Monday, July 30, 2007
Yesterday morning we were woken up by her jumping around on the landing outside our bedroom door. The landing is kind of her play area. We've started shutting her out of our bedroom at night because we were being woken up by her four or five times a night as she came in and out and went exploring round the bedroom etc. Anyway, she sometimes jumps around to get our attention and to try to get us to open the door, so usually I ignore it, but yesterday morning I could just tell she had a 'friend' in with her.
I got up to find a sweet wee mouse lying by her feet and Meg looked at me all happily.
The mouse looked convincingly dead, so I herded Meg downstairs (avec mouse in her mouth) and tried to shoo her out the door but she stubbornly sat by the kitchen cupboard and HEAD FIRST started to chew the mouse. Ugh, it turned my stomach. I picked her up and carried her out the door. It was only when I'd put her out that I realised she'd dropped what was left of the mouse - its entrails, which were about a metre long! and what looked like its liver. Thankfully my husband turned up to help clear this up and I bleached the floor! Yuck.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
LOVE that jumper (I'm serious).
Halloween. I think I'm a gypsy, but you'd have to ask my mum.
Jacqueline's the American Indian at the back.
I made this into a Father's Day card this year. Jacqueline didn't like it because her hair was messy. Should have brushed it before having her photo taken, I reckon.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
After much um-ing and ah-ing my husband finally persuaded me to buy them midweek. Though I love colour I decided to go for black, thinking I'd be able to wear them with anything. Unlike Anna who bought orange Crocs!I also received a backdated edition of Selvedge, and the latest edition of Selvedge in the post. The backdated edition has a feature on wool from the Scottish Borders, which is where I hail from, and it made me yearn for home, and wool, and a kilt!It's felt so wintry lately that my thoughts turned to my Winter 07 accessories, i.e. hat, scarf and mittens. I thought I'd like a new colour scheme and finally landed on black and red. Then today I priced up how much they would cost me to make: £30, and how much time it would take me to knit: too much, and I think I might stick with last year's accessories for another year instead. I finally finished my Eyelash skirt today. I only had the waist band to sew in place. I'm not sure if I like it or not. I think the material is too yellow for me. It looked greeny-olive when I bought it online. And I really need to learn how to make a proper waist band. It's my sister's birthday tomorrow, and I had promised to make her a skirt in Amy Butler's Coriander Olive, the same material I made Joyce's skirt with, but it's been late arriving, so she will be a week late getting it. I think once I've done that, and made my Paperweight Algae skirt, I really need to move onto another pattern. This one's beginning to bug me. I want to make an elasticated top like the one SouleMama made a while ago.
Hagos has gone on tour again, for a week. I dropped him at Norwich Airport this morning at 5am!! We left the house at 4.30am. And went to bed at 11pm! So, knackered.
Finally, a gratuitous photo of Meg, who is much recovered and sweet after her op: I love when her head is tucked into her feet!
Monday, July 09, 2007
I have to pick her up between 2.30pm and 3pm. They'll call me. I feel so responsible making decisions about her health though. It seems cruel to make her go through being on heat every four weeks, and though I was initially excited about her having kittens I also soon realised the responsibility of finding good, kind homes for them. So the only option is to have her spayed, but she's such an independent, free spirit who comes and goes when she likes I also feel bad about putting her into a cat carrier and forcing her to have an operation.
I'll be so glad when I have her home again today.
UPDATE: Meg is home now and still in shock from the day. She's upstairs semi-sleeping. I feel so sorry for her. Hopefully it won't be too long before she feels like herself again.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I eventually went to bed this afternoon, because I was so tired. I needed a day slobbing around at home. I made dinner early at half four (vegetable pasta) and was going to watch the second half of Meet Me In St Louis when the Henin/Williams game came on TV. My sister and I are huge Wimbledon fans and have been twice (a couple of years ago for the men's finals) so I'm watching that and thinking about making my Eyelash skirt when it's finished.
Today I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. I went a walk to Reepham Station this morning to have lunch and to get my sister's birthday card. I should really go to Sainsburys to get some food in but I don't feel like it. I might just light a fire and snuggle down with a film.