Tuesday last week, I hung out with finari
, and we did some shopping at WalMart. I came out of it with 13 yards of some white fabric with a really cool weave. Mmm. More fabric.
I can't remember if anything unusual happened on Wednesday, but Thursday I hung out with friends, and we chatted about different RPGs.
Friday evening I hung out with the girls. We played a few games of Halo. I am not a competitive person, so I only lasted three or so games before I lost interest (sorry, yall!). Then we watched Sahara
. I think I'm going to buy that DVD.
Saturday morning Matt and I went over to Glen and Jeanette's place for a birthday party for Aleis, who is now five. I can't believe so much time has already passed! After that, Matt was feeling poorly so we went home and rested.
Sunday, Matt and I went to my parents' and made cookies and just generally hung out. I started reading a biography on Nathanael Greene, for whom I've always had a great deal of respect. I'm about half-way through and he is definitely becoming more human and less "legend," but I still have such respect for him.
I had an exciting Monday morning as the space heater we set up caught on fire shortly after I plugged it in and went back to bed. I heard a sharp pop!
and the heater turned off, so I got out of bed and went to the power cord. As I was standing over it staring down blurrily, it went fffpoof!
and burst into a small flame. I squawked and turned off the surge protector (isn't it supposed to turn itself off?), and the flame went out. Whee! Then I grabbed my portable alarm clock, re-set it for work and crawled back into bed. It took me a little to calm down, heh.
That evening, we went out to the farm to prep it for the upcoming freeze, opening all the pipes and shutting off the water. Fun, fun!
Last night, Finari came over to hang out and brought Sky High
with her. I loved it, heh.
This morning, I saw a redtailed hawk perched on my neighbor's fence when I let the hound out for his morning run. I ran back inside, snagged the camera, and crept up as close as I thought it would let me and got some pictures. It just sat there, looking at me, all puffed up because of the cold. So beautiful! Now I just need to find the card reader so I can download the pictures....
Also, my dog tried to eat the shop cat. Each morning as we walk in the front door, I let him off leash. About 99% of the time he just runs up the stairs and goes directly to my office door and waits for me to catch up and unlock it for him, after which he promptly goes to his cushion and falls asleep. This time, however, the upstairs door to the shop was cracked open, and he either smelled or heard Mama-san. I was downstairs when I heard his very emphatic "GRRR-WOOFWOOF!"
and the skitter of his claws on the wood floor as he made his lunge. I yelled "NO!" and ran up the stairs. He had already calmed down a little, although his hackles were up, his tail was flying, and he had a big, toothy grin on that pointy muzzle of his. I peeked out the door and saw a very, very offended Mama-san who was staring at the door, blue eyes dilated and tail poofed. I carefully clicked the door closed and went back to my office, with my hound prancing cheerfully a few steps ahead of me. I guess thinks he told her.
Well, I'm gonna stop here because lunch is almost over, and who knows, I may get to go home early. Texas and icy roads do not mix well. Jaelies and ice mix even worse. ^_~