Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day 989: The Bobcat Does Move

Three things stick out to me when I look at this photo:

1.  His nostrils are fortuitously clear;

2.  His fingernails need to be cleaned and trimmed;

3.  He has such beautiful eyes.

Anyway, this morning was nice.  I realized yesterday that I forgot to make an appointment for Darling A at the gym (we have to reserve a spot for babies since they require more individual care) for this morning.  I was a little disappointed to miss my yoga, especially since my neck and shoulder are still quite sore from whatever I tweaked the other day.  But, I was grateful for the opportunity to sleep in for once.

Darling A kind of missed that memo and was not as cooperative as she could have been, but she eventually clued in and I did get a little extra sleep before she decided she'd had enough and it was absolutely necessary that we get up.  Right now.  Still, that bit of extra sleep was a Joyful Moment.

Then I tried out a new recipe for oatmeal pancakes and it was delicious.  Especially, topped with some homemade blueberry rhubarb jelly from a friend.  Joyful Moment, of course.  Because I'm so in love with yummy food.

And then a fantastic Joyful Moment in at last getting my hair cut.  I'm maybe kind of sort of growing it out.  But, it looks so much nicer.  Of course, it always looks better after my friend/stylist styles it.  But, the cut is really cute, too.  If I do say so myself.  And some fun chatter with her all along the way.

After I got home and we ate lunch and took forever to get going, we went to the zoo.  Which is where the above photo was taken.  That was on the train ride at the end of our zoo visit.  It was a Joyful Moment.  We had a lot of fun.  It's been a while since HH came with us to the zoo.  But, I needed him to come since we had some free train ride coupons and I was a bit apprehensive about getting everyone on and off of the train by myself now that we have Darling A.

And, for the first time since we moved here, the bobcat was awake and walking around his enclosure.  This is because it was almost lunch time for him and he paced back and forth across the spot where the keeper eventually came to feed him.  I felt a little stressed out just watching him pacing back and forth.  But then, he ate his ground up horse meat (sick!) and laid down to take a digestive little nap.  And peace was restored.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments that involve no horse meat whatsoever!


Linda said...

I love your zoo - how wonderful that you have one within a short drive. And that you take advantage of that.

We had a rainy day today, a rarety for these parts, and much needed. Especially since I planted a few crops for the fall just a few days ago. My HH and I went bedroom furniture shopping. We discovered that we love Amish furniture! We just don't love its price. The jury's still out on what we're going to do about those 2 facts.

Amy said...

Sounds like a fun day at the zoo! Awesome bobcat!

And I already wrote my JM for today on the post 2 or 3 days ago. Forgot that I hadn't caught up on all your posts and that it wasn't the most recent. ha ha.

Cheryl said...

Mom--How nice! We had the same experience with Amish furniture. But, it looked like such high quality, it might be worth it--if you don't have a house full of furniture destroyers. ( :

Amy--Love you!