Hi! How are you? Hope you are staying safe during these troubling times. This photo of Little Buddy is for my sister who loves it when he has bed head. She loves his hair sticking up every which way, so today was a photo worthy bed head image just for her. By the way it was her birthday yesterday and I'd love if you popped over for a quick birthday wish. She is the best and can be found here at Mockingbird Hill Cottage. I am blessed to have her in my life.
I continue to work on the second blanket for Christmas, this one is for Mr. 23 and Ms. L. This blanket is taking some time because frankly I have very little time to work on it. I now take it in my car on work days so I can work on it if a patient cancels. I have been working a lot, cleaning, and pressure washing all last weekend and this weekend. Not a fun chore at all. I think I can still feel the vibration of the machine in my hand even though I am done. Florida is so full of mold and mildew, it is actually quite disgusting if you really think about it. But for now my driveway, front walkway, screened in pool area, and outside by my fireplace are all clean. Well they will be for about two days when it all starts back up again. Living in the tropics definitely has its drawbacks.
I know the seasons are shifting when I see this one tree behind my house turn yellow. I am not even sure what kind of a tree it is but it brings me joy. I can pretend I am up north in cool and chilly temperatures, with leaves crunching under my feet, while inhaling that amazing Autumn air, when I look at this tree from my very air conditioned house. We are in the 80's during the day which is a huge improvement from our typical low-mid 90's all summer long. Last week I had to wear a light sweater while driving to work at 6:30 in the morning because it was coolish out. I'll take it!
Luna has spent and extended weekend with us as Mr. 23 studies for his last final before break. This girl can be a pistol as you very well know, but we all love her and her funny antics. The boys adore her. She jumps right on Little Buddy's bed with the other two fur boys to wake him up in the morning. That is a lot of puppy love for one little boy. Lots of licks and nudges and maybe a wee slight nip from Luna on his ears. I think she feels Little Buddy is a puppy just like the rest of them.
This image makes me laugh. Usually on Sunday both boys are home for dinner with or without girlfriends depending our their work schedules. We usually make a dinner for them to take home and heat up over the week. It helps me feel like they are eating right and they have something fast to heat up on a busy night. But not this week. Nope they are getting toilet paper instead. Toilet paper is fast becoming hard to find here. Once again there is a shortage and I am having a bit of a freak out. I am a toilet paper hoarder on a good day, but throw in a pandemic and toilet paper shortages and I get all kinds of anxiety. I found this one and only bundle of 12 rolls at the grocery store yesterday and I grabbed it. I split it up for each of them to take 6 rolls home because now I am worried about their ability to buy it, too. They are young people, are they even that aware of shortages in paper products? I should be able to sleep better tonight knowing they have a bit of a stash. I am also going to buy them more and wrap it up for Christmas because really what is more precious than bare necessities?
I am steering clear of politics this week with the exception of these facts. Over a thousand people a day continue to die in the United States, we are up over 255,000 dead from this pandemic. Our current president golfed yesterday for the 298 time since he became president, costing us tax payers over 144 million dollars just for his golf outings. Think how many children that could feed? Think how much that could go to improve schools, provide for people who are hungry or who can't pay their rent, provide PPE to healthcare workers, or just to go to those in need who have lost their jobs due to this pandemic. I wonder how many people lost a loved one during those 18 holes?