These murderous beasts have systematically slayed every single rodent in the house, and many outside, too. And I've only had them since the beginning of August! I meant to call them Pancho and Lefty (anyone know the reference?), but since I got them in response to the mouse problems I had with the truck, resulting in the truck starting itself in the middle of the night prior to spending 2 months at the repair shop - I'm calling the left cat Sparky. Pancho on the right and Sparky on the left.
I've been being a hermit here at the homestead since Wednesday, and these days at home have been a godsend. Last week I wrote that I was going to relax, but anyone that knows me knows I am constitutionally incapable of relaxing (oh how I wish that were different!). Instead, I got many things done that were lower on the list. I set up a wireless network in the house, sortof. All the computers can print wirelessly to the printer, but the computers can't see each other. I'd like for them to see each other so that I can move pictures all to one central location. Maybe I'll get to that this weekend, or maybe it will happen next time I "relax." I put a few hooks in the basement so I can hang clothes coming out of the dryer. I finished constructing the raised beds. I cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner. I washed many loads of laundry. I took a savage axe to all the stacks of disorganized paper, shredded a years worth of things, and filed the things I want to keep a while longer. Yay for finally being better organized, paper-wise! My house was built before closets were desirable, I guess, and there aren't any closets on the first floor, except a broom closet in the bathroom. It's taken me a long time to make places for everything with shelves and boxes, so that it looks relatively OK and everything has a place. (Of course, different people have different definitions of OK....)
And ... I mostly finished the neckwarmer! All that's left is to put the buttons on, and I went to my button stash to find some good candidates. I can't believe I successfully made buttonholes! This knitting thing is pretty neat. I may be hooked.