It's been a crazy week with the bathroom redo going on - people have been in and out of my house all week and I've been a bit discombobulated. I'm going to blame that for my indecision at the grocery store the other day - I wanted fruit, but everything looked good - so I bought everything:
A peach, a plum, a nectarine, a pear, a watermelon (OK, I'll share it with Paco), and a bag of cherries. Now that I think about it, I restrained myself from buying a pineapple, but really only because it didn't seem ripe.
Jeff moved my computer into the kitchen this week, because we weren't sure when the carpet would be installed and I didn't trust myself to get it set up correctly (seeing all the issues with my mouse, this was probably a good decision). Anyway, even though I'm just one room over from my office, my view into the backyard is a little different - I'm closer to the giant oak tree and can see the squirrels much better:
Henry was laying under the tree one afternoon, much to the displeasure of the squirrel in the tree - he hung upside down, flicking his tail at the cat, for at least an hour. Henners did not care one bit.
Paco, on the other hand, cares very deeply for the squirrels. But not in a nice way. Here's a staring contest he had with a squirrel...it lasted until Paco couldn't help himself and had to bang on the window, scaring the squirrel back up the tree. But it was funny to watch them watching each other!
This guy was pretending he was a squirrel-skin rug. All the pets were inside so he got a nice long time to laze around one afternoon without being chased back up a tree.
This little guy liked to stretch out in the crook of the tree - what a cutie!
It was very hot - about 106 degrees on this day. Henners wanted to be outside (crazy cat), but he sure looked miserable. Wouldn't come in when I opened the door, though - I don't understand animals!
She has natural ability, but I'd also like to think that using the magic needles - aka the same pair that Debby taught me to knit with - helped. She started a washcloth, spent a few hours learning how to cast on, knit and purl, and the next day? She was finished AND had bound off! Go Amy!
I'm knitting the body right now - once that's done, I'll pick up the live stitches on the sleeves (eek, haven't ever tried that yet), and then add the neckline.