I thought I’d better show you some crochet before I put more bird stuff on here…so here it is. Nice colors, huh? It was supposed to be a scarf/shawl, but when I got it all done but the border, I decided I liked the colors so much I wanted it to be bigger. So now it’s a blanket in progress. It’s so soft and squishy with the ILTY. Ahhhh….I love grannies!
One more thing before I go to the birds…
Have ya’ll tried these Crackerfuls from Ritz? I love them. The crackers are so crunchy and brown. There are at least six different varieties. I found these two more varieties at a different grocery store this morning. Then there is four cheese (good), cheddar cheese (good), and herb & garlic (yuck).
Mrs. Lovie Dove is about to peck my eyeballs out, I fear. I discovered a dead bird (looks like a sparrow) in her nest with her this morning. Isn’t that weird? Another dead sparrow was laying on the porch just a few feet away from the nest. Double-weird. (Click on the picture. I have the dead bird circled in red. You can only see part of it.)
So I get on the Innernets and Google “dead bird in dove nest.” I find out it’s, “Detrimental to the live babies to leave a dead bird in the nest.” So I get a wad of paper towels and prepare to go get the dead bird. I’d only been gone about 10 minutes, but when I got back and peered in there to get the bird, Lovie had crawled completely on top of the dead bird. It was like she was trying to protect it since I’d been sticking my big fat human head in there. I was too scared to reach under her to get the dead bird out so I left it there. I’ll check it again later this evening and see if I can get it.
The Captain is at work, but I’d been keeping him informed via email and sending him pictures of what was happening. One of his responses was this:
“Just reach under her and grab it. If it scares her off, I’m sure she’ll come back. But wear goggles in case she goes for your eyes!”
But I might grow some gonads later and go get those goggles and some thick gloves and try it.
For those of you asking, I haven’t sold anything else in the shop yet.
Here are a couple of fireworks shots from last Saturday’s show:
Click on them. They’re cool pictures.
The night-time Daytona race is tonight. I’ll be here watchin’ all by my lonesome since The Captain had to work. Bummer.
I bought us some Ribeye steaks today so we can grill them tomorrow when he’s off. I also bought a brisket to make on Monday. I was his hero bringing home all that red meat. He mentioned it several times before he left for work.
I also bought Fletcher a tee-shirt at Petco. He is allergic to the grass and breaks out in a red rash constantly and scratches and scratches. Poor guy is miserable. I wash off his belly and rub him with cortisone cream a couple of times a day. But that doesn’t keep him from going outside and dragging himself across the yard on the grass. I guess it feels good to him because it’s hot from the sun and scratches it. He’s clueless that it’s the very thing making him itch in the first place. Dumb dog. So I got him a tee-shirt to wear to hopefully protect most of his belly. I call him Fetch or Fetchie most of the time. They had one with “Fetch” on it. Perfect!