Monday, September 27, 2010

Good Grief Time Flies

I feel like I've been in a time warp. We've had a week of company, a dog spayed, some painting work starting and yes, a little weaving and knitting. Not to mention, cleaning, cooking and all the other stuff that goes into making a full day here. This week looks just as busy too with preparations for the next wave of company, my folks. But let's get back to weaving. The pillowcases weave on (and on) actually I'm just about done with the first one and heading into the deep hem area of the second one. The scarf has languished a bit, spinning has been steady as has some knitting. I had to frog the beginning of the vest I started. I must have been off with the fairies when I did the set up row for the cables. It has been restarted and hopefully we can do a better job of paying attention to that all important row.

Stella went in for her spay last Tuesday and as an added bonus, had some dental work done. Her baby canines were in there solid (look at those roots!) and they were beginning to effect the growth of her permanent teeth and not in a good way.

She did fine with the anesthesia but is very sensitive to sedatives. Tuesday night we had a very groggy puppy. Wednesday morning was another story. She was positively bouncy ( and talkative!) and back to her usual active self.

I want to know just how the vet thinks one can keep a 5.5 month old puppy quiet for 14 days? Do they chuckle after you leave at the futility of it I wonder.
We are doing our best.

After our company left early early Saturday morning, I tore apart our walk in closet. EVERYTHING came out. Two big bags of clothes have been put in the car to take to Goodwill and another half bag has just gone into the trash. Most of it was cut up for rags. Nothing like a good cleaning and paring down.

Yesterday Gene sanded the downstairs bathroom floor. Today after house cleaning, I'll paint it and later in the week, it will get new stenciling. We'll have to use the upstairs bathroom while the heavy duty porch paint cures. I cut my own simple stencil, so we'll see how that goes too! There will be pictures. But for now, this quiet time one will have to do.
In fact I may start to always close a post with a critter pic. Lord knows, I have enough of them and the Summer of Stella is almost done.

Lastly, lots of heartfelt cyberhugs and sympathy for Susan over at Thrums. She and husband Bruce lost their much loved companion this weekend. It never gets easier saying good-bye even when you know it's time. A candle was lit for Connor to honor his passing and hopefully light the way to find some special friends already gone before him.


  1. Wow - you are busy! I'm tired just thinking about all that you're doing!!

    Glad Stella handled being spayed just fine. Quiet for 14 days sounds like a tall order!!

    I'm impressed that you've still got weaving and knitting happening with everything else going on!


  2. Puppy hugs to Stella...keeping her "quiet" really translates to just doing the best you can do!!! I'm so glad they checked those canines...that could have caused all kinds of problems. Weaving, spinning and knitting...oh my! You are one busy woman!

  3. A friend of mine just had her puppy neutered a couple days ago and has been pretty much keeping him crated to keep him immobile. I don't know how she does it. When Timber was neutered I put him in his crate the rest of the evening but I couldn't do it for a week! How do you remind a puppy that they just had surgery the day before?

  4. I have been enjoying Stella's puppy antics in the past few months. She's quite the character!

    Ah, girl, you made me cry when I saw the candle (but in a good way)
    There's no doubt that there are other amazing dogs welcoming our little man.

    I'm still finding toys...

    Hugs, Susan

  5. Stella looks like she hasn't missed a beat!

    I've never painted a floor, but I'm intrigued that you're going to paint and stencil. Sounds pretty creative to me!

  6. Wow, I dislike the dentist. Hope Stella has a short memory.

    Here's to lost time!

  7. You've done a lot in between your company. I agree - paring down feels good. Susan's loss reminds me how fast time flies with our pets, and the longer we have them, the harder is to say goodbye.