Sunday, December 22, 2013

I'm alive and well!

October was a blur, November was two cataract surgeries, and I'm not sure what happened to December! I can't believe Christmas is so close, and on December 26 Rapid Rover comes at 5 a.m. to pick us up for a 7.30 a.m. flight to Seattle!

Us is me, Steph, Dan, Toast and Whiskey. Their move to Portland is really happening! Dan's car arrived at Manda's today, the pod with their belongings is en route, and we fly out Thursday. They'll spend Boxing Day at Manda and Ben's, then Friday they'll drive to Portland- a 4 hour drive- and the pod will be there and they'll move into their apartment. Steph's car has been sold, and she'll get a company car out there. 

I'll stay with Amaryllis and her parents until New Year's Day, when I have an 11 a.m. PST flight back here, and back to work January 2. Amary is so bright and alert- we facetime frequently- and I can't wait to see her again. They had snow on Friday! It was 50 here!

I've done some sewing, and it felt great. Some receiving blankets and burp diapers for a baby shower, and some flannel pillowcases for Mom, Manda and Ben. Mom had bought 3 panels that make a baby book each, and I sewed them for her. 

Now I have the urge to crochet snowflakes for next year. I've never used crochet cotton, which is like string. I printed a free pattern from a website, and I have to get the cotton and the tiny little hook. I figure I'll take it with me to Manda's and work on it in our down time. 

I've only read a few books this month. I'm not sure why, I did most of my shopping online. 

Sly and Tina have us trained well. When you go into a bathroom, Sly races ahead, jumps in the tub, and looks at you expectantly. He wants the faucet turned on to a trickle, so he can drink. His other trick is racing to the slider so he can be let out onto the porch. He loves to watch the birds and the squirrels.

Tina sits on the table next to Ralph's recliner and looks at him til he sits down and puts a towel on his lap. Then she gets on the towel and settles in. 

And that's what's going on in my world!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I'm still here!

I was so not in blog mode! Since the last blog entry, I've had cataract surgeries with lens implants to both eyes. The first time,  I was terrified! Everyone who has had it done assured me that it's so easy, but I was still afraid.
It was kind of surreal. They give you some happy juice in the IV, and you kind of drift, and the next thing you know it's over! With the first eye the doc recommended I get the super lens, because of my astigmatism. I did, even tho it wasn't cheap. The second eye only needed the standard lens.
I still taking drops in my eyes, and I have to use cheaters for anything close.
My first post from the iPad!