I noticed this hanging on the chair at the breakfast table. Think I have a thing for blue bags. Those are all of my current WIP's, and, yep, they're all in blue bags. Oh, I have bags in other colors, but it seems I subconsciously gravitate toward my favorite colors. I didn't even realize it.
And the cause of the noise outside and the dogs barking constantly - yard work. It seems the HWWTM has decided to change some things. He is having flower beds pulled up and replanted, stones put in, trees taken out, grass extended into the lot next to us, etc.