Saturday, May 7, 2011

Solo Saturday

Dave is off organizing and overseeing his students' recital today, so I had a rare Saturday to myself.

I started off by sleeping in, snuggled up with the cats.

When I finally did get out of bed, what was left of the morning was spent stretched out on the couch, enjoying the sun, and finishing Mom's Mother's Day socks (I got a big surprise on Wednesday when I looked at the calendar and realized Mother's Day was THIS Sunday, not next)Pattern is Undine, in our Jungle Cat (Merino/Bamboo)- colour is Laguna.

I took the boys out with me while I was taking pictures too (not that I'm allowed out of the house without them now).
Yep - they are back on their leashes. Tux isn't too bad, he's usually quite content to settle in the garden and just watch the world go by. But Rocky has lost most of his fear, and now he wants to explore. He much faster and harder to catch than fat Tux.

So, harnesses and leashes it is. I'm on the look out for some inexpensive outdoor loungers. Then I can get some longer leads, and relax with a book while the boys explore the yard safely.

After I determined the sun was going to stay out for a while (there were a few rain clouds threatening to darken my doorstep) I took the top off Stella and delivered Mom's gift (with some flowers too!)

After the visit, I stopped, picked up a pack of cigarillos, and let Stella stretch her wheels. I live in the middle of wine country, and I'm surrounded by beautiful landscapes that I don't often get a chance to enjoy.

Now, it's after dinner and Dave should be home any time now. No doubt he'll want a quiet evening after all that music - but if tomorrow is nice, I hope he'll be up for a shared adventure.

10 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Congratulations, the socks look great. Your Mom's got to be thrilled!

Monika said...

Love the socks! You have actual flowers in your back yard? So far we've got nada, just green grass, and lots of buds on the bushes and trees.
My mom got her Asterope shawl yesterday, and she liked it. She said, I should not buy such expensive yarn with gold in it! ;o)

lexa said...

Love the socks! Have a happy Mother's Day with the fur babies!

pendie said...

The socks came out great; I love the color. Your silly cats; who'd have thought that Rocky would be the troublemaker :)

Sue said...

The socks are fabulous. Happy Mother's Day. Your cats are beautiful. They looked like they were taking supervising you very seriously!

gayle said...

Wow, you have dandelions already?

Maybe you could put up wire runs like they do for dogs? Or maybe not - the boys would probably just get tangled up...

Abby said...

I usually send my stepmother a Mother's Day card but forgot all about it this year. Bad me. Your day sounded perfect and the socks look great!

Delusional Knitter said...

Lovely socks. The boys look so cute out there in the fresh air!

Knatolee said...

The kitties look so cute out on their leashes, amongst the flowers! DId I ever tell you about the outdoor kitty "cage" we bought: http://habitathaven.com/

Julius especially loves it, which is good since he's the one who goes nuts on a leash! Your cats look quite content. Hope they got you a nice Mother's Day gift!

zoom said...

What a nice yard you have!