolly have settled down and are now back to their loud, stream-of-consciousness selves. I even got an egg this morning. This made me even sadder, as I miss my gray, speckled egg from Cordelia and my giant egg from Gertie. Dolly has only once laid an egg in the almost-two years that I've had her. Maybe that will change, now that the competition is down.
The weather has been gloriously --- summer. Honestly, I don't know that we had more than four days of actual spring-like weather. It was 80 degrees and humid yesterday, and it's looking the same today. I took down the fleece curtains - still working great through the winter! - and put up the summer sheers. That did seem to make everyone feel lighter. Leilani/Layla is now throwing herself into play with Peanut and Lovey. When it becomes a little too much (Mr. Butters is certifiable), she hides behind me for a time-out. We have our first adoption clinic on Saturday - an abbreviated appearance on our part, as my mother is having an overnight Saturday-into-Sunday. We will zip off while she is having tea with her bestie, my neighbor.
With summer comes...ticks. Man, oh, man, they are really bad this year. I have spotted and killed six on Miss Blinding White, found one on the back of my neck and had my friend remove it last Saturday, then woke up at 2A this morning with an itchy hip and - you guessed it - another tick! Needless to say, another very early start to the day. Sigh.
BUT, there's a bright side to insomnia. Socks!
|With my favorite sock project bag|
and adorable cat stitch markers!