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tea_and_toast ([personal profile] tea_and_toast) wrote2016-11-09 07:06 pm

Socks and Snakes

Well. Where to start? Ignoring the recent political upheavals suits me right now. I've been sick lately, and haven't taken many pictures worth posting. In the past two months, we've been visited by a hawk (it ate a dove on our telephone pole. I found it because I saw white feathers drifting down in the front yard like snow), a snake (see below), and a coyote that trotted down our street in broad daylight like it was no big deal.

I finished knitting a pair of socks. Because of other projects and toddlers and general distraction, it took me nine months. Not that it matters; it was 100 degrees out today. I don't exactly need to curl up in warm wool socks.

The snake in question. He was on the porch when Toddler and I were heading out the front door, so back in we went. I think he was more upset about the encounter than we were, though. Not the first snake on our porch ever, either.

I sewed some pretty little pincushions for my etsy shop, but I have been too ill to put them up for sale. Maybe soon. Everything is behind.

I made brownies the other day. I have the recipe memorized. 325 degrees. Third of a cup of water, third of a cup of oil, one egg. Add the brownie mix and stir. Walnuts if you can get away with them. 48 minutes in the oven. (Though, somehow, cream cheese frosting has become de rigueur for our brownies. How did that happen?)

Toddler is into all the things, especially if it involves climbing or moving furniture.