A is traveling this week, 4 days in southern Maine. But it’s Wednesday that she is in the office, so it means only two nights away from home. Crazy amount of driving though.
Last night the cats could NOT BELIEVE they were stuck with me, and they moped about. This morning, Allie was quite vocal in her dismay, woke me up at 4 am and basically followed me about the house all morning crying at me. Zumba got up for breakfast (she is still Zumba after all) and then went back to bed. No bird watching, no time on the deck.
But I enjoyed the quiet time (discounting Allie, of course) and slept with the windows and door wide open, spent the evening out on the porch knitting. I managed to finish the June sock, making a pair!
I started the July sock because I have a couple of meetings and appointments this week, and need something small to knit on. And since I will be focused on spinning in July, I need a head start on the sock. 🙂
The other thing that is happening coming up soon is that my step brother J is coming to help with yard work on Saturday. I am so appreciative, I can’t believe he would give up a day of his vacation to work in our yard. But since he is, I ordered three yard of garden soil with compost that was delivered last night, and I am going to pick out some edging stones this week. I am hopeful that we can get the front bed with all the lovely-but-growing-too-large shrubs under control and looking good. We will get mulch this week, too, so hopefully the good work will stay good. 🙂
I showed you the pink weigela last week, here is the darker one – which they call red, but it isn’t. More like hot pink. Just COVERED in blossoms, bees and hummingbirds.
I just love these flowering shrubs, and plan to stick to the part of my garden plan that says shrubs and mulch instead of lawn. I just need to get some soil (these are actually growing like this in GRAVEL) and mulch in place. I plan to fill in the gaps with daylilies, they look so pretty against all this pink. I have some, but they would prefer soil as well. It will be a lot of work, and I will miss Whorls and Purls (unless it rains, then we will do all of this on Sunday) but it will be so worth it to have some good strong help.
A will be home tonight, in time to get to bed for an early start tomorrow. I know this girl will be as glad to see her as I am.
It never ceases to amaze me how a big cat like Zumba (15 pounds, not much fur) can make herself so small when she wants to.
Hope you all have a quiet week, too.