So far, so good. I got the kitty bed, the brushes, the water bowls I used before I got the pet fountain, the food and treats all packed up and I’ve emailed the local Humane Society about donating them and the Littermaid poop box, which works. I hate to dumpster the poop box since it does work. I plan to box up the food bowls I’m keeping as well as the pet fountain. My mom said I ought to think about not having any more kitties ever again. I thought about it — for about 5 seconds, and rejected that idea. However, mom is 94 this year, and while she is in very good health for her age, with no chronic illnesses or health issues other than her age, that situation could change very rapidly. I don’t foresee getting more kitties until after she is gone.
I got the baby bonnet finished today. I get my teeth cleaned tomorrow, and the pink hat I did Friday and this bonnet, and the dress that matches it, are going to the dentist’s receptionist, who had a baby in November. The larger of the two hats I made for her is now getting too small, and that’s what the toboggan is for. Getting that finished freed up a 16-inch US 6 needle for another hat. I need to see how many hats I can finish next week.
I think the little dress that goes with the bonnet is so sweet. The receptionists little baby ought to be big enough to wear it come Easter.
I do need to keep busy and occupied. I got a little spooked last night realizing I was alone in the house. I’ve always had a tendency to get a little spooked and jumpy at night, and some of the medication I’m on exacerbates that tendency. As I’ve mentioned, this is the first time in 21 years that I’ve not had kitties. Suddenly realizing I am utterly alone in the house is not helping. I’ll habituate but it may take a while. I’ve heard “stray noises” twice this evening and that’s gotten me a little jumpy. I’ve just got to keep my mind engaged, which is fine until I lie down, turn the light out and try to go to sleep.
I may try to write a hat pattern tonight, now that I’ve freed up that hat needle. I’ve been wanting to write one for an “orange section” hat that looks like a peeled orange. I might do that here directly. I might do a version with a ribbed brim, and then do a toboggan version with a hemmed brim and internal ribbing
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I’ve just been catching up as I haven’t really been online lately.
I’m so sorry to read your news about Jaks.
Thinking of you.
Those big empty spaces do resonate, don’t they? If you wanted a change from the baby clothes and such, you could always make yourself a village. Wouldn’t that be a project for a group to take on?
My deepest sympathies to you. I was heartbroken when I read about kitty. It’s hard when you come home.
My heart goes out to you.
When Freya died, I started to get rid of all her stuff. I managed most of it but – strange to say – couldn’t bear to part with her carrying cage. This has a very visible place on top of the wardrobe. In fact, my hat sits on it when I am not wearing it. Someone could use it but I still haven’t managed to convince myself to give it away.
There will be no more cats for me, much as I love them. The worry over their health and wellbeing, the vet’s bills, the hated journey to the cattery before going on a trip – I can no longer face this.
Even now, I sometimes catch sight of something out of the corner of my eye and, just for a nanosecond, think it’s Freya.