Baby squirrels are not afraid of people. Or dogs. Or just about anything. If you follow me on instagram you may have noticed a video and picture of these two babies taking a nap on the stairs (badly in need of some paint) to our deck. Molly didn’t even know what to do with herself. I carried them to a pile of brush out back (the wildlife lady said I could with bare hands, but that’s all kinds of nuts, so I used an old dishrag and scrubbed my hands like Lady Macbeth afteward) and eventually they scampered back to mom and the nest.
Which thankfully wasn’t in the tree that toppled over during our first thunderstorm of the season and the only damage was to some plantings that will either come back or are pretty easily replaced. All kinds of counting my blessings this week.
I haven’t been knitting. I don’t know if it’s the warm weather or just general burn out or the fact I haven’t watched much television in the last week (probably that one) but I just haven’t felt like picking up the needles.
I finished One Plus One by JoJo Moyes this week. It wasn’t nearly as good as Me Before You but I wasn’t expecting it to be either. My mom and I had a good long discussion about the goodreads rating system because we’re nerds like that. I struggle because not all four star books are created equally, you know? The four stars rating I give The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway is not the same four stars I give Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner. They’re both four stars…just different. I’m sure that’s what the whole “review” part is for but writing reviews on goodreads for some people is a great big deal while mine are one or two sentence fragments that would be such a disappointment to Mr. Barrett (my 7th grade Language Arts teacher who was a total tyrant in a good way) but doing more sounds a whole lot like 7th grade Language Arts and I shouldn’t be required to do book reports to denote the difference between Ernest Hemingway and Jennifer Weiner so that I know that you know that I know there IS a difference. Anyway…random. (Do you ever read these posts and think…jeez, I can’t imagine living in her head? Yeah, me either. Also, Mr. Barrett would NOT have approved of this paragraph. Or this blog post. Or probably this blog.)
In other randomness, I’m obsessed with this Japanese cat game on my phone. As I don’t know Japanese, I found a website that gave general instructions but it’s pretty self explanatory. Now every couple of hours or so, I’m checking to see which of my cartoon cats are visiting, how many fish I’ve earned from my visitors, and if I need to put out new food or some different toys. (See: I’m a seven year old girl.)
Happy Tuesday! What are you up to this week?