Thursday, June 16, 2011

Christmas is coming

It just occurred to me that Christmas is coming. Last year at this time I promised myself I'd cross stitch my grandson's stocking. That didn't happen. Since he was one I didn't figure he'd know the difference. This year he will. I probably should dig that out and take a look.

We had a wonderful week with my son, daughter-in-law and grandson and were so sorry to see them go. Rowan got to go to the lake for the first time. The plan was to play in the sand but he plunged right in to the water from head to toe. He also discovered the joys of digging with a stick and throwing rocks.

This week Nicole, Patrick and I are back in Phoenix for her Gamma Knife treatment. Keeping fingers crossed that it will be all up hill from here.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Cat is Making Me Crazy

Pippin is sitting on the arm of the couch next to me. He also is meowing with a genuine chin quiver and being generally pathetic. I would think it was because I've been gone 4 days and he really missed me except I'm no fool. He's HUNGRY and I don't seem to be getting the message. Since we discovered Merry's food allergies the boys can no longer have dry food. This is an earth shattering trauma from Pippin's perspective.

Lest you think I'm starving my cats, they are receiving generous portions of canned food several times per day. This, however, is not the same as having a bowl of dry food ever ready for nibbling. I now have hair on my laptop, in my mouth and nose and all over my arm from the the endless head butting. When is my next trip?

The happy news is that Nicole finished therapy this week, she got a cute new hair cut and my grandson is coming to visit next week for 5 days! We will bask in the joy until the 20th when we have to head back to Phoenix for Gamma Knife treatment. I also finished a pair of Spring Forward socks this week and started a pair of Yarn Harlot plain socks in Schaefer Nichole for my Nicole. Maybe I'll be able to get some photos this weekend.

Did I mention my grandson is coming? That means a major household cleaning and decluttering. He is a very busy 2 and gets in to everything. Time to try out the new floor steamer. Given that Roxie has to move all her furniture and stuff for floor refinishing, I guess I have no room to whine :-)