Last week when I went out to go to Skinner Mountain with my kids, we found ourselves having the opportunity to sit and talk because Skinner Mountain was closed. To find out the story about that, you can click HERE. In any case, while we were sitting and talking, the subject of yarn bombing came up. It seems that Carrie has a friend who has been complicit in some yarn bombings. If you are unfamiliar with yarn bombing, here’s how Wikipedia defines it: a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
Well, I had the idea that I would like to yarn bomb my pug, Olive. So the next couple of nights using my yarn scraps, I worked on a bomb for the dog. Here’s what I learned: The best time to yarn bomb your pug is just after waking her up from a nap. She is much more compliant and easier to bomb at that time than when she is totally conscious and aware. Here’s how a yarn bombed pug looks.
Something else happened to me this week that made me happy. I had to take my car in to the dealer for a part. They told me to expect to be there between two and two and a half hours. I was prepared for that. I had my NOOK and a new book to start. But I was having a hard time concentrating because they had a television in there that was tuned into some inane talk show and it was on very loud. I was just about getting annoyed when the guy who checked me in came out and said, “Hey, Barbara, I have bad news and good news.” The bad news was that they were probably going to take longer than two and a half hours and the good news was that they had a car that they would let me take home and would call me when my car was ready. That WAS good news and I jumped at the chance. Not literally, but I did sign all the paperwork etc. So I got to drive home in a Scion IQ. It’s a small car but I found I really liked it. It’s plenty roomy in the front and since it was just me, it was plenty comfortable. The only thing disconcerting about it to me is how close the cars were behind me when I had to stop at a stop light. But I was very pleased not to have to sit at the dealership for what turned out to be a little over three hours. Here’s what a Scion IQ looks like.
Another thing that has made me happy all summer is the fact that there are bunnies around here in abundance. We have years where there are no bunnies around because we have Fisher Cats around now and then. If you’ve never heard of a Fisher,here’s the Wiki on them. They are mean and nasty creatures that are not related to cats and apparently don't like fish much. When they are around they wipe out the small animal population. They don’t seem to like the taste of squirrel however. Go figure. I have seen a bunny almost every day this summer. This one was feasting in our front yard.
I hope you all are having a good week!