Last year I had three gleaned duck decoys in my little pond. In December we had a flood and one went walk-about to points north, one tried and got tangled in the fence, and one rode the storm and 20 foot flood waters out serenely. Just like people, those little decoys. A few weeks ago I relaunched the one that got caught in the fence trying to escape and she now glides the pond. Except yesterday I noticed she has grown a cobweb between her head and back feathers. Now I'm eyeballing the little boat my F-I-L has hanging upside down in the barn with the idea of getting to, and doing a makeover on the poor thing.
So I stopped by my friendly Ace Hardware and got a lounge chair, and took down my book and spent a lovely late afternoon relaxing, and thinking of Koi...but when you have three doggies, doggies like to be with...so pretty soon my lounge chair was full and I was thinking about running up the hill fast and hiding inside the 5th wheel for some me time.
Oh well, we love each other unconditionally, most of the time, and they never eat my last Popsicle without asking so what better companions could there be?
It didn't kill me to learn to drive the riding lawn mower. They will never take my diva gloves away from me though...
Chinese restaurants and a pot of tea
(((Neighbors who water plants without being asked)))