Saturday, April 3, 2010
It's a warm (70 degrees!) sunny day here. The snow is melting, the grass is greening and the tree tips are turning red. This makes for two happy boys. They're actually porch trained and "never" get off the deck. Occasionally one gets excited about a taunting nearby bird and forgets he isn't supposed to leave the deck, but as soon as he remembers, he'll jump right back up.
Now, picture me: barefoot in the snow scrambling frantically after my poor baby in that four foot snow, trying to catch him before he goes around the front of the house where we have a busy road. Throw in my DH, who is trying desparately to corral the other boy before he gets the idea to join his brother.
Somehow Jake figured out where to go and bolted back onto the deck and into the house followed desperately by me and my frozen feet. We slammed the door shut and that was the end of "forgetting the rules" for Jake for quite awhile.
So far this spring there has been only one brief incursion by Elwood. He crept down the stairs, whiskers twitching and panting open-mouthed at a bird that had to be 100 feet away (but it was on the ground so that's closer than in the air). By the end of summer they won't even batt an eye at a bird that far away, but it was darned exciting for today.
I got some books in the mail today. They all look good. I haven't had time to peruse them too closely yet. The two Gaudynski books were because I couldn't decide which I wanted. My mom will no doubt take the other one off my hands.
Yard sale season is coming, so I picked up that nifty book on collecting quilts. It's full of tips for appraising the age of quilts. I can't wait to get started. It even has a brief repair section.