I welcomed in October 1st in with a sock cast on for Socktober but I didn't get much knitting done. I'm okay with that though.
My sister knew I'd been struggling with life stuff recently and took me to the Metro Richmond Zoo yesterday to cheer me up.
It was an absolutely wonderful day and exactly what I needed. We got to visit with each other which we don't begin to do often enough. We were outdoors in fresh air most of the time and the weather was perfect. We got our steps in walking around the zoo, and we saw some friendly animals and few pretty fierce ones too.
The komodo dragon smiled for us and best of all, I got to hang out with my all time favorite - the giraffes. I'd warned my sister about my giraffe obsession and that she'd have to pull me away from them kicking and screaming. Being the experienced mom and grandma that she is, she handled me well. She maneuvered us around the zoo so that the giraffes were almost the last animal we saw and we'd already used up a lot the animal food we had. Those giraffes are pretty greedy and once I'd fed them all we had left, they lost interest in us fairly quickly. It's not that much fun watching someone else feed the giraffes so it wasn't too terrible of a struggle to get me to move on.
I would love to work at the zoo, but that poor girl has THE WORST job ever! I can not fathom being in the same enclosure with those giant bats. They were literally a foot or more tall. I'm all twitchy just thinking about them.