I am growing accustomed to watching Ivy jump up on a big stack of quilts and pull them down to the floor on top of her.
I am not only waking up through the night to let Charlie out, but Ivy wakes me up for a tummy rub.
All this I do with gladness.
I have a new coffee table I wasn’t planning to show you yet, but Ivy changed those plans.
I was offered my choice of a Turkish area rug from a rug company, and I wanted to show it off in style when it arrives.
It is somewhat elegant (in my view) and prompted me to get a glass coffee table from Wayfair that will show the shades of brown rug underneath. So you should be seeing that soon.
Once again I had Wayfair bonus points to use, which brought the cost of the coffee table down to around $100.
Furniture with glass opens up a small space home. So if your furniture can’t serve as storage space, focus on pieces with legs and/or glass.
Here are some of the pics I’ve managed to capture of the babies this morning. They love to look out the storm and patio door.
It’s been raining softly off and on all morning.
This is pretty much what Charlie does with his days now. He watches Ivy jump and cavort around. I think he finds it puzzling.
Today I saw him get a bit frisky and playful with her. When he gets frisky, he just kind of hops backward. It’s funny to watch.
See that bump in the vinyl floor to the far left? I have those here and there in my apartment. I noticed this when I moved in. Obviously whoever put the vinyl flooring down put it over something that was underneath.
Back to the babies…
When Charlie isn’t sitting watching her, he’s following her from room to room. She seems to mesmerize him.
Ivy is delighted and curious about so many things. The ceiling fans, what’s outside the doors, dust underneath furniture, anything and everything.
And she loves to catch crickets. They don’t stand much of a chance with Ivy around.
Charlie can’t figure out what Ivy is doing halfway under the blue hutch in my dining room. I don’t think Ivy knows either.
In other news, I finished a book I was reading and am about to start another. I finished “The Family Tabor” by Cherise Wolas. I read her first book a few months ago. The story is carried out over one weekend.
I’ve always admired authors who can write hundreds of pages about just a day or so in time.
The pineapple sage is blooming, which this plant does every fall. This is one of my very favorite herbs.
The lantana is blooming more now that it has cooled a bit.
The rain, which I can see has stopped, cooled it down this morning. There’s just nothing better than morning rain. Well, except maybe rain at night when you’re lying in bed waiting for sleep.
I will leave you today with a photo of Ivy. I’ve probably snapped hundreds of photos of her by now. Not all of them are usable because she moves so fast many are just a blur.