It’s now October, and I’m still not back to regular blogging (and let’s not discuss the status of my feed reader). Consider this my reaching out to keep in touch during a busy season of life by way of letting you know what I’ve been doing these past few weeks:
- Keeping my farmer’s market booth stocked with new items — some of these are now up on my Etsy site as well.
- Working on a few special orders for lanyards and cards. Normally I only make note cards using my own photos, but a friend is now living in Guatemala and has asked me to make cards using her own photos and those of a mutual friend, highlighting scenes from her adopted country. This is the second time I’ve made a batch of cards for her to take back with her and I like to give credit where credit is due.
- I took boy#3 to college on September 19th, had dinner with a few friends on Friday night and then attended my high school 30-year reunion the next night. Most of the people there looked terrific and I even remembered some of them. (I moved to a new city between my sophomore and junior year of high school, so I hope my lack of memory has more to do with so little time spent with them and not a sign of memory loss.)
Move-in weekend is a stressful time to drive in a University District in a big city. I must be old because the two late nights of little sleep and driving back and forth across the state wore me out!
- Hopefully all of that driving isn’t wearing out my minivan. She passed this little milestone on that trip:
- On my days off, I try to accomplish a few errands and take care of appointments. I’m still going to PT for my foot which is really helping. I can only hope that my insurance company will see the benefit of continuing those visits.
ANIMAL UPDATE: The dog has taken boy#4 for his very own and hardly raises an eyebrow at the cat. The cat was slowly realizing that the dog will not eat her up… until she looked out the window a few days ago and saw him running in the backyard chasing a squirrel. There went several weeks of progress… she is back to square one, walking around with ears pricked, jumping at the slightest noise. I moved suddenly a few nights ago and her tail fluffed out rather dramatically, the hair on her back raised at least an inch, and she is once again mistrustful of all of us.
I, too, am finding out that my capacity to retain energy after Driving All Over The Place is greatly diminished compared to, say, ten years ago.
I LOVE THE PUMPKIN EARRINGS! and THE LEAVES EARRINGS!
Don’t tell anyone back here in Western PA, but if the Seahawk colors are blue and green, then the Seahawk colors are excellent and much more beautiful to dress up in than our black and gold. (I’m cringing as I say that. If word got out that I feel that way….)
The jewellery is lovely.. I especially like the blue and green. Kitty woes are never fun. I hope it resolves before too much longer. And I can’t believe you manage to catch that monumental driving milestone!
I’m glad that you’re happily busy.
When we introduced a dog to our one-cat household a few years ago, the cat terrorized the dog. The poor dog made the decision to jump up on a couch where the cat was sitting. (The dog isn’t with us anymore, but it’s not because of the cat –she was a very high-maintenance rescue dog and a friend who is much more of a dog-person welcomed her into her home.)
I’m afraid our cat is not Alpha material. Fostering my mom’s cat was painful enough for her.
Oh dear, poor cat.
Nice earrings! Sounds like your cup runs over with good things mostly, which makes me smile while I read your catch-up post.
Poor Cleopatra! I’m sure she will figure the dog out soon. What festive earrings! Looks like you’ve been busy.
Our truck has over 150K miles and it’s doing fine. The car that’s been handed down to the both kids and now back to us has 135K. Maintenance is so important.
I love watching the miles roll over. I don’t know why. It seems to validate the Long Hours and Exhaustion spent driving the kids All Over Town Every Day. The earrings! The earrings! Oh my gosh.
Only one left at home! How did that happen?
SC, they grown up when we aren’t looking… and sometimes even when we are looking!