Did anyone else watch the comedies on CBS tonight? It's one of our favorite nights for TV. We both cracked up over "Two and a Half Men," because the cool thing there was that a couple of the CSI writers switched with the "Two" writers, so 2½ was about a surprising death and an even more surprising revelation about true identities. It was some funny stuff! The matching CSI episode will be on this Thursday.
A lovely day, and tomorrow is supposed to be even nicer. This morning, I noticed a hummingbird hovering outside the front window, looking inside like, "Hey! Where's the feeder?!" I have a hummingbird feeder out at the back, but I hadn't put the one out at the front yet. That has been remedied, so I hope Hummy will be happy tomorrow. And the orioles are going through an orange a day--I've never seen them eat this much, and I've never seen this many orioles here! I'm going to get some grape jelly and fill up the orange rinds after they eat all of the orange. I'm hoping that will lure the catbirds up to the deck, too. I saw them in the trees today, and they were mewing like crazy, but I haven't been able to get them up to the deck yet.
Ken mowed today, and the yard looks really nice--it's getting amazingly green! Tonight we had the best dang summer dinner in the whole world: T-bone steaks on the grill (perfectly cooked by Ken), baked potatoes, and a big salad with blue cheese dressing. Yum, yum, and yum! Last year, we got a new grill on sale, and we'll get that put together soon.
Oh my...I can't see him, but our resident skunk, Pepé le Pew, is definitely in the area. I really don't want him up by the house, but I'm definitely not going to try to chase him off! Have you ever seen a skunk up close? I've watched Pepé through the window as he was munching on bird seed that fell from the feeder above, and they are beautiful critters. Their tails are lush and full and gorgeous, and NO, I don't want to give Pepé a hug! Ha!
I find myself wishing sometimes that I could give some of our critters some kind of a little pat. Never fear, I know better. As cute as some of these little guys might be, they are still wild animals, and we should never forget that. Last year, a young raccoon was hanging onto the deck with his little front paws, and I wanted so much to grab him and pull him up to safety...he was looking at me with those cute little raccoon eyes...but I kept my cool and resisted. The little guy dropped to the ground, and I ran downstairs to see if he was okay--he was fine, and all the squirrels that have dropped from the deck have been fine, too.
I guess I need to stop worrying about how all the woodland animals are going to make it without my intervention, huh? They seem to be surviving just fine without my help. Ha!
I actually feel quite sleepy, and I think I'll pop off to bed very soon, and join Ken.
And just a quick note--thanks, Sherry, for your nice comment about voting. No matter who you vote for or who you support, the important thing is to get out there and vote!