Being the ADD and Menopausal woman that I am, keeping focused and staying on task can be a challenge at times. My DH, God love him, is a very organized, task minded person who has always made lists for which I have always teased him.
So........what am I going to do ?? Hehe......make lists. In my desire to stay on task a bit more, I have decided to set daily goals, ala The Knitting Maniac Now mind you, mine will be much less ambitious, but heck.....I'm going to give it a try. (what Carrissa accomplishes in a week is pretty impressive). I have a busy fiber season coming up and hopefully being a little more goal challenged, I just may stay on track...........or not.........we will see.
After seeing Liv's little shawl, I couldn't help myself when I passed Patternworks the other day...2 skeins of Koigu came home with me. Little Miss H, LOVES shawls. I swear there is a little old soul hiding in that young body. While this was not on my "to do" list (see I am already wandering), it will get tucked away for a Christmas present. I think a little black velvet or long grey wool skirt may go along with it.
And before I get to the Ewwwwww part of my post........Have you seen the new Knitty? Wow, wow, wow! Sometimes the patterns are a bit too modern for this New England Yankee.......but I have to say that I LOVE all of the patterns this time. Great Job!!!
and the Ewww... (Warning.....you may want to finish your breakfast before reading.)
Maddie is my oldest cavalier and is such a good girl. She is 10 years old now and still acts like a puppy, in-spite of her advanced Mitral Valve Disease (MVD). When my oldest daughter, Stacey, lost her baby a few years ago, she asked if Maddie could come live with her. Stacey is a great dog Mum and takes wonderful care of Maddie.
As I was sitting at the computer yesterday, Stacey came in rather pale and asked me to take a look at something that had been in Maddie. Maddie had been to the groomers and it appears that the groomer found a rather large lump on Maddie. Given that Maddie has a few fatty tumors, she didn't think too much of it until she looked closer at it. There was a hole in that lump and something was in it. Of course, I knew immediately what it probably was........a BOTFLY larvae.......eeeeeeeewwwwwwwI!!(I posted a link and not the picture......as it is pretty gross) You can not even imagine how greatly relieved I was to hear that the groomer had gotten it out and I wasn't going to have to do it. However, Stacey not knowing what it was, brought it home in a baggie for me to see....yuk!!! Needless to say, the first day of my new diet went well.
When you are a pet owner, you just never know what you are going to deal with. Hopefully this is the first and last time with this critter!!!