Now one would think, hey, day off, perfect for dusting, vacuuming, laundry, floor mopping. As if! Come on! It is a free day, the sun is shining, it is cold but not brutal -- this is a day that has knitting written all over it. Just ask the pugs. When I awoke at 5 a.m. this morning (because apparently I am insane), they just kept snoring. It is really sad when you have to wake dogs up to go for a potty break. They reluctantly joined me for
a jaunt outside, but felt no desire to meander through the darkened streets. Nope, do the business and get back to bed -- that was their motto. I figured I would start on the house (again, apparently I am insane) and skipped down the basement stairs (again, as if) to toss some laundry in while the coffee brewed. All was fine until I sat down to sip that cuppa joe and then the knitting woke up and wiggled its yarny goodness at me, purring, that it so wanted to be a finished sock. I have no willpower against yarny goodness -- none. You will note that next to the reclining pug is a giant pug cup of coffee, a remote control and sock in progress. So we can all figure out that I sat with the pugs and drank coffee and knitted that cashmere/merino blend into a sock of such softness, such allure, such yumminess. Sigh! The dust bunnies are still here, although I did get a couple loads of laundry done and it is garbage night so I'll drag that out to the curb soon -- as soon as I finish a couple more rows.
Naturally, I did not sit all day and knit, I took the fur babies out for 2 walks around the block to sniff the snow and leave lots of pee-mail for their buds in the hood. The boyz even had a peeing contest: Ho-Tei pees on a spot, then Myoki pees on the same spot, then Woody pees in the same spot, then Ho-Tei pees on the same spot. . . .this will continue until I drag them away. The funny thing is they wait while each one takes a turn. Then when I walk the girls aka the honorary pugs, they sniff the spot and look at me like "man, those boyz are nasty, Mom." Great, a day spent drinking coffee and knitting results in a post consisting of dog pee -- yeah, I do live on the edge.
I will leave you with this parting shot of almost the entire dog family -- Woody left as I was snapping the photo. He, obviously, prefers not to share the spotlight. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Snuffles and snorts to you all.