Sunday, March 23, 2014


The calendar says spring, the weather- not so much. Chilly today, with snow- again!- forecasted for Tuesday into Wednesday.

Bob the Cat turned out to be Roberta the Cat- and she was in heat! She's now spayed, had her shots, and is chipped. She wants to be friends, but is too afraid to let us pet her. She's getting closer and closer, tho. She and Sly play with the sliding door between them. 

We had a nice, tho short, visit with Steph last weekend. She was in for business meetings, and extended her trip to spend a few days here. Since my Easter break was cut to make up snow days, I can't go to Portland to help her pick a wedding dress, so we went shopping here. It worked out well- Heather and Julianna went with us. Steph had a good idea of what she wanted, and she picked a beautiful dress. And Julianna got a flower girl dress and headpiece. It was a nice day.

Heather, Ed, Eddie and Julianna, along with Honey Rose the dog, the duck and the chicken, moved into their new house yesterday. They've been moving things all week, but the furniture went yesterday. Luckily it's only a mile from the house they were renting, so they could take their time. Steph and I got to tour the new house last week, and it's super nice. The kids will ride different busses, but they'll be in the same schools. 

Last Monday Ralph was helping shovel out the recycle truck, which was stuck on our hill- yes, it snowed again. He slipped and fell flat on his back. That evening he felt funny, and we went off to Camp Cooper to get him checked. They collared him, and did and MRI which thank goodness was negative, so they discharged him on meds. We got home at 4 a.m. Luckily I was signed up for an inservice, so I didn't have to go into work. I went to the inservice, and just kept getting up and walking around. It ended at 1.30, and I was home and in bed by 2.30! 

I finished the star shaped afghan that I made for Julianna for her birthday. It was interesting to do. I have to decide what my next project is. 

And so it goes!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Daylight Savings Time

So it'll be dark in the mornings again when I get up. But we'll have light in the evenings!

Ralph is delivering Bob to be spayed. He couldn't get him in the carrier last time and had to let him go. He caught him yesterday in the have a heart trap, and kept him on the porch with an electric blanket wrapped around the trap for warmth. 

It's been a busy month! Two more snow days, and we lost spring break to make up days. We still get out June 26. 

Amary came for a visit, and brought her parents. We had a wonderful long weekend together- she's such a smiley baby! 

Steph and Dan's poor Whiskey passed. The vet thinks there was neuro damage from the many infections he had, and also thinks he was a few years older than Steph was originally told. Whiskey was a rescue, and Steph had him for almost 5 years. He had the sweetest personality, and we all mourn with Steph and Dan at his loss. 

Steph has a business trip this week, to here! She'll be in meetings at her main office, but she'll come here from Thursday til Sunday. We haven't seen her since December 27, the longest we've gone without seeing her since the day she was born! 

Julianna and Mom got a snowstorm for their birthday! Julianna wants their party next month, after the big move. 

I'm crocheting a star shaped afghan, and I had to correct the pattern in the first couple of rounds. And there is not enough of one color yarn, so I had to alter the way the colors go. I have to email Herschnerrs, where I got the kit. 

It looks like it's shaping up to be  a nice day!