I had a rather exciting lunch break today. Travis and I went home for lunch, and on our way there we saw a BEAR! We were behind a big truck and it stopped suddenly in the middle of a curve. I couldn't figure out why, and then I saw the bear jump over the guardrail. I kept saying "it's a bear, Travis, it's a bear" and he looked at me calmly, as he usually does when I get excited, and said "you know they're everywhere, right?". Well, yes, of course I do. I hear of bears being in people's yards all the time. But, this is the first one I had ever seen up close and personal here in Wise County! Naturally, this was the one time my phone was in my purse, so I couldn't get a picture. Pretty exciting, though. It wasn't huge--not a cub, but probably not fully grown, either. A teenage bear!
When we got home, Trav took Ralph out and when he came back in I saw him throw the leash down. I looked into our mudroom and saw him jerking his pants off. I asked what on earth he was doing, and a bee had flown up his pants leg and stung him on the side of his leg above the knee. It was a honeybee, and thankfully he's apparently not allergic to them.
This evening was much less eventful, and I had the chance to sit down and do some beading. I made this lariat...
...and the matching earrings.
I had a hard time capturing the colors in the beads, but there are a lot of purples. Should have let Hannah take the pictures--she's the expert!