This was a good and productive week. My tutoring calendar has cleared somewhat, and it's nice to have that breathing room. Another couple of weeks and it will clear even more, settling into a gentle schedule of "just enough".
This time of year, the deer start getting more active - looking to score. So they move around more than usual and have been popping up in several areas. It always makes me wonder where they are the rest of the year?
A friend of mine got this shot near her house:
|SOURCE: Abby's friend|
Last night, Magnum and I were out walking China after dark when we came upon a good-looking buck behind our house. A few steps later was another larger buck. They both just looked at us curiously while China planned her escape. I wondered where Cat Napolion was. He's taken out quite a bit of the bunny and gopher populations. I wouldn't put it passed him to try the buck challenge.
I've seen them on the bike path, too, thankfully off in the vegetation instead of while coming around a blind corner. I've decided that I'd much rather be stung by a bee - especially since that's going to make me look like Kate Middleton - than be in a collision with a deer. Last week, a woman walking her dog gave me a warning, "Careful, there's a doe just ahead", and I had that "Doe, a deer... " song playing in my head the rest of the ride home.
But at least it wasn't the lesbian sauna song, right, LottaJoy?
In movie news, Magnum and I watched The Robber, an interesting movie based on the true story of a bank robber who was also a renowned runner in Austria. I like a foreign film now and than as I get tired of Hollywood and I've never really traveled. If it had just been a movie, it wouldn't have been as interesting, but since it was a true story... this one was okay. Left a lot of questions, but a nice little escape.