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April 21, 2009

Cat Bullet

Tuesday Musings

Taffy, thinking about things
Taffy, trying to decide on exactly the best time to start the “Spring Shed”

So, here it is, Tuesday morning already. The Denver area had some wild and wacky weather over the end of last week through the weekend. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were mostly a rain/snow mix. I didn’t personally get a lot of accumulation, but some areas got quite a bit. Sunday, on the other hand, was bright and shiny and beautiful. At any rate, the snow brought an abundance of much needed moisture to our parched area.

This week is supposed to be really nice (highs in the 60′s to 80′s), and with our typical Colorado Sunshine, the grass and leaves are almost visibly growing. Aaah Spring. Or should that be “AAAAA-CHOO” Spring?

I have been intently focusing on finishing up knitting projects. I’m about 3/4 along on the I-cord edging on the Taos stole, and I am almost exclusively working on that project alone. It is fairly easy, but is taking a lot longer than I anticipated. I really need the emotional boost of getting a big project done and off of the needles.

On Friday, I helped a neighboring department with their “Chemistry Day” activities – I spent the day entering contest data/results for a bunch of high school students who visit Metro State every year for the festivities. In between data entry projects, I worked on a bulky weight hat – I really like how it came out, and since it was bulky weight, I finished it that evening. I should have worked on the stole, but it is beyond the “carry around easily” stage.

Saturday, I puttered around the house. Seriously, I know I did things, but I can’t for the life of me come up with one constructive thing that got done. In the evening, I went over to a friend of mine’s house and we had a knitting party. She is working on a beautiful mohair lace project and I worked on the Taos edging.

Sunday, I didn’t get any knitting done, but I did take Terrie and her family on a private tour of the Arsenal. It was incredible – we saw so many things!!! Including a fluffy baby Great Horned Owl (and his mama), a raccoon, a muskrat, tons of birds and deer. Even the bison were obligingly close to the fence. No pictures of course, because I didn’t have my camera. I say “of course”, because if I had taken my camera, we would not have seen a single thing. That’s just the way it works. I did really love that little baby owl, though.

So, I guess that it was a decent weekend, though I don’t have much to show for it. Now it is time to focus on another work week with meetings, meetings, meetings.

Everybody have a great day!!

P.S. Does anyone have experience with a Roomba? I’m giving serious consideration to buying one to deal with the cat hair accumulation in my house…

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  1. I think a Roomba would be a wonderful addition to your “family”. I can see Purccy riding around on it now. –many giggles–

    Comment by DonnaW — April 21, 2009 @ 4:13 pm
  2. Ask Diana (aka YD, aka Stacie). I think they got one at one point.

    I keep thinking that would be easy–no pushing. It would probably put my cat over the edge, however.

    Comment by sue — April 21, 2009 @ 7:05 pm
  3. I think DH mentioned in consumer reports that its just a gadget and it didnt really get good marks. That its really just an expensive toy. I hear there is a pet version of that fancy yellow looking vaccum and for some reason the brand name is slipping from my mind. But it was designed by a british guy if that helps. Any hoo.. Missed ya at knitty night!

    Comment by kari s. — April 21, 2009 @ 11:28 pm
  4. Thanks again for giving us a private tour at the Arsenal! We had a great time :) My mom thinks the 1 bird we couldn’t identify is a Say’s Phoebe (it might have been the bird that caught the bug in mid-air).

    I don’t know anything about the Roomba, but have you tried using the FURminator? If the cats like being brushed, this is a great tool to remove excess hair.

    Have a great week; enjoy the weather!

    Comment by Terrie — April 22, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

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