Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Nice to have the windows open
The weather has been rainy/drizzly and cool, but yet perfect to have the windows open. A nice gentle breeze that is not too cold and not too damp blows through. The cats are enjoying it - albeit from the comfort of the feather bed atop a fluffy comforter ROFL. And Ruby too. She keeps insisting on going outside, where she sits on the step and watches the world go by. She likes to doze on the patio, but I don't like her to do that because I feel that the neighbours are walking by and wondering why a poor wittle wooby is stranded outside all alone, sad and squishy. DD and I watched some curious little birds from her bedroom window, scuttling around in the garden. Funny little things. They would hop from plant to plant, shaking a branch here and there. When they were out of sight under things you still knew where they were, if you watched for a waving flower or leaves rustling on a waving twig. I do believe they were flushing out bugs! Shaking branch by branch to get them to fly out. Very interesting. Smaller than a sparrow with a perky little tail and saffron coloured breast. We also saw a squirrel (odd around here) high-tailing it out of the garden area with a green tomato. So that explains where they all went! Then it was time for her to leave for school, so nature watch was over LOL. I am still feeling poorly, although the sinus involvement is less intense. Every joint in my body is stiff and aches. No fever or anything, which I take to be a good sign. Still sneezing like the dickens. Got out a couple of good ones, the kind that come up quickly and are quite boisterous. The better to scare the wits out of those around you ;). On the work front, I have a final FINAL last day. October 26th. With two travel dates in between. To be frank, I am glad for a bit of a rest to regroup and catch up on some personal things. The house needs a major overhaul. We need to get going on getting our passports. My car needs to be cleaned inside, badly. Like, really. As in, it smells. Not as bad as the rental van that smelled like crotch (and not even MY crotch, as I dead-panned before and shocked the heck out of a few people since I don't normally speak that way ROFL), but bad enough. The carpet in there needs shampooing and the windows are gunky on the inside. The seats need vacuuming, and why not shampoo those too? And while the car-detail guys do all that, I will sit and get some knitting done on one of the overdue projects I have going - tee hee! What, you didn't think I was going to clean the car MYSELF do you? You must be new. The aquarium needs to be cleaned, and so far I haven't found an aquarium-detailing place so I guess that one is up to me. I have a set of curtain panels to sew, and a few other home-decorating projects that I would like to do but never had the time. Wait a minute. Facing all that, maybe I can convince them to keep me longer to postpone it a while more! Eh, maybe not.