There he goes...
OMG, it's a turkey invasion!
I was amazed how many there were and how BIG they were.
They didn't stay around long and quickly moved passed my window onto the next yard. I see many turkeys every day here. The very first day here as we arrived in our driveway for the very first time, there was a family of turkeys on our driveway. They were small back then (just a few months ago), two adults and several little babies waddling by, but now all of the ones we see are really huge like these. I suppose there will be no shortage of turkeys on dinner tables around here this Thanksgiving. You could just sit in your yard and catch dozens a day if you wanted to.
This guy has been living outside my office window too. This picture was also taken through the glass. Isn't he icky and scary-looking? GAH.
Move along, Mr. Spider. Even though you are kind of cool, you are scaring me.
Some Random Stuff
I showed this picture on Instagram many days ago.
I whacked a lot of my hair off...actually Ken did it for me.
This is the first handful that was cut off.
It needed it and was starting to become unmanageable anyway.
I left enough of it so I could still put it up in a bun or ponytail.
That's how I usually wear it anyway. It just hits the top of my shoulders now.
I went outside yesterday around 4:30 to try and get a video of some F-16 jets that have been doing flyovers on a regular basis. (I heard they are installing some new radars up this way and that's why they are coming up here nearly every day.) They come up the river, turn just after they pass the town, and then fly back down the river. They can't go much further past the town without being in Canada so I guess that's why they turn here. They usually do this twice, and it's usually between 4:30 and 5:00 pm. You can't hear them coming until they are right over top, and it is LOUD. I always run out of the house like a little kid and try to catch a glimpse of them and get a picture, but I nearly always miss them. Because they fly so fast, they are already nearly passed before you actually hear them. So yesterday I set up camp outside and waited so I'd be ready for them and be able to get some video. But of course, yesterday they never showed up. Bummer. I'm going to keep trying though.
Here is a terrible picture of the shrug I'm still working on.
I'm being really pokey about working on it. This is still the first half and armhole. I have about 10 more rows on this half and then I'll make another identical half and crochet them together to complete the shrug.
I've seen some really pretty crocheted blankets that others have finished lately. It's inspiring to see. You can see a couple of them HERE and HERE, if you're interested. So pretty!
I haven't finished an adult-sized blanket in a long time. I can't even remember the last one I made. Hmm... Let me go look. I don't care if I have many other things started that I haven't finished. I think I'll start one...OR maybe I should just finish one that I have started. I have a few. Let me think on that.
Okay, so it was just over a year ago that I finished my last adult blanket. Here it is...
Oh yeah, the Feel Good Blanket. I remember it well now.
That seems like forever ago!
More pictures HERE.
I got these three giant skeins of baby yarn yesterday
Each skein has 1,077 yards in it.
I think I'll use it to make a big ol' blanket.
Thinner yarn makes a prettier blanket, I think.
Now what pattern to choose?
Have I told y'all how much I dislike being on Pacific Time? The TV schedule is so screwed up! Some "prime-time" shows start as early as 6:00 pm and as late as 10:00 pm. And the news doesn't start until 11:00 pm. I've always been a late-night TV watcher, but the Tonight Show doesn't even start until 11:30 here. Since we moved here, I've just been recording it and watching it the next evening, but I usually end up just deleting it. It's just not as fun when it's not in real-time or nearly real-time. After a lifetime of being on Central Time, it's hard to get used to. I guess if TV is all I have to complain about, life isn't so bad, huh? My sleeping patterns are still screwed up too, and most of the time, I feel like I have perpetual jet lag. I wonder if I will ever get used to it.
Well, it's 9:45 in the morning and the jets just flew over! What are they doing here so early? Dammit!
Okay, time to go get dressed and start the day for real. I'm hanging some new curtains in the front mudroom today, I have some transcription work to do if I want to, and I'm going to make some "fried" chicken for dinner that you brown by frying it first and then you bake it for another hour in the oven. It's a recipe I saw made on a cooking show, My Grandmother's Ravioli. Do y'all watch that show? Mo Rocca is such a huge dork and makes me laugh. He is so awkward. I really enjoy watching it. He visits a different "older" person each show and you hear about their life as well as watching them make a dinner. Check it out on the Cooking Channel if you haven't seen it. You can also watch videos on that website I linked to if you don't get that channel.
Have a good one.