Saturday, December 19, 2009

We got snow!!

It is the first time in several years that we actually got measurable snow! The photos are of my front yard & cars. The TV said that Dobson got 9.5 inches and Mount Airy got 11 inches. It has been a few years since we've had this much, and these days we get excited about a "dusting". Everything shuts down in NC when it snows. I feel sorry for those people who need to finish their Christmas shopping this weekend. Although we all get excited about snow, I'm glad I don't have to get out in it!! Peace to all....

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Latest on Earl Grey

As you can see, Earl has lost the "tilt" to his head that was caused by the ear infection! Praise God! He is doing well...very active and enjoying his toys, eating a lot, growing like a weed, and his hair is getting longer! He loves to snuggle up with his Auntie Shizuku when she is asleep and not paying any attention. She is very tolerant of him, although she does let him know who is the boss! I decided not to put up a real Christmas tree this year, but am using the large ceramic one again. Maybe next year he will be calm enough to not destroy the tree. I'm not a big one for decorating for Christmas anyway, so it's okay. Have not gotten much done on my projects lately, so nothing "crafty" to show. A good friend gave me two beautiful VHS tapes of Tasha Tudor, done awhile back. I have enjoyed them so much, and even joined a Ravelry group called "Take Joy". I ordered two books from also; A Corgiville Christmas and another book about her life. I do wish life were simpler these days, but things continue to get worse. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Photos of Earl Grey

Once he got used to the flash, I think he actually liked having his picture taken. I am still a bad photographer (and a bad housekeeper!) He started "playing" a little while ago. I am encouraged that he will feel better soon!

The New Kitty

For a couple of months now, well ever since he first appeared with his Mom, we have been very partial to a certain grey and white kitten. We even named him Earl Grey, even though we really had no intention of bringing in a new kitty since we lost Dorrie last August. But I noticed yesterday that he was leaning to the left, and this morning he seemed worse. So I just had to gather him up and take him to the Vet. Yep, an ear infection, and a blood test for the dreaded leukemia (negative!), and treatment for various other pesky yard cat problems. I have never seen a yard cat become a snuggle-puss as fast as Earl. He was rubbing faces and purring his little heart out as soon as I first picked him up!! When we got back home, he did some exploring, ate a little tuna and disappeared for a nap. Poor baby is worn out from the excitement. I will take a photo when he reappears later. Well, actually, he looks like the stuffed kitty in my recent post with the scarves (also called Earl Grey). We are praying that he makes a speedy recovery, and that he wants to remain a house cat.