1. First up, I like newly sprouted seedlings. We started our tomatoes seeds this week and they quickly sprouted to display gangly stems with delicate cotyledon. It's remarkable, if you think about it, how much a plant changes over its short life. From such tiny, fragile beginnings we'll hopefully be harvesting lush, juicy tomatoes in mere months.
2. I like it when people don't sit next to me on a plane, train or bus. I know that sounds very grinch-like, but when I'm stuck on some form of transportation I have no desire to chat the entire time with a stranger. I want to zone out and think about all the things I don't have time to think about during my usual day. Last time I took a plane, the fellow nearest me bought his seat and the one in-between us. Obviously a like-minded person...just with more spare cash! Thank you, unknown fellow traveler!
3. I like having the poodles' grooming session over and done with. It always feels like a feat to have groomed two poodles in a day. This time was especially significant as I was removing their thick, winter coats. They like the sensation of newly shortened hair and always commence running around playfully when the whole thing is over. We call this silliness, "having beans" (e.g. "Teddy has beans"). I've heard other people refer to it as "the zoomies".
Poodle Pick of the WeekOnce again, the choice for the poodles this week was an easy one - jackets! I groomed them and then it snowed! They've been wearing their jackets inside and out. Without the added warmth of jackets, they curl up into small balls of cold, sad poodle. With their jackets on they continue being happy and at ease! Despite liking the short hair, they weren't such fans of the cold, so the jackets saved the day!
How was your week? Have you started any seedlings for your garden?