|We Just Love Our New Basket|
|"It's a Purrfect Fit for Me!"|
Dancer has been in and out of his new basket, all day long!
Another warm day, today. We went up to 99F. It was a bit cooler in the morning, but, I decided not to vacuum. Instead, after replying to blog comments, etc., I spent a very relaxed day, seated in front of the fan, watching quilting related videos online. There were quilt exhibitions, a couple of documentaries on quilt making and quilters from Gee's Bend, Alabama, and someone giving a talk about their quilt collection. One of the quilts that was shown in one of the videos I watched was in a collection in a museum and it was a very unusual quilt because the design on the quilt top was entirely made of buttons!
Later, around 6:30 p.m., I decided to sit outside in the back patio area as it was cooler outside than inside by then, with a little breeze blowing. I took my laptop with me and started to write an email to a friend. After a few minutes, I realized the chair was to close to the passionfruit vine because there were at least three wasps flying around the passionfruit vine! There were no flowers on the vine, so I don't know why they were visiting the vine, but, maybe they were finding aphids or perhaps they were sucking some juice from the leaves?
Anyway, I moved my chair away from the passionfruit vine and continued to write my email. Then, I noticed the swarm of what looked like mosquitos around my legs! They hadn't started to bite, yet, but, I wasn't willing to wait! I picked up my laptop and phone and went indoors! Any further plans to sit outside in the patio in the early evenings will have to include some mosquito repellent! Not sure where they are coming from because I don't have any standing water in my back yard - even the cats' water bowl has been emptied since the only garden cat seems to be preferring to be in the front garden. But, I believe the neighbor behind me has a pond, so maybe they are coming from there? I think I was outside for less than 30 minutes! I haven't been stung by mosquitos when I am outside putting water, but, that maybe because I am always moving when I water. One small mosquito managed to come inside with me and was buzzing around for several minutes while I tried to swat it. I must have succeeded because it stopped flying around after a few minutes.
Later in the evening, friend R called and I chatted with her. Then, I commented on a couple of other blogs. Still later, I video chatted with my daughter.
Brunch had been the leftover spaghetti and sauce from last night and the last bit of fruit salad. I had a corned beef sandwich with my tea around 5:30 p.m. I couldn't decide what to have for dinner, so, I just made a scrambled egg and toast, with a piece of mango for dessert.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sit outside in the patio for a short time
- I didn't get stung by a wasp or mosquitos!
- Online videos that offer glimpses of things I would not have seen otherwise
- Emails, phone calls, and video chats
- All the friends I've made online through blogs and forums, etc.
Today's joyful activity was watching quilt videos.
No big plans for tomorrow. It's supposed to be another warm day, with a high of 96F. I'll probably relax and play with fabric a little more.
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?