Testing on the deck was nice and relaxing until we were interrupted by a momma raccoon and her baby. The baby got stuck on the other side of the fence somehow and started screaming while the momma chattered loudly. It was a horrible and upsetting sound, and there wasn't anything I could do about it except shuffle everyone inside to safety where we finished testing for the day. Eventually the screaming stopped, and I got brave enough to go outside with a broom to see if the raccoons were still there. They weren't. I hope the baby is okay. I also hope it doesn't decide to get too comfy in my backyard.
I made a delicious dinner but ate a tiny bit too much and felt really bloated.
|Calico Beans and Creamy Cucumber Salad|
I remedied that by taking a walk with my girls. It was my idea and everything! I'm not sure where that wild hair came from, but it was nice walking at sunset.
When we got home our neighbor was in our driveway trying to catch his cat which was obviously badly injured. He was backing out of the garage and the cat was lying there and he felt a sickening thud. We're thinking good thoughts for the poor cat. This was not a good day for animals around here.
Then I sat on the deck and relaxed while the sun disappeared completely. The kids and I put the cover on the pool and picked up the backyard, and here I sit feeling good about the day. It doesn't seem like much when I write it all out. There was the usual dishes and laundry, but that's all. Still, it's a lot more activity than I've been used to since last Fall. A good day, overall.