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March 15, 2010

Cat Bullet

Monday Morning

Filed under: It's a Cat's Life,Rocky Mountain Arsenal — Cat @ 10:14 am


“Hmph” Jordan, 2005

There should be a Country Western song with the theme: “First Monday of Daylight Savings Time, still dark outside, and my blue jeans aren’t dry…”

(or should that be Ain’t dry? CW grammar is confusing sometimes.)

What to report…

Last week was fairly uneventful. Had my annual physical (OH what fun), wherein the Doctor scolded me for various topics and did rather intrusive things. Had to go back on Friday to get my blood tests done (Yes, the blood tests that I tried to have done the week before). Results aren’t back for the most part, but my cholesterol looks good.

Spent Saturday reading books and starting three different socks. All with the same yarn. I don’t know what to do. I have this stunning “Delphinium” colored sock yarn that I got last summer in Alaska but it doesn’t look good with any pattern that I try. Also I swatched it and it seems to run small (high number of stitches per inch), but when I knit it, it seems to be normal, so if I use my gauge swatch to determine the stitches to cast on, it just looks HUGE.

Of course we all know that gauge swatches lie through their little purly teeth, right?

Right now, the sock is 72 stitches, K2P2 ribbing. It is looking decent, color wise. I am currently holding at about one inch, which is my usual “ribbing” depth, but I have to be honest… I may just do the whole sock in K2P2 ribbing. I thought about inventing some sort of lacy pattern, but frankly, I could use a “brainless” sock right now. In my opinion, the yarn looks better in K2P2 than it does in any of the “fancy” patterns that I tried…

Sunday, I woke up, already an hour behind.

Stupid Daylight Savings Time

Conceptually, I knew that I was due out at the Arsenal at 10am, but then I poked around the house for a while and all of a sudden it was 9am and I hadn’t showered yet!!! YIKES!! Never fear, I made it out there with ten minutes to spare, but it was touch and go there for a while…

The tour went well. Lots of Mule deer wandering around (most looking rather scraggly because we are nearing the end of winter), lots of BOPs (Birds of Prey) hanging around in the trees because there was no sun and therefore no thermals to ride.

We saw a beautiful Bald Eagle, perched on a telephone pole. He wasn’t quite full adult (still looked a little muddy around the edges), but he was still very nice looking.

The bison herd is up to 44 individuals (including 6 babies from last summer and more adults brought in from the Bison Refuge over the winter).

Mama Great Horned Owl is back on her nest again this year. I can’t wait to see her babies again.

After the tour, tried to purchase a couple of wedding presents, new pillows and replace my watch band, but was unsuccessful at locating any of the above. That’s what I get for trying to shop outside of my usual comfort zone. Then it started snowing and raining, so I just went home.

More books, and (concurrently) some laundry.

Don’t I have just the most exciting life?

What did everyone else do over the weekend??

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter

3 Comments »

  1. It’s almost as exciting as mine.

    Cheyenne had a city “zoo” consisting of three scraggy buffalo. (This was in 1961, the year Sherry was born.) One of the buffaloes had a baby fairly close to when I had my baby.

    It grew a LOT faster than Sherry.

    Comment by sue — March 15, 2010 @ 9:01 pm
  2. Not sure of the words but I do believe I’m singin’ along. And to answer the question, being a guide at the Arsenal does sound exciting to the rest of us!

    Comment by gale (she shoots sheeps shots) — March 16, 2010 @ 5:57 am
  3. Sounds like a fun day at the Arsenol. When do the owlets hatch?

    Comment by Mom — March 17, 2010 @ 9:32 am

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