The Bachelor

No, not that silly TV show where unhappy people pretend that you can pick the love of your life, if you're confined with a small enough group of people that you're required to choose from to get your money.  No wonder divorce rates are so high, if that's what people expect courting to be like.  But, who am I to have an opinion.  I've never watched it.  Just judged it a whole lot.

I'm a bachelor this week.  Rob is visiting his Mom.  Bachelor here means one person doing all the chores for us both.  Rob's chores are a lot of work.  And, they all happen when I'm used to my slow awakening in the morning and when I first walk in after work and am used to spending a few minutes winding down. 

The birdie must like the nest I rebuilt for her.  She has laid a fourth egg in it.  Yesterday, I turned the pot and watered and lowered it a little so it would get a bit more sun.  They parents came back soon as I walked away and she crawled down in the nest and stayed there.  The dad darted around a bit threateningly (like a two and a half inch bird can be a threat), but then he flew off to sit in a tree somewhere. 

I spent time in the yard, moving pots around and watering.  My new favorite thing is these flower pot risers.  They come in packs of three and they lift the flower pots off that expensive new deck and keep the soil that leaks out of them from staining the deck.  And, they make the pots look nicer.

On Saturday, I pin basted this 30's reproduction quilt.  I added borders to another one, but I'll show that another day.  I got this one all ready to quilt, but I can't find a thread that makes me happy.  So, I'm going to keep looking for that and move on to try quilting something else.  I want a very pale shade of that "special" 30's green.  Something that will barely show up in the white background.  We'll see if I end up settling for white. 

These moonflowers bloomed for Rob yesterday.  But, he left before the sun came up and didn't get to see them. 

When Rob was talking to his Mom on Friday night, he found out that the handle broke off her sauce pan.  So, on Saturday, we went to Sydney's store and picked up a new matching set of red pots and pans.  We weren't sure if that was too intrusive or not, so we left the price tags on them.  They're very bright red.  But, she loved them.  Which is a good thing, since I accidentally threw away the receipt.


Everybody have a great Monday!  It's time to go do my morning chores now.  Chores, chores, chores.  Even the chore of getting Syd to do her chores.  She thinks no one will notice til Rob gets back.  But, he warned me about that. 


She went with me to the grocery yesterday so she could pick up food for herself for the week.  She takes her lunch to work every day now that she's working full time.  I guess she got that from me.  I watched her pack her lunch yesterday.  That girl knows how to eat!  Grilled chicken salad and a few sensible snacks.  Good for her, giving up on high calorie carbs.  Finally!



Anonymous said...

That's a great photo of you in the corner with the birds nest. The moonflower is very pretty. I'm sure Rob will be missing you guys. Mary

Rebecca Grace said...

Good luck with your quest for the Perfect Pale Green Thread! That quilt looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see more of it once you start quilting it. And I know SO WELL the chore of trying to get kids to do chores. Mine are still in high school and by the time I get Son the Younger to just agree to BATHE I am exhausted!!! Enjoy your week. When my husband is out of town on business, I take advantage of the opportunity to blast music through the house that he can't stand. That way I get it out of my system and I can go back to music genres that we BOTH enjoy when he returns! :-)

Carla said...

Hope found that special green. That's a hard one. Love the photo of you under the birds nest sorta.