Thinking of titles is hard sometimes.
Eli is sitting in my stool in front of the oven waiting on the cookies to come out of the oven.
He loves sitting/laying in this stool so he can see up on the counters.
I've had more than a few things stolen off the counters by leaving my stool out and too close to the counters. I've told you before what a thief he is. No matter how many times he's been yelled at and shamed and pretend-spanked (hee-hee), he still steals things from everywhere. He especially loves those subscription cards from magazines that I throw in the trash, my Eos lip balm eggs, and of course any food items or wrappers. Anything that's really noisy and crackly is super-fun for him to steal and run through the house with too. For some reason, though, he has never bothered our shoes.
Did someone mention cookies?
I do believe these are the best cookies I've ever made.
It's just the Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, but...
I added raisins, coconut, chopped pecans, and an extra tsp of vanilla.
I didn't show you this project yesterday.
I started it about a week ago.
Curtains for the back door. They are maybe 1/3 done.
I'll keep you posted.
And here's another one in-progress that I didn't show you.
I particularly love the yarn color on this one.
I have a few more rows done on it, but it's slow-going. I usually one do one row, or maybe 1.5 rows at night before I turn out the lights. It' looks ruffly, but it will be flat when it's finished and blocked. The pattern is gorgeous -- it's a graph from a foreign magazine.
We are worried about Ollie. We have seen a hawk flying around the house recently that is HUGE, at least we think it's a hawk. I saw it yesterday when I decided to step outside into the sunshine when I let the dogs out. It caught my eye as it swooped down from our chimney over the backyard and alley and then up and over the house adjacent to ours. I swear it's wingspan was at least 3.5 feet! It made my heart pound. He was much bigger than Ollie and could easily scoop him up and carry him away. Wouldn't that be awful? I'd DIE!
Now Mr. Ollie really loves being outside and will stay out there alone all day if we'd let him. He loves it so much, he doesn't care if another dog is with him or not. Janie is like that too. All of the others won't stay outside for one minute without another dog or one of us with them. I just can't let him stay out there without one of us humans anymore in good conscience until we figure out something to keep the hawks away. I looked online yesterday, but I didn't find a really good solution, like a fake owl or scarecrow or something like that. I don't think anything like that works with hawks. I really need to identify exactly what type of bird it is to determine a deterrent. Wish I could get a good picture. I'll keep trying.
I have to get to work. We have piles of it this week. I complain about it, but I really should be VERY grateful and stop whining. I know it's a luxury to be able to stay home and work. I can wear my PJs or whatever I want (never a bra! ha-ha). I can be with my dogs and let them in and out of the house. I can do chores and run errands when I need to. I can choose my hours. I almost always take off on Fridays. Some days I have no work at all and can do whatever I want. And on and on the list goes. I have to give myself a talking-to every now and then and realize how good I have it. That's really what I'm doing writing it down here. So shut the hell up, Pammy Sue, and stop whining you big baby! What do you want...to win the lottery??
Well, yes. I do.
But until then, I'll keep working and smile while I do it.