Tuesday April 24th 2012, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Friends,Wildlife

Lots and lots of things I had thought I would get done today, but it turned out to be a good one for resting up and taking it easy. Found the right yarn for my aunt. Swatched a pattern idea. Nixed it.

Then an email came in: a friend had a severe migraine and a daughter to pick up at the airport in less than an hour. Help?

And so her daughter and I had a great visit all the way home, a rare treat when it’s someone else’s college kid coming back. I thought she was surely joking when she mentioned it was cold (it was 72) but no; her university’s in Hawaii, and she was laughing at herself for de-acclimatizing so easily. (I’d love to visit her campus…)

That got me going, and so I went to Milk Pail to get the manufacturing cream to make chocolate tortes for the people who gave us our own rides to and from the airport this past week.

And…  Just before dusk, in the blink of an eye and then gone, a Cooper’s hawk swerved under the birdfeeder and over the black squirrel that had no idea that that was something he should be worried about.  I got to see one of my hawks! I’m home.

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a rest day after a trip is a good thing! welcome home and glad you had a good time

Comment by Bev 04.25.12 @ 8:08 am

Visit a campus in Hawaii? Why would you want to visit so desolate a place?

Resting is my hobby.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.25.12 @ 9:06 am

Oh yes, temperature acclimation is quite funny. We visited my brother in Tacoma, WA, one summer and his wife was sweltering in the, you guessed it, 72 degree heat. Same year, a few months later my friend in Desert Hot Springs is chilly because the temp has dropped to, once again, 72 degrees. For me, its just right.

Comment by DebbieR 04.25.12 @ 9:19 am

I love it. We’re having late winter temps (ended this morning… I think?) and I have been not-patiently reminding my chilly local friends that *I* was in sunny, 82 degree San Fran on Saturday, so 29 at night is PARTICULARLY cruel!

Comment by Channon 04.25.12 @ 10:00 am

And a happy home it seems to be! I’m glad you took time to rest. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 04.25.12 @ 11:14 am

It is great when there is joy in the going and joy in the coming home, too.

Comment by twinsetellen 04.26.12 @ 4:03 pm

the high was 60 something yesterday, the low last night 34. Oscar has a majorly important interview today, the place he first wanted to work, where he took all his certifications… as an instructor!(perfect)

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.27.12 @ 7:41 am

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