Monday, April 07, 2008  

A Real Update

I finally got to go home a little after midnight on Friday, and only spent about 4-5 hours on Saturday and a bit lot of time Sunday dealing with work stuff. (Note - getting a call from your boss a little after midnight on a Sunday night does not a good weekend make!) At least I didn't have to physically go back into the office over the weekend!

S and I were supposed to be working on building a fence this weekend, but it took so long to buy all of the lumber on Saturday, and what with all the work crazies, and the rain, and the fact that we couldn't find the fence post spikes we wanted and had to order them from New Jersey all conspired with the weather to let us off the hook. We did, however, feel very proud of ourselves for buying a whole bunch of lumber rather than something pre-fab. We'll see if our optimism translates into a fence.

Since I managed to do about, oh, NO knitting this weekend, I thought I would at least take a picture of the second sheepie square I finished a few weeks ago.

For the record, 26 ends.

There was another HAPPY reason for the lack of knitting and general stress of the weekend - Kati came for a visit! I wasn't able to spend as much time with her as I would have liked, but it was SO GOOD to see her again!! We hadn't seen each other since the wedding in September.

Right. So that's about all of the semi-interesting stuff I can think of - so I'll try to distract you with cute pictures of animals.

Why working from home might not work so well!

Proof that Abby can sucker anyone, even S' stepdad, into falling for her cuteness.

Abby contemplating the gravity-defying power of the squirrel.

Abby basking in the beauty of the Capital Columns at the National Arboretum.

From the National Bonsai Collection. I would love to have a bonsai garden!

My favorite bonsai of the whole collection.

The beautiful landscaping S' stepfather did for us while I was sleeping off my food-poisoning.

I wish I'd taken a "before" picture, but I was too sick. Think mulch and weeds.

More beautiful landscaping.

Any guesses as to where the bird is sitting?

A beautiful little Finch that has discovered the finch feeder. S is a happy boy - he didn't think we had any finches in the area!

Let's all send "boring week" vibes my way - I need a chance to relax!!



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