Determined to make progress in spite of the heat, I parked myself in Mr. P’s recliner directly in front of a huge noisy floor fan. First though, I gathered my current project and the necessary threads, needles and scissors. Next, I reclined to the first position, turned on the TV and set the volume at unlawful decibel level so I could hear what they were saying on Criminal Minds. Even though it’s totally unnecessary–I’ve either seen the episode or can do a pretty good Mystery Science Theater 3000 adaptation for crime TV.
But it all worked out. I stayed cool enough to do the hand quilting and only stopped after a good hard jab under the fingernail put me out of commission for the afternoon. After that, I had to content myself with a new book, Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall. The cooler evening temperatures brought two feline visitors over. They’ve been holed up in the heat all day. I wish I had action shots of this. Unfortunately, Stinka moves as quick as a panther and I was lucky to get a few blurry images. This poor plant continues to live despite her determination to use it as a back scratcher. She “hides” in there and jumps out at an unsuspecting Petey.
This is how we amuse ourselves here on a summer evening. Watching the antics of our neighbors’ cats. It’s a good life.