Friday Cozies – Week 30 of 2020

On Fridays I like to share a few pictures from the week. Friends, it was a real humdinger. I’m sharing bears, berries, and bunnies, oh my! Please come on in and let’s catch up!

As of this writing, the most exciting moment of the week was the bear in our backyard on Wednesday night. I’ve had bear sightings since I’ve moved to New Hampshire, but none in my own yard. This bear found our rabbit food despite it being locked away in a feed bucket with a tight lid, which is quite frightening. I’m hoping we can get it all cleaned up and take away its food source so that it will not visit anymore! I kept my eye on the yard last night and ever saw it and our feed shed seems undisturbed, which is a relief. I definitely don’t want to get to the point of calling Fish and Game and then make an appearance on North Woods Law.

We’ve been picking a couple of handfuls of blackberries every day, which Birdie eats right away. But there are still big patches that haven’t turned yet, so I’m expecting enough for baking in the next couple of weeks – as long as the bear doesn’t get them first! And the wildflowers are really starting to blossom – we have little patches of them all over the place thanks to neglecting mowing.

I’m relieved that our state is making it so easy to request an absentee voter ballot throughout the pandemic. My form is filled out and ready to be sent in!

I still haven’t decided on a contrasting color for my spark cardigan. The Loopy Ewe gives updates on new yarns on Mondays – I’ll check their site for the perfect pink then, but if I can’t find one then I’m going to move on and find something else. I’ve found lots of really pretty pink yarns, but they’re all solid and I want something slightly variegated. Something like this would be perfect, but it’s cotton. I really want something as woolly and grabby as possible because there’s steeking involved! I worry that cotton would just slip away after it’s cut with scissors.

Earlier this week I decided to download a Stay at Home Bingo card just to see how I’d fare even though the game started on April 1st. I got three bingos without trying! I’ve included three books that I’ve read with my oldest this summer but haven’t blogged about (The Tale of Despereaux for a non-human protaganist, The Witches for re-reading a childhood favorite, and James & the Giant Peach for a children’s classic). As I was updating my reading spreadsheet last night to add a few columns for diversity, I discovered that Elly Griffiths is a pseudonym! I wasn’t sure how I was going to fill that square beforehand. And after consulting google, I’ve learned what speculative fiction is and have filled that square with The Glass Hotel, which isn’t reflected in this picture. I have a good plan for most of the empty squares, but would welcome recommendations for books originally published posthumously. This is fun and I wish I would have printed out a card earlier because it would have been entertaining to focus on clearing a whole card this summer!

Bug is home from his treatment center today due to staffing issues. I’m so happy! It will be fun to have him home and playing in the yard all day. And it’s nice that I won’t have to pack a lunchbox and backpack for his day away.

I plan to be back on Monday with a post about my Hobonichi Weeks spread from this week. Yesterday I asked if anyone was interested in a link-up and at least one person is! Since I’ll be writing the post anyway, I’m going to try to add in a link-up option. I invite you to join me and share an update on your journaling habit. All practices are welcome – diary-style journaling, bullet journaling, art journaling, truly anything and everything counts!

I hope you have a quiet and peaceful weekend and I hope to see you on Monday.

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    1. My husband was at work and I was texting him and sending him pictures like crazy. I just knew it was going to barrel through my bedroom window and maul me. But it didn’t. I went out to the back porch and shouted HEY BEAR and it sauntered away. I hope it stays away for good!

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  1. I’m so glad you found the SAH Book Bingo! I’ve read two beautiful memoirs published post-humously When Breath Becomes Air and Bright Hour … truly, both are beautiful, but you need to go into them knowing the narrator at the beginning is going to die and it’s hard. And since I’ve read both of those and have that square on my card, I’m going to read Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston.

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    1. Thank you for these suggestions. I thought about When Breath Becomes Air but I know that the story is tragic and I don’t think I’m up for that sort of thing right now! Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick sounds intriguing — I haven’t heard of that one!

      I’m also thinking of Diary of a Young Girl, Persuasion, or I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. There are more to choose from than I first realized!

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