Sunday, August 12, 2007

Another Lazy Sunday



Yeah, it's another lazy day here, lovely weather and kind of quiet. I worked on my Kauni cardigan this morning while I watched "Shut Up and Sing" (the Dixie Chicks movie). Excellent film, and my sleeve is getting just about to the point where I'll have to switch to dp needles (or my tiny 11" circulars if I can find them in the mess that is my knitting needles storage area)


We also met our friend Lorraine and her 4 boys at Manito Park this morning for coffee and cruising around the duck pond (via scooter, bike, 'Skuttle Bug' and foot). Lots of Canadian Geese, mallards, and a few weird colored ducks hanging around for handouts. We spent a lot of time watching the turtles who also live in the pond. The boys love animals of all kinds, and we observed the wildlife with a minimum of chasing or throwing rocks.


Alex and Liam (the 6 year old twins) had a real life wildlife encounter yesterday! They were on a hike at the Indian Painted Rocks Trail (petroglyphs shown left) and got separated from the group. When they heard their mom calling, they turned around to come back to the trail, and right in front of them was a rattlesnake! Liam the Jungle Boy knew to stop and stand still, so no harm done. But it was a little closer to actual nature than Mom would have liked, I'm sure.
Not much else going on today, maybe some housecleaning if I can get any enthusiasm/energy going for it. And a very short bike ride over to the library to take back some books. Which is about all I'm good for bike-wise. I'm pretty sure I'm the world's worst bicyclist, and I hate to ride on the street, so 6 blocks the library is my big adventure!

8 comments:

Sue said...

another reason NOT to live in Eastern Washington!

Laurie said...

good point. but there's not much danger of getting slug goo between your toes here...

Cara said...

OMG, I can't believe my babies almost got killed by a rattlesnake!! What were they doing off the trail? No more hiking allowed.

Laurie said...

I KNOW! Al was terrified, but Liam had it all under control. Mom says no more hiking!

Cara said...

How did they know it was a rattle snake? Poor Al is never going to want to hike again. Time to stay at Lawrie's and watch tv!

Laurie said...

thank god they are coming over for a few days while mom is in Seattle, no snakes at Gramma Lowie's house. Lorraine said it had a big rattle, and there are r.snakes in the area, so I am believing it was the real deal. I'm sure Al is off hiking for life now!

Meg Ryan said...

I would have had a heart attack and died. No joke! Nature sucks, get those boys back to the city (if you can call Spokane that) and put some Sponge Bob on the TV.

Laurie said...

the boys agree, TV is much safer. We're even a little nervous about watching anything on Animal Planet. NO MORE NATURE!