This week felt, really truly felt, like summer was here and chilly, cold days are behind us. I worked twice this week and I usually take her on a stroller walk before lunchtime. Thursday we walked before 10:30 a.m. and it was hot! I enjoy walking around the town, seeing flower gardens and listening to her chatter about everything and nothing. Oh to be little! She carried a bag of wooden play cookies and in her other hand some phlox I picked for her. By the time we ended up home, her sweaty death grip made all the flowers wilt. So sweet!
Seeing the world through her eyes and the newness of it all makes me appreciate the little things all over again. Like wilted flowers - and pretend cookies in a bag.
I found a new-to-me podcast The fruity knitting podcast, what a delight to watch! They interviewed the inventors and owners of Ravelry. Speaking of knitting, I am four rows away from finishing up my purple shawl and binding off. I'm giddy just thinking about the big finish, the blocking and of course starting something new!
We (he) opened the pool this week and we need a new pool cover. The bear (grr) ripped two big holes and we originally thought we could fix it ourselves or hire a company to repair the holes. However, the cover is over 13 years old and appears to be brittle in other places. Why throw money at a repair when more holes will appear anyways?
Our daughter and son in law are arriving tonight for the weekend and I have lots to do to prepare. I'm thrilled to be seeing them again. Our son is adjusting quite nicely to Cambridge and already feels at home in the city. He loves to walk along the river near his apartment.
Besides the roadside wild phlox, the daisies will arrive shortly thereafter. Our flower gardens are blooming and pops of color appear overnight. We have a resident chipmunk that lives under the steps who is driving Frodo and Holly crazy right now. The chipmunk is using old snake holes for his underground passage ways.
Holly loves Frodo and frequently will lay on the tile floor less than three feet away from his ottoman. Supposedly he 'knows' she is there at least that's what the dog trainer says. Frodo is still going for the epic cat chases, he is an opportunist but a slow running one. However, our house is slowly becoming calmer.
Holly knows the different barks that Frodo uses. She will run and hide when there is a warning bark - sometimes we do not see her for hours! However, the 'play with me' bark is met with Pablo Picasso ears (sideways like wearing a beret) and no running and hiding, just the hissing.
On June 9th she will be living here for six months. Can you believe it?