As if they don’t have plenty to think about already. They’re still working on building that back deck. It’s coming along and they pray/hope to finish it this weekend. I sure hope they do. In the weeks since they returned to this project, the weather has been doing this crazy thing about being milder during the week, then soaring back up into the 90’s when Saturday rolls around and they can finally get out there and do a lot of work. As they put it, they’ve had it with that crap, but it’s so close to done that they want to finish it. Hopefully, that will happen soon. They had originally planned to do the other half of the work in the fall, but decided it would be best to just finish it now, while they remember how they did that first half, and especially what materials they used and where they found them. Plus, it’s not likelier to be any cooler in September than it is now. Fall around here hits for 2 weeks in late October, and then suddenly it’s cool and the days are shorter.
Mommy is also writing another novel. People say it’s a hell of a time for that, between this being her busiest time of year at work and this deck project, but she says to hell with circumstances dictating her life. I can’t blame her. It’s best to write when the muse strikes, and something about being busy seems to fire up her imagination. It could be that increased cardio exercise the doctor told her to do, too. But honestly, I think frustration over work did the most to spur this. Her muse fires up when something’s pissed her off, and that certainly happened a few weeks ago. That’s also about the time that the ideas for this novel really started coming. Writing is a coping mechanism for her, and that’s probably the best way for her to deal. We don’t need her causing mischief. But no matter the reasons, the results are the same: she’s happy when she’s writing, and she deals with the rest of life better.
And finally, the bird nest on the front door wreath is gone. The last sighting of those birds was last Friday, and the parronts noticed that the nest was tipping out of the wreath and was fixing to fall out, so they cleaned it up. So much for our squatters, but that really wasn’t a good place for a nest anyway. It was destined to fail. What I don’t understand is why they built there when there are acres of woods with numerous trees out there to build in. Wildlife, hmm. Go figure.
So that’s our weekly update. I hope you’re doing well and enjoying summer. We’re getting in the swing of things here, and are gearing up for a good one. Don’t forget too, Bubbles birthday is June 16. I’ll post more reminders on Twitter, but just a heads up that we have another birthday coming up. Fun! She'll be 3, but it will be her first "gotcha day" with our flock. A year with Bubbles, and she's a joy! We look forward to her being part of our spunky bunch forever!
That’s all today. Take care. Have a Happy Friday tomorrow and a wonderful weekend.