One of the challenges of living here is trying to fit your life around your work schedule. Long work days mean there are a myriad of other tasks that can get put on the back burner...until you have days off at least. With the number of extra days I had been working since May the number of things on my "to do" list seemed huge. Mind you not all of them were urgent, but there were just a few things I felt had been put off for too long and I just wanted them out of the way. Not only was this past weekend a chance for respite, it was my chance to start hacking away at my "to do" list. I suppose I should have realized how fool-hardy it would be to try to accomplish anything on a busy long weekend. Stores were crazy and traffic was, well, probably just normal Fort McMurray traffic, so rather than waste my time off immersed in a shopping frenzy I stuck around the house for the most part. Rainy weather also put a dent in some of my plans but such is life.
On a bright note, I did manage to look at some flooring for my bathroom, although trying to decide on the right colour was more difficult than I thought. No one will ever accuse me of being the most colour-coordinated of people. In any event at least it was a chance to see what was available. I also had some quiet time to tuck into a novel (the first book of a trilogy) I'd been planning to re-read to re-fresh my memory before the second installment comes out later this month.
Inspite of the rain, I also spied a visitor I hadn't seen in my front yard before..a purple finch. I have seen them before (back in May) so not very often and I don't recall seeing one this close to the house before.
True, it's not the best photo, but I was trying to keep the cat out of my way as she was perched on the window sill and seemed very interested in our little visitor.
Between rain showers yesterday, a more common visitor arrived.