You know me I am a list freak, and at last the list I had for the weekend is done. I have crossed everything off and I am so happy. Now I can actually sit down and relax with several more hours left in my day. Hooray!
Maybe I can actually work on this baby blanket. I am using a simple ripple, one that can be found about anywhere, comprised of a 14 stitch repeat and a size I hook. It should go quickly.
There are grain sweetened chocolate chip cookies fresh from the over.
There has been time outside and inside helping Little Buddy to ride on his new Flying Turtle. This is such a therapy toy, the poor boy gets stuck with such functional toys because I am a therapist. You wiggle your back and arms to make this go. I adapted a mini foot rest out of tubing and duck tape so his little feet don't slide off. He thinks it is hysterical when I ride it and he races after me with his walker.
I found this beauty right outside my screen while washing my pavers with the pressure washer. She was up in the space between the screen and the tree, and let me tell you she is BIG! I was wowed by her beautiful web, this web has to be at least three feet across. From one weaver to another I had to appreciate her work. Doesn't she remind you of the spider in Miss Spider's Tea Party? This lovely lady is a Golden Silk Orb Weaver. She can grow to approximately 2 inches long, let me tell you she is every bit that length if not longer. Found in swampy areas, check on that, my backyard is a swamp. Males are not near this lovely (no surprise there). She will produce two egg sacks this Autumn with hundreds of eggs in each sack. She loves bugs, but doesn't want to bite you and if you provoke her the bite is really minor. I really don't want to provoke her or frankly join her for tea, but I am still just in awe of her beauty.
My back pool area is now a toad/frog zone. They are everywhere and they are teeny tiny. I would say around 1/2 in. wide and tall. I had to watch them so carefully while pressure washing, I didn't want to hurt them. They come in many colors, black, gold, brown and almost translucent. Fascinating little things as they jump around trying to get away from me. Unfortunately they like to jump in my pool and drown so I am always on the lookout to try and save them.
This little boy has enjoyed his three day weekend. He has worked outside, well shall I say walked around outside while I worked. He went in the pool with Dad. He tried not to take naps, and has had no success on the potty. He has talked non stop all day long, everyday. And when my Mr. 18 came up behind him the other day and scared him he said, "Hey! What's the deal?!?!" He is a riot, this little boy of mine. He is growing, can you tell that he is looking older, or is it just me?
Hope you all had a happy weekend, crossed everything off your list, and have a wonderful week.