A few thing from today for the sake of posterity....
A rare morning photo of Noah. The years of chasing behind him with a camera have come to an end. He hates to pose, but I guess many eight year old boys don't want to stand still for pictures either.
It's perfect fall weather! I walked over to the library because a book that I had placed on hold was in! The book is Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to your Pet" by John Bradshaw. I heard Mr. Bradshaw being interviewed last month on NPR's Fresh Air with Terri Gross. The book sounds very interesting. Maybe I can finally understand Hector and Willow better! Click Here to hear the very captivating (at least for me) and informative interview about Cat Sense!
This is a terrible photo, shot from behind glass and a screen, and with a very distracting pink pool toy in it, but LOOK, my new bird feeder has arrived!!!! It was less than $10 on Amazon, and attaches to our window. I hope that the birds will take to it. I'd love some up-close bird watching.
I'm so excited!!!! :)
I've started a new crochet project. I'm supposed to be making THIS hat using a Lyon Brand pattern and my new wool yarn.
UPDATE! Because it takes me an entire day to write a post, I have more to update you about today!
Fist..... Oh my gosh, the new window bird feeder. It is the..................
BEST $10 I have EVER spent!!!!!!!!
First though, look at this beautiful adorable Cardinal. I think he is a juvenile male who is going to change to bright red soon.
Ok, now LOOK WHO CAME TO THE NEW FEEDER THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!!!!!!!
I WAS FLIPPING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One of my very favorites, The TUFTED TITMOUSE!!!!!!!!!!
I was so excited. I can't even express. Mostly because I love the Titmice. They don't come around very often, and the Titmouse and the Cardinal were my first visitors of the Fall/Winter birding season, so I was excited in general. Isn't it amazing that a bird can just come right up to your window!? I'm going to buy two more window feeders. This is the best thing since the invention of the wheel!!!!
Willow gave me a look when I put the bird feeder up today.
Then she sat there like this for the next five hours.
Then she realized that she could stand up and watch.
And then she met a Tufted Titmouse and went BONKERS and punched the window and he flew away. The End.
Actually, not the end. I took the screens off to get clearer photos. Then, I opened a can of wet cat food and got Willow away from the window. Then I grabbed my camera and sat very very still. And, the Titmouse came back! Two of them actually, and I was able to snap the photos above!
I was texting with my friend Molly today and saying that I always feel busy during the week. I'm never not doing anything. Never. This is proof. SOMEHOW I was able to finish my new hat by dinner.
But amazingly, I also managed to exercise, clean the house, wash , fold and put away three loads of laundry, write a blog post, run an errand, pick Noah up at school and make dinner TOO! I swear to you, I must have five hands or I run around like a crazy squirrel all day. (Yeah, I run around all day.) I guess I just really like multi-tasking. It keep me interested and on my toes!
So, I like the hat a lot, but why is it so big and floppy? I think my stitches were too loose? I made a swatch to test the gage first. As I've said before, this is why I rarely crochet gifts. EVERYTHING I make comes out wonky.
Noah took this photo of the back of it for me. Kind of a silly hat, but fun!
We also had salad on the side, some fruit, and Jon's favorite - garlic bread.
So that's the scoop!
Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday!!!!
P.S. I'm very excited to be working on a new blog series. It's a house tour! If you're so inclined, please join me as we tour our little, old house. I'll be talking about the history of our 1860 home, and also about living in an old house. I want to touch on decorating too, and finding deals. Please join me!