I had a Very Serious Post started, but it’s been a long day and I just don’t have it in me. So I’ll go with fluff.
Earlier this week I had one of those oops! days when I forgot to pull something out of the freezer for dinner, and I had to zip down to the grocery for an entree. I’m not really a veggie burger fan, but thanks to a coupon and a good sale, I bought some All American “Flame-Grilled” Boca Burgers. Well, I didn’t buy them. The price scanned was incorrect, and when that happens, Kroger gives you the item for free.
For free emergency veggie burgers, they weren’t too bad. I didn’t get the “flame-grilled” taste at all, but that could have been due to the thick layer of mustard, tomatoes, pickles, and chipotle queso fresco I had on it. I don’t see myself eating them often, but I’ll hang on to the coupon.
In other news, I have a sometime dog:
Meet Jenny, the beagle from down the street. Her owners work during the day, and she gets a bit lonely after she’s run off all the squirrels and birds in her yard. Earlier this week, she decided to tunnel her way under her fence and join me in my garage. We blocked the hole, but she dug another one the next day and came to my house again. I didn’t know whether to fuss at her for digging or praise her for coming straight to my house rather than going out and exploring the busy streets nearby.
Jenny’s owner is working on a longer-term solution but for now, I’m going down to her house on the days I can and bringing her home with me for a while. I’m thinking this might help with her anxiety.
I’m hoping it helps with MY anxiety.
I thought I had a sometime bird, also, but it turned out to be a one-time bird:
I was working in my garage when he flew into his hiding spot. He stayed there for a while, and every now and then another blue jay would sit on the nearby fence and chatter at him. Still, he didn’t budge.
I made the mistake of inching over to the car to see what he was doing and promptly got my head buzzed by the fence-sitting blue jay. Lesson learned. I left him alone while I finished up. Tippi Hendren, I’m not!
Later, I needed to run an errand, but my little bird friend stayed put even when I cranked the car! I put on my yard gloves (and considered adding my bike helmet in case his friend was loitering nearby), planning to smoothly grab him, turn, and set him on the ground. Fortunately, I didn’t have to, because I had the bright idea to tap the gloves against the car above him. He zipped right out of there and flew about 10 feet to the side yard, from where he hopped/flew along the fence until he was out of sight. I don’t know if he was hurt or ill, but something was up with him. Hope he’s doing better now.
Speaking of my garage work, here’s a sneak peek at my table-in-progress (pardon the work zone mess):
Bugs and tree droppings kept flying into my finishes, so I had to move it inside today. I’ll finish it up inside and then slide it into the kitchen. First, I have to decide what I want to do with the top–paint it out white or leave it as is. After that, I’ll wipe it down with an antiquing stain, top coat it, and slide it into the kitchen. Then it’s on to the chairs!
I think that’s enough fluff. I’ll get serious again next week.
Meanwhile, I hope you’re having a wonderful week and if you’re in the US, I hope you’re looking forward to a great holiday weekend! (If you’re outside the US, I still wish you a great weekend!)