14 September 2020

There Was a Lot of Relaxing

No one will ever be able to say that anyone in our house did too much this weekend.  Other than getting dressed, feeding everyone, and the necessities of Hamlet's "toilette," no one did anything requiring effort.  Which is fine, but the addition of really really really nice weather all weekend took it to a new level.

Though Milo the Koodle started early, on Labor Day weekend.  My houseplants live in a space where they are across from a window, but don't get a ton of sun.  So I try to remember to place them on the windowsill on extra nice days to soak in some extra sunshine.  Labor Day weekend was another nice one, so I set the plants out to enjoy the holiday.  Then someone else decided that *they* wanted to sit in the sun too ...

This piece of nature art is entitled, "Koodle in the houseplant jungle."

He was surprised when I took the photo, because I'm pretty certain that he thought no one could see him.  😏

Anyway, this weekend relaxing was taken to a new level.  We have Pip doing some extremely dramatic lounging.

Though he does look comfy, doesn't he?  He stayed in this position for a couple of hours.  (Why do cats never seem stiff from sleeping in weird positions??)

Not to be outdone, the Koodle decided to play "Why don't you try to figure out how many paws are in this picture?"

Seriously, it looks like more than four, don't you think???  He is sleeping on Hamlet's bed, which of course meant that Hamlet was unable to use it at all.  Because even though Hamlet is about ten times the size of the cats, he will never ever challenge them about anything!

We were able to spend a lot of time outside in the garden, and I got a lot of reading and knitting done both inside and outside.  I managed to finish the last hat in my group for Christmas gifts, and just have the toe to finish on the first sock of a pair I'm knitting.  I finished one book and started another.  I enjoyed watching the Notre Dame football game, and was happy they won; otherwise, it was a PITIFUL weekend for any Philly sports fans - the Phillies and the Eagles both lost in the kinds of showings that should be used forever as examples of how NOT to play!  

Me:  Well, at least the Union [Philadelphia Union, pro soccer team] won on Saturday night ...
The Tim:  I don't care about them at all, but I'll take it.

(Things are really bad when The Tim takes it to heart!)

Sometimes it just goes that way, what are you gonna do, right?

This morning I hope to finish the sock, and start the second one.  Then I want to spend some time thinking what/if/how I can make any other gifts for this year.  I'm kind of at a loss, because I want quick gifts and the others I want to make them for are knit-worthy, but not with a lot of variety, if you know what I mean.  So we'll see what happens.

I hope you enjoyed the weekend as well, and that the coming week is kind to you. 


Nance said...

You may join Browns and Indians fans in your deep dismay. It was a sad weekend in Cleveland as well.

As usual, none of it affected the kitties, who mocked you with their profound nonchalance.

Dee said...

Giroux lays on the sofa just like Milo. LOL

As for the sports weekend ..............Wentz has got to go and take Harper with him. Where should they go? Anywhere but HERE.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The cats have the right idea!
I laughed at them stealing poor Hamlet's bed. Winnie (Dad's cat) does the same thing with Chevy (Dad's ENORMOUS dog). If Chevy really wants to lay in his bed, he'll go whine at Dad so he picks Winnie up. But mostly he just lays beside the bed looking sad and pathetic. Winnie is 9 lbs. Chevy is about 120 lbs...

Araignee said...

I bought Pup a pricey big bed last year and the cats took it over. I should have known better.
Most of my cats have feral instincts so they won't sleep where you can see them. They like to hide when they snooe. Only Hoover will sleep out in the open and he claims every spot as his own especially mine.

sprite said...

One of my parents' cats does the same thing to their dog. She loves to just roll around on Cranberry's bed!

kathy b said...

I have made those leaf book marks and they cup the pages. They are a quick fun gift.

karen said...

I am hoping that my Sunday is a do nothing day..it's been a busy week. Before covid it would have been a slow week but because of the endless stay at home days this past week felt crammed with one day out! funny how reality alters perception.