Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rainy weekend

So, last weekend, it rained.  and rained and rained and RAINED, and now here we are at Tuesday and it's STILL raining.


Saturday morning, I went to a local garden center that was having their annual season-ending sale, and bought some day lilies, which are one of the few things the neighborhood deer will (usually) leave alone, to replace some weird bush-type perennial that kicked the bucket in my front yard some time back.  I also grabbed a pumpkin plant and a tomato plant, because the deer need a balanced diet, doncha know.

After that, I headed up to Ithaca and splashed around in the rain and bought out Hobby Lobby, and I found some other Very Cool Stuff that I'll be talking about later this week.  Sunday morning, I woke up with visions of Belgian waffles dancing in my head, so I headed for a diner and ate like I'd just gotten back from a week-long camping trip.  *urp*

I was supposed to do a road trip on Sunday afternoon to pick up yet another foster (I KNOW), but that got canceled so I threw on a rain coat and headed for the creek.

The paintballers have been busy reinforcing their perimeters:

and digging entrenchments:

and doing some general reinforcing work:

Insert standard old-fogy "Well, at least they're outside in the fresh air and not cooped up inside playing video games" comment here.

I played some with the macro feature on my camera:

This is my current fav photo:

Sunday afternoon I did a bunch of laundry and let the foster kittens out to romp around the house for a while and broke up a war between Tinks and one of the neighborhood cats in the backyard (TINKS!) and felt kind of relieved that even if I'd wanted to mow, I couldn't, what with all the rain.

And today I read that this has been the fifth-most-rainiest June on record in this area, and it's STILL raining today, so who knows?  Might end up fourth-rainiest, or even third-rainiest! 

Oh yay.


~~Silk said...

Now you know how Tinks likely got the chewed-up ear.

fmcgmccllc said...

It is not raining right this minute. This is all my fault, I bought new sunglasses I had been pining for. Damn.

rockygrace said...

~~Silk, yep. We were at the vet's last night for a preventative shot of penicillin. And a checkup on the teeth. The vet recommended I mix something called "Rescue Remedy" in his food to calm him down - I'll give it a shot.

fmcetc., I think "not raining right this minute" is about all I can wish for at this point. Ha.

fmcgmccllc said...

If the Rescue Remedy is homeopathic I used to use that to calm me down. Forgot about it, thanks for the reminder. It does work.

rockygrace said...

fmcetc., I'm glad to know it works! I'm planning on picking some up this weekend.