Random Scenes from the Week

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.

boca burger

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:

jenny the beagle

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:

bird on a tire

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):

white table base with dark-stained top

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!)

18 thoughts on “Random Scenes from the Week

  1. I am not a fan of any pre-made frozen burgers, veggie, chicken, or beef. I like to make my own! And all of my own taste delicious.

    I think for me, based on my lack of time and being away from the house most of the day, a borrowed, some-time dog would be a perfect pet!

  2. I think it was a baby bird who just took his first flight out of the nest, and so he didn’t know he could fly anywhere else! And that was his mom or dad protecting him. Isn’t that a good theory?

    What a very nice neighbor you are! That looks like a sweet dog.

    Pretty table. Be sure to show us the finished product!

  3. I bet that was a juvenile jay and that was the parent chattering at it. How cool! You seem to get the dogs, I get the kitties. We have the world covered.

  4. Jenny is a cutie, how nice to have a sometimes companion. I want to pet her velvet ears. :) I vote with others above, baby jay. As for the vegie burgers … eww. All that stuff on a turkey burger could work though.

  5. Your table is going to be awesome!!
    When I was about 10, a bird flew into our house – trying to get it back out was “fun” for sure!!!

  6. That table is going to be beautiful! I love doing crafty things like that, just haven’t had a chance lately. Your sometime dog is adorable. I love beagles! Some daytime love is probably just what she needs. In your previous post, you said you’d gained enough to reawaken your inner warrior, the one who doesn’t want to buy bigger clothes. ME TOO! I bounce up and down about 5 lbs. I’m only 5’1, so 8 lbs pushes me into a bigger size. NOOOOO!

  7. that bird reminds me of the BOY WHO STOWED AWAY ON THE PLANE TO HAWAII!
    which is serious stuff so we shall stay away from it on the post o’fluff.


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