Happy Independence Day, everyone!
I worked pretty much a full day today, but managed to squeeze in some fun! We have had really hot and humid weather lately – and a perfect time for the AC to die, right? Yeah. Nothing like that unexpected expense, but we are now nice and cool again. Anyway, I wanted to ride today since I haven’t been in a week! That meant an early ride before it got hot.
All set for a patriotic ride. Red shirt, white legs. No blue, though.
It was hot already – and humid. Did I mention that? Phew! Any time we stopped, I just dripped sweat. It felt much better to just never stop pedaling. Except for a snack:
20 miles was good enough, especially with having to work still.
It’s been pretty crazy around here. Between several appliances going on the fritz, and issues with my computer, we have also been pet sitting. My sister’s family went to Disney (cue my extreme jealousy in 3…2…1 ).
Anyway, they have a pet sitter come in to take care of the dog, the turkeys and ducks. However, little Phoenix is too young to be by himself for a week, so we are taking care of him. Also, the pet sitter said she was afraid of birds, so we are watching the society finch as well. He’s pretty scary, don’t you think?
He is 3 inches, maybe? Seriously – not scary LOL! Pixie was uber pleased at this tasty snack that arrived:
I need to keep the door closed to the room or she will be all over the poor thing.
We also have Heather the snail:
She doesn’t do much, so that’s not a big deal.
Then there is Phoenix. Of course, I cannot call any animal by its given name, so he has been dubbed Mr. Peanut.
Pixie has been better than I thought she would be. She hisses a lot, but she isn’t beating on him. He wants to play with her all the time though, and it annoys her to no end. I keep him in a separate bedroom overnight or when we are out to keep them apart.
Phoenix gets into everything. He finds seltzer bubbles especially fascinating.
Tons of energy in such a tiny thing. He is adorable when he sleeps:
He seems pretty unphased with our musical activity.
We have these guys through the weekend.
Hope you are having a great holiday weekend! Or just a great weekend for non US people 😀