This week's schedule is full of things that need to be done. None of them involve fun. Some weeks are like that.
I had tasks listed out by day. I knew I probably wouldn't get all of them accomplished, but had high hopes of eliminating most of them. The perfect recipe for an expensive, time consuming, unpleasant surprise.
Yesterday morning I got in the car to go to Bible study, turned on the heater, and pieces of car foam and shredded Kleenex blew out every vent.
So today I spent the afternoon sitting at the Toyota dealership while they dismantled my dash and cleaned out the mouse nest. No rodents were found.
People have been telling me Irish Spring soap in the car works well to keep the rodents away. I've got the car loaded with bright green bars of the stuff. Unfortunately Irish Spring smells so awful it makes me want to stay away as well. Happy St. Patricks Day!
On a more pleasant note - a much more pleasant note - I won Linda Jo's Blogiversary contest.
Yesterday while I was pondering how much it was going to cost to get the car cleaned out, a package of wonderful things arrived in the mail for distraction.
It's that delicious North Idaho Huckleberry Jam. (John and Anne, remember this for Christmas next year.) Also a skein of Zauberball and a lovely bracelet.
Linda Jo makes beautiful beaded things when she's not busy knitting. That's why her blog is called Beadknitter.
She lives in the country in Northern Idaho and has moose come into her yard, doing much more damage than a mouse ever could. She takes their picture and then shoots them with a paintball to encourage them to move on.
Thank you Linda! The package made my day on a day when I really needed something nice to happen.
Last Wednesday, March 9, I heard and spotted the first Robin of the year.
It was a cold, gray, cloudy day and the poor Robin looks like it could use a warm place to take shelter.
It's warmer this week. I saw a flock of Robins fly off this morning when I went out the door. Spring will be here soon.