We see all kinds of animals at work besides dogs and cats: rabbits, parrots, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, lizards of all kinds, and pigs. We’ve even seen chickens and peacocks. Yesterday we saw something really unusual: an anteater. Heretofore, my only exposure to ant-eating animals was a cartoon from the sixties called The Ant & the Aardvark.
It was really cool to see it up close. It had long fingernails that reminded me of a sloth. Its face was really cute. It was surprisingly strong. It also had a musky odor that reminded me a little of a skunk. Its tail was prehensile. It was so interesting. The doctor let me take a picture with it. At first, it was a simple enough picture, but the anteater had other ideas for a pose.
I have a goofy look on my face, but in my defense, it was a pretty weird situation.
Once it got its hands on my shirt, it started pulling. It was so strong.
Oops! No ants down there!
The weather was beautiful yesterday. It was cool in the morning, but warmed up as the day wore on. By afternoon, it was delightful. I went outside twice. The first time, it was to take a chart to the pet store. The second time, it was to go to the dumpster.
When I’m at work and it’s nice out, I always say to myself that if I were free, I’d be outside enjoying the weather. But when I’m off and it’s a beautiful day, what do I do? I stay inside. Sheesh!
Sunny and warm.
I had a very Eastery Easter yesterday.
As is my wont, I got a new Easter tie this year. The picture doesn’t show the colors properly. It’s navy and lime green. I really like it.
I think standing by the window gave me too much light.
I started the day with sunrise service at my church’s cemetery. I love this service! There is a little chapel in the cemetery. The view out the window behind the pulpit was pretty:
You can’t see it in the picture, but the tree is budding.
After a small break at home, I went to my church for the big worship service. I loved sitting in the balcony for choir, because I was up close with the organ and trumpets.
They were so loud, I could sing at the top of my lungs.
When we did the Passing of the Peace, I laughed out loud. Everyone was greeting everyone so loudly and so long, it took a while to get order back. I loved it!
I was a little late to work because church went long. One of my co-workers brought cupcakes! They were so fruity. She dropped a Skittle into the middle of each cupcake before baking. I couldn’t tell if the fruity flavor was already in the batter, or if the Skittle put it there.
Happy Easter! He is risen!
Yesterday I went back to Amazing Glaze to do another pottery painting. This time, it was with Peggy and Denis. We met at the Bel Air branch. It was really fun to sit at the table and talk while we worked. I have got to join a book club or art club or something.
This branch of Amazing Glaze had a different shape of flower pot, so I chose that this time. I was excited to try a different technique. I painted different colors in layers, then wiped through the layers in spots with a wet paper towel. Peggy and Denis did interesting things too. Denis did three colors, blending them at the transition lines. Peggy put small round stickers on her mug, then glazed over them, then pulled the stickers off. Instant polka dots!
I will be interested to see the results. I will of course share them here.
I had to get up a lot and use a hair dryer to dry the different layers.
In one of my attempts to unpack some boxes of “Miscellaneous” from the boxes in the basement, I discovered something I didn’t remember that I still had: a bag of Lego blocks. Mixed in with all the pieces, I saw the hull of a ship. It said “Fire Fighter”. Then it came back to me. I had this set when I was a kid. I wonder if I could reconstruct it? I have found the instructions HERE.
I think the bag has more than just the Fire Fighter ship set. Maybe with the leftover blocks I could make a space ship. I was always building space ships when I was a kid.
Its construction should be exceedingly simple.