Liesl and I had another wonderful day. I needed a little extra rest, so I missed church today. I slept in until about 7:45 and woke up slowly. Had a nice couple of cups of coffee then made some scrambled eggs for Liesl and me. She even got a little extra cheese on hers for being such a good girl. We had such a nice quiet morning.
I watched part of the race, then saw that it was going to be 500 laps. Not much happens until about Lap 200. Plus it was sunny outside, so off I went to work on my front yard. The front yard was starting to get a vacant lot look to it with all of the weeds, plus I had some demonic looking foxtails growing there. Since they are super dangerous to dogs, I try to get them out as fast as possible. I swear they grow about a foot and half over night.
I do not like working in my front yard as much as the backyard. My front yard has stinging nettles and much as I try to avoid them, they always get me. They even creep up my pants' leg. They smart like heck. I got some of them out and planted my lavender plants that I bought this week at Home Depot, along with a couple of hydrangea bushes. It was pretty fun, other than the nettles. As soon as I finished up, the sun disappeared for the rest of the day, so I am glad that I took that time outside.
I puttered around the house the rest of the day, watched the rest of the race and stitched a bit. I am working on a project that I had put away for while and I am remembering why. I am wondering if this one will ever really be completed.
We had a near disaster last evening. Around 10pm last night I took Liesl out for the last time of the evening. I always do a check of the yard to make sure there are no critters that can hurt her. I looked and there was nothing there. So I let her out but left the door open while I went into the kitchen for some water. Usually, I stay with her, but all was quiet. Suddenly, I heard her making some really excited noises and running really fast on my gravel path, so I bolted outside.
I live on a hill, so my neighbor's house sits above mine. The total height between the retaining wall and fence is probably 10-12 feet. Liesl was running for the fence. That was when I saw the hugest raccoon ever on top of the fence, looking like it was going to jump down on Liesl. I was beyond angry. Raccoons can easily do damage to a dog, including killing them. I ran up to that fence and using my best angry momma voice and shaking my finger at it, I said, "You GO AWAY!" I had no stick, nothing to fend it off, but it obviously understands an angry momma. It hesitated for a moment, looked at me like I was nuts, them lumbered off along the fence. Then I told Liesl sternly to go inside, whereupon I picked her up and thanked God that nothing awful had happened. Thank goodness I heard her excitement before anything bad happened. I am really overprotective of her, but I will be even more alert from now on.