On Saturday, we had all of our carpets cleaned, and boy did they need it.  I’m happy when the house smells like it’s clean…Our college friends wanted to get together that day at a nearby restaurant, but I’m still not ready to be in large crowds, even eight people is too many for me.   I know that our county is in Code Green now, but I’m still nervous because with rheumatoid arthritis, I don’t have much of an immune system, and that can be frustrating and scary.

Sunday, we went to our friend’s house for lunch and a movie.  We used to go to a lot of movies (in theaters) together, and this is the first time we’ve seen them since Corona started.  Seems like a really long time, and it was nice to catch up with them.  I am impressed with the things that others have accomplished during Corona…Our friend build a huge cedar closet to store their non-seasonal clothes in.  That was quite the project and I was impressed that he knew how to do it.  They even attached cedar to the ceiling, and I’m sure that wasn’t easy to do.

The last couple of days, I’ve been working on the Christmas cards from scraps that I’m making.  Honestly, when you start making cards from scraps, you end up with a ton of cards…a lot more than you anticipate, and then you have to find ways to finish them…sometimes you only need a small embellishment and a sentiment, and others you need an image to complete it, and that’s where I’m stuck now.  I think I need sixteen images for the cards I’m making and it’s getting to the point where I just don’t feel like continuing on.  No matter what I do, I don’t seem to make progress.  I did finish all of the scrap cards that weren’t Christmas related, but the Christmas ones are overwhelming.  There’s a bunch of starburst type scrap cards for Christmas that are a lot simpler to finish, and I wish I’d only done those….darn it.

If I didn’t mention it, our little house wrens have created a nest in the yellow house I decorated for them.  It’s 96 degrees today and the sun shines on their house, and I’m wondering how hot the poor little mama bird must be.  I don’t think her eggs have hatched yet, and honestly, don’t even know if she’s laid them.   We definitely know when the babies are old enough to cry for food, as they are really verbal, and mom and dad wren spend all day and evening finding insects for them.  I wonder how exhausting it must be to try to keep their babies fed, and how relieved the parents must be when their babies finally leave their nest, and they can finally rest for a little bit.

I didn’t know that wrens will have babies at different times in the summer months, as last year, we had two different (I think they were different) sets of wrens make their nest in one of our houses..One in early June and another in July.

I wasn’t really a fan of watching birds (or animals) when I was younger, and wonder if it’s yet another sign of me getting old…Geez!  And I don’t know about the rest of you, but boy did I get chubby during Corona…seems like all I did was snack.  I need to stop snacking, but it’s just so much fun, isn’t it?


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