That is a little dog named Stone. He’s semi-feral, but hangs out at M’s boyfriend’s mother’s studio in Qingdao. I think he’s lovely. They’ve made a little house for him because he won’t come inside the studio itself.
We’re trying out a new catalog at work — that is very fun. The trainer has gone away, which means I’m trying to make up all the exercise classes I missed over xmas, new year’s, January and February. It’s going very well and I am exhausted.
We went for a wildflower hike on Saturday.
Here are a hound’s tongue and a fetid adder’s tongue for you.
Sunday, I was in charge of an event. We hung out at a local lake and a) had scopes for people to look at birds on a nearby island b) took them on a bird walk c)had post cards for them to sign in support of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
It was a good idea and a worthy cause and we did get 115 postcards signed, which is not nothing. But it was tiring, and I was worried before hand that some terrible unforeseen even would happen, etc.
M made the drawings for the postcards (for sale soon on her etsy site! MaddyTarrDonahue.etsy.com) . I think it went well. It was also complicated because there was a social component. But honestly, it was a success. I’m just tired.
I think I actually learned a lot and would do a few things differently — and we have enough postcards to do it again. I’ll check with my posse and see if they are willing.
Today, though — I have today off! I should clean the house — that could honestly occupy a month. I should call my mother. I should read my book for my book group (The Immortalists).
Honestly, I’m hoping a friend calls and wants to go to the garden store or on a hike.
Anyway, I am sure I will feel much more energized once I have finished my coffee. I do have the laundry underway.
Happy Presidents’ Day! (Present President excepted.)