Thursday, April 23, 2020

T is for Too Much Time On My Hands

I was going to write a post about things I did today for "T," but it was a pretty dull list.

I had a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast.

I took a really long walk to what should be a crowded shopping district, but I was the only one there.

At Branson Landing

I found a wondrously misspelled word on a sign.


I saw a daddy Mallard duck guarding a very hidden mama Mallard duck as she sat on a nest.

Daddy on the left. Mommy tucked under the
grass on the right. Not a pond, just a low
place in a yard down the street after lots of rain.

I got a picture of our 5 itty bitty baby house finches that are in a nest made in the wreath hanging on the front door.

Mama was fussing at me from a tree.

And those were the highlights of my day. Imagine what I left out....

Instead, I decided to make hats for the cats, because when you're under a stay at home order, you find yourself with a lot of time on your hands, and even I have to admit there's a limit to how many episodes of "Friends" I can watch in a week.

I didn't have a pattern for the hats, because I couldn't find any free ones on the interweb, and I wasn't about to pay for one. But winging it is how I've gotten through the A to Z Challenge up to to this point, so why stop now?

I made a tiara for Nora Pearl (I could have stopped at that and called it "T is for Tiara," but I had a lot of yarn and a lot of time).

Princess Nora Pearl

She was not thrilled, but she did tolerate her tiara for about 15 minutes before she shook it off.

I made a beanie for Lewis. I had to put a chin strap on it, because he dodged it when I was trying to size it on him, and I knew he wouldn't leave it on long enough for a picture without one.

Watching me with interest before
I involved him.

I was correct.

Lewis trying to shake off the hat.

Had to be QUICK to get this.

Finn was minding his business, sleeping on the bath mat in a dark, quiet bathroom, when my daughter and I descended on him and made him wear the beanie.

He was the unhappiest model of all, but instead of shaking it off, he simply fell over.

Fell. Over.


Did I waste a ridiculous amount of time doing this?


Was it worth it?

A thousand times yes.



  2. I think this is my favorite post of your A to Z challenge so far. What an awesome way to spend your time. The cat hats are absolutely fantastic and kudos for actually being able to take pictures.

    For one of our GISH challenges we had to have our cat wear a mustache. It took us about an hour to get a serviceable picture and that was simply holding the mustache in front of him - never mind actually having him wear it. I am impressed you got the hats on your cats!

    Weekends In Maine

    1. Thanks, Karen! They ran from me the next day when I came near them!

      I just read your post about the GISH challenges! Loved your picture of your cat with the mustache, and I am going to find out more about the GISH challenge, too!

  3. Hahaha. Your day was busier than mine.