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When BF came home a few weeks ago she came with a friend who was originally from Germany and had never been out this way. I teased Hubs cuz this new friends is an Oilers fan, and Hubs is a die-hard Flames fan. She teased that when she got home she was sending me an Oilers t-shirt. Last week when I got the mail the parcel was there, but it was an official jersey, not just a t-shirt! The plan was to not let on I had it and wear it out to Hubs's birthday party Saturday night, but he found it in the back of my closet when he was searching for his SingStar Country that we got him (the Littlest One couldn't find it), so my plot was foiled. He said I could wear it anyways so he could throw things at me all evening. But it was too hot, I didn't wear it.
Then today I get the mail, and there was this present awaiting! I sent some sock yarn leftovers off to Wandering Cat Studio for her crackghan, and in return she sent me some Top Cat in a gorgeous blue (which made me think of Nova Knitter, lol!) It's sooooooo soft and squishy, I can't wait to make myself a pair of socks out of this little baby.
So Hubs's birthday is technically tomorrow, July 27. Saturday night we had a party for him and his cousin who had a birthday a week ago. We had a visitor that I didn't even know lived around here, don't think I've ever seen one in person. It was a cute little flying squirrel. I think he has a home in one of my trees cuz there is a bunch of wood shavings on the ground that weren't there a couple of days ago when I weed whacked. I can see a round hole waaaayyyy up in the tree, too. The poor thing was scared to death with all the noise, the poor thing wedged itself under the siding on the garage. The Oldest One had soda crackers, and this little guy snatched one up pronto, but I think it was out of fear, he didn't eat it. He stayed there way too long, but he eventually right himself. It had gotten pitch black out, so I didn't want to blind the little guy with the flash, so I wouldn't take any more pictures. I ended up taking a container, gently scooped him up into it and used the flashlight to keep him from jumping out, and took him to the big tree with the wood shavings around it. I had peanuts in that tree (we've had a normal squirrel coming to the bird feeders) and set him beside a couple of them. I left him alone, but when I went back about 10 minutes later he was gone. Haven't seen him since, but then again they are nocturnal, and I don't go trolling around the yard in the dark - well, not normally. My boys LOVE squirrels and chipmunks, so they are super excited. My parents live up around the corner a ways from us, and she has all kinds that come to her feeders. They are tame enough that they'll eat out of they boys' hands.