How are your my friends? Any news? We here in the US are enjoying a long weekend and in my usual style I have been way, way to busy!
But first a picture of my darling boys last weekend. This is how they sleep in their crate, hugging each other, or face to face with their paws touching. They are adorable or they were until they got a much need, but very drastic hair cut.
These are not the same boys I dropped off at the groomers that is for sure. They took everything off, and I mean everything. Hair fur, leg fur, belly fur and chest fur. And no they did not trim a heart in Hank's chest, that is just a reflection of the lighting. I was a bit shocked when I first saw them to be honest, but am trying to get used to it. They certainly don't have any mats now, and they should be cooler for the summer but still they don't even look like the same dogs!
Friday after we finished all of Little Buddy's schooling he took a break and did some weaving, well sort of. He can't quiet get the over/under part so he just pulls the loops across the loom. It is a great fine motor task so I encourage him to do it as much as I can. I love it when he really concentrates. One more week of school to go! Woo Hoo! We have handed in all the graded assignments so now it is busy work until the end of the week.
And just so you all know this superstar rode his bike one mile last Saturday! It was amazing! Yesterday he rode it a half mile but rode so fast I had to jog to keep up with him for most of the ride, which he thought was hysterical. Time for Mom to get a new bike too so I can keep up with this boy on his. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my last post about Little Buddy's new bike. And thank you from the bottom of my hear for those of you who donated to One Simple Wish, it is such a worthy cause.
In typical Meredith fashion I can't sit still on a long weekend, so I decided to recover my kitchen chairs. It has been on my list of things to do for over a year but when I look at fabric I can't find any I like. I also wanted to wait just a bit because all the chairs I have are frayed from the velcro on Little Buddy's braces and I wanted him to grow just a wee bit more so he his brace would be past this part of the chair. On a whim Friday I went to Joann's for just a peek and of course found exactly what I wanted, and it was on sale which is a big bonus.
Here is one of the finished kitchen chairs, there are six in all. Of course I underestimated the fabric so I had to go back and get more. I also used Scotch Guard on all of them to make sure they would be protected from Little Boy spills. My husband helped me screw them all into place which was a great help to me.
I even did my office chair. And of course this new fabric makes me so happy I went back and got even more to redo a very old antique rocker I have. But that story is for another day. I have now ripped that chair apart and oh my, well my friends lets just say it is really, really old, and needs a lot of work but I am up for the challenge.
This Little Boy has had several days of back talking and not being the nicest boy when he is asked to do something. And to be honest after a long day at work, working with very difficult children and sometimes difficult parents my patience is not the best. So I thought he really just needed to get out of the house. I decided that since the beaches are open with social distancing rules that I would take him very early today before the crowds. We left my house at 8:15, ready for a 25 minute drive and well I guess I was not the only one thinking this because the roads were packed! Even on this very cloudy day. We were waiting in one lane traffic for close to 45 minutes just creeping up slowly in line. Finally I pulled off and we went to this little patch of sand on the causeway and had a little beach time. We filled buckets with sand and rocks, we chatted and walked in the rocky water. Then we headed home to jump in the pool. Even if it was not the beach morning I had planned we still got out and we were safely away from others.
I am still trying to be as cautious as can be but I fear others are fed up with restrictions and are going about life as they used to. At Joann's most people had masks on and kept a bit of space between people, but at other stores I did not find this to be the same. People are just shopping about, no masks and no distancing. They get so close to you, don't wait for you to pass, it is all so crazy. We are nearing the 100,000 death mark in the US and should reach it this weekend. It is thought to be much, much higher but that surely would not look good to publish for our government. So I hope you are staying safe, wearing masks when you are out, sanitizing as much as you can. It is so much better to continue to take this seriously my friends. Be well.