I tried to do a Natters post yesterday but I'd slipped into such a mopey horrible mood that everything I tried to write was just a whiny pity party. So while I did miss a day, at least know that I tried.
Hubby was fishing all day yesterday. He and a coworker who has a big boat went out on the water up in Green Bay. I'm not sure how well the coworker did but hubby was pretty excited to get this 40 inch Northern Pike. He wants to get it mounted. That'll be pretty cool. I'm not really one for dead animals on the walls but I guess I'm okay with this one. He also caught a 26 inch walleye and a 24ish inch catfish. Those were the keepers. Not sure what smaller ones they might have had throughout the day.
Look at this blurry little guy! In comments on a recent post, we were talking about the thirteen-striped ground squirrel and actual chipmunks. The guy in this pic is an actual chipmunk. I was so surprised to see it this morning! I rarely see them in our yard. It was funny this showed up after having just been talking about them.
Reposting the pic of the thirteen-striped ground squirrel so you can see the difference.
These two species must hate or fear each other because the whole while the chipmunk was here, the ground squirrels were hiding in their little holes all over the yard. Seems funny because these are bigger than the chipmunks, and I've seen them kill birds.
Moving on . . .
I decided to try this scrub from Nirvana Spa. I'm back on a scrub kick for now, but don't have any on hand. Well, no, I think I have one but it's peppermint so I'm saving it for around Christmas. I tried the St. Ives scrub that I already had on hand but it's too gentle because it's meant for the face (I think), so I decided to look while I was shopping and this was the one I decided on. This is okay but still on the too gentle side. I mean, I don't want shards of glass scraping my skin off but I'd like to feel a little something to know there is actually exfoliating going on. I'm finding I do prefer indie scrubs now. I guess this one will be okay for in between orders.
Also found this gem and just had to get it. I don't know why Walmart already has the cheapie horror movies out . . . it's too early for Halloween! . . . but this was only $5.00 and it has weird sentimental value. You see, back when hubby and I first got together and quickly moved in together, he brought along a bunch of VHS tapes with various horror movies recorded on them. Because we were poor and had no cable or internet in those early days, we watched movies a lot. And this was on one of the tapes he had. LOL! So I have seen this but it's been over 25 years. I can't imagine how corny and bad it will be when we watch it again this Halloween.
My mood has been up and down today but overall it's been much better. I forced myself to get outside and attack some projects I'd been putting off. Got the new flag pole holder mounted on the laundry room porch. Got a cheap doorbell installed, finally, after nearly 20 years of living here. Managed to get the weed wacker going and tackled some of the most urgent spots on my list. Then sprayed some grass/weed killer in a few of the most needed spots. Got the back (main) porch area cleaned up a little bit but it still looks like a hillbilly mess. Hubby just won't get on his part of the mess. I suppose I could do it but then he gets to continue being more and more lazy. It's becoming the cause of more and more arguments lately.
Matt and a friend might be coming over tonight to shoot off fireworks. Ty doesn't know if he'll be coming with them but says he'll be here tomorrow for our cookout and our own fireworks. I don't know who the friend is, only that they can't shoot off fireworks in town so they asked to come out here. It better not be huge, illegal stuff! Especially since they're already drinking and not coming over for till later when it's dark. Ohhhh boy.
It's only a little after 5pm and I'm already feeling ready for bed. What?! It's boredom, I know. I need to go find something to do. Casey brought his Wii U back downstairs for us. Maybe I can get hubby to play some corny game for a while. Or at least give up the TV so I can play.
How is your holiday weekend going?
Are you doing 4th of July things today? Or waiting till tomorrow?