Have you wondered why I haven't been around since last Tuesday? My monitor finally bit the dust...so, I had to order another one from Walmart as they didn't have one in stock and it just arrived yesterday afternoon!!! Whew! I thought I was going to miss the "wrap up" post and so much more! Once again I have catch up to do with all of you.
Once I installed the monitor I spent the rest of the afternoon using Pic-Collage making monthly collages of all my finishes for YOP 2018-19. The photos aren't very good but it is what it is. It could be this monitor....it's very small. So here goes.......bye bye YOP 2018-19 and next week we will welcome in YOP 2019-20!
I will catch you up with what's been happening here on the homestead at the end of my wrap up.
Now, for a recap of what's been happening since I went offline!
I finished "the pool project" and have 1 spaghetti squash planted in it.....it will spread for sure! A lot of work for one plant but I will be using this planter again...unless I move...hopefully!
I had some adventures working in the yard. I go out early while it is cool but it's also very wet so my feet get soaked plus it seems that the animals have the same idea. I ran into 2 copperhead snakes but little ones....one was a baby and one was a juvenile...I just don't want to run into "mama"! The juvenile tried to go in my garage so I raked it down the driveway as much as I could before it went off in the grass. I have never seen a full grown copperhead in my yard and I hope I never do! I have seen one killed on the road and they are big! It was only a block away so I know they are around here. I went back to my trimming and raking and I spotted something in the drain that goes underground to drain water from the gutter away from the house. It was yellow so I thought some plastic something or other had fallen in the drain. I went to grab it and it moved....Whoa Nellie.....I had to back up and figure out what the heck it was.....it looked like maybe another snake but then I realized it was the back end of a turtle! It had fallen headfirst into the drain and was stuck! The poor thing! I put my gloves on and got her out and then she wanted to go in the garage! What's up with my garage? I picked her up and took her across the street and headed her in the direction of the lake which is where I'm sure she came from. They come over here and bury their eggs and then go back. I hate to tell them but the armadillos dig them up and eat them. So, that is my 'brush with nature' this week. I hope that's the end of it! I love nature and animals but the poisonous snakes and spiders around here I can do without and the poison ivy, oak, etc.
I've kept up with my daily cross stitching for the 'days' and tomorrow Jolly July starts....31 days of ornaments! I have all the patterns but I may need some supplies. I'll be working on that today.
Next week starts YOP 2019-2020!!! So exciting! I love planning! I had started but when the monitor went out I could not access Ravelry or even my patterns that I have on my pc. I will be doing much of that today also and of course, this coming week.
Oh, on top of that they ran the fiber optic to my house and in 7-10 days they will be coming to install it inside and hook up my router and t.v. to it. I'm looking forward to that!
I think Annie has finally realized that Nitty is not coming back and my happiest family member has been "down in the mouth" all week. She's eating and drinking and going out and her nose is cold and wet but she is not herself and it breaks my heart that she doesn't understand.....or maybe she does. Yes, we are still missing Nitty and every time I think of her the eyes start watering again. She will always be loved and always be missed.
I just want to thank all of you for letting me be part of a great YOP group and year. You are all such an inspiration to me and I always look forward to your posts. Here's to another great year ahead!