Friends and Kitties!
It's been quiet yet busy around here, and due to a) a lack of any cohesive story line, b) snappy segues, and c) laziness, I'm gonna post a list.
1. I started yoga classes to help stretch out my back and I think it's helping. The class is very low key, all adults, and lots of fun. What's nice is we all get a printed sheet (homework!) of what to practice during the week which helps jog my memory--I find it hard to remember poses when I'm busy clearing my mind.
d. I did two nice bike rides last week. I had a wee tad of trouble on one hill but pulling over and puking took care of it. Next time I'll gear down sooner and chug less water all at once! Spring has sprung here in Las Vegas with highs in the 80's and lows in the upper 50's at night. It's just glorious outdoors, except for my allergies. I'm allergic to pine and olive tree pollen and they're blooming like gangbusters right now. Thank goodness all I get are itchy red eyes and not the sneezy chesty type reaction; a few eye drops and I'm good to go.
Z. Both my immediate supervisor and manager got promotions, so I'll be getting a new boss. I have a couple of candidates in mind and have been
prodding encouraging them to apply. I qualify for the job, and I'd be good at it except for the fact that I'm so non-politically correct that I'd be down in Human Resources within the first 25 minutes of acceptance. I have a hard time with stupidity and there's a couple of dead weights around here that--well--let's just say I've volunteered to dispose of the bodies.
There's one individual in particular I'd be more than happy to work for so I wish them the best of luck.
7. Our tomato plants have blossoms! Scott put in several varieties of cherry tomatoes for us to try this year. It gets too hot too soon to do the big ones, they split. He has to spray some sort of magical sexy blossom elixir on the flowers in order for them to bear fruit as there aren't any natural tomato plant pollinators out this early. There are plenty of bees but apparently tomato blossoms are stinky and they don't like 'em; instead they're all in the arborvitae
partying drinking the sap off the stems.
@. The kale is doing well, too. As is the catnip!
14. Sparkle's Human and Quill's Mom came over for an afternoon last weekend, and we had a wonderful confab together, talking cat-talk and a thousand other subjects. The Horde (sans Scouty and CC) was very gracious and welcoming, with Tarty Salem whaling about for a good hour on the dining room table much to everybody's enjoyment. Especially hers--what a ham.
A large ham.
5. The Park Across the Street is coming along nicely. Joining the Horned Toads is a new giant animal (shrouded by a tarp, dammit) which is some sort of lizard, the bocce ball court is about done, and the curb for the horse corral was poured last week. Nothing that photos would do justice to, but the whole complex is really starting to take shape.
q. I've been making bread at home in my new Kitchen Aid Mixer, and I swear I'll never buy bread again. Home-baked is just so freakin' good! I bake on Wednesdays and Scott and I have bread-n-butter, fruit, and cheese for dinner. Delicious. I've used my mixer for several batches of quick breads and to shred cabbage for cole slaw and smush up apples for applesauce and boy was that ever easy--I have decent knife skillz but nothing near as fast as those slicer blades.
elebenty. Scott has a new hobby, he's taken up tie dying and so far his shirts are Far Out, Man! As soon as he gets confident enough to make shirts to order he will be setting up a store, he enjoys it that much. I think it's great--he is so creative with color. It just goes to show that being red-green color blind doesn't prevent you from using the full palette. I often wonder just how he visually perceives things. Photos of his work to come...
So, that about wraps it up...have you done anything new and interesting lately?
Tell me in the comments!
Happy Sunday and Have a FUN Week!
XX Sheebie XX