Tuesday, February 24, 2009
At age 19, she lapsed into kidney failure and we provided palliative treatment and hospice care. Yesterday I took her to the vet and she was euthanized. I thought she would die at home but she held on even though she was miserable.
So here are some pictures of our old friend. Rest in Peace.
Fuzzy, about 10 weeks old at the cabana where she was born
Fuzzy takes in the deck in Seward AK
She loved the flowers.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I have been meaning to get this one out for a while as it is extremely important and time sensitive material
THE BIRTHDAY LIST!
I figure that since this is a golden birthday it is ok to blog my birthday list out to the world-
so here goes:
The doable list:
Diffuser (the one I had ran out of oil-preferebly a sea or outdoor scent)
Electric Pencil Sharpener for work (provide my own, budget cuts and all)
Straight needle set (not DPN) Harmony needles from KnitPicks
Electric Tea Kettle (also for work-I need my afternoon tea)
Photoshop program for my computer (I really need to photoshop some of you people)
Portable Digital Camera
This list may be edited and added to. I'll note it if I do.
Ok, here is the impossible list
Bernina Editor Software (seriously, like $800-can you believe it? I got the whole microsoft office for $10 plus shipping)
New computer/laptop (I would love to have both and can't decide which-this computer occasionally gives me the blue screen of death-I am thinking it is terminal but somehow we keep going)
My Blane had reddish hair too when he was born, and a kind of a mohawk going on, but I digress.
Anyway, we have viewed babies, alone and in pairs-this is what we saw:
This is Chase. He is about 2 weeks old now. He was very tired this day.
Remember Cora? She is GIANT! She is about 6 weeks and she has grown.
Look, here they are-I decided on this view so you could see all that hair.
Here's our sweet Patty with little Chase. Patty and I are from the mean mom school and both let our children cry without picking them up. It is true. We put them to bed in their own rooms and let them cry sometimes so they could figure out how to comfort themselves. Patty talks of putting headphones on but I haven't heard the whole story about that. We also have low tolerance for drama. Ahh, it is grand that I sit next to Patty at work. We are thinking of putting a little confessional window in our wall so we can just make our short but sweet comments without having to get up or yell them out. She has been known to make me laugh out loud and get in trouble at work. She looks great in my picture.
And last but not least, mothers and babies. Holy Cow but I am glad that is over. Now the fun can really begin!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
First of all is the Block of the Month #3-
Seriously, sick of cables.
And a mystery quilt-
Can you see a problem in photographing this?
Well, hopefully you can sort of the quilt pattern. Around the cat.
Monday, February 9, 2009
We had some serious food.
And of course, Cake-delicious cake. Isn't that cute? Wanda (our supervisor) decorated by hand. A woman of many talents, we decided.
Patty did the decorations. She is a party planner extrodinaire. I asked her why she doesn't do this professionally and she says because she would want to be organizing the partygoers even after the party started. In otherwords, she thinks she would be a buzzkill. But I think she would be great.
There were lots of presents too.
And many guests
Oh, and one other thing.
Cora and Angie came too! (That's Angie above with the interpreters Hannah and Yasmine who are mad because they don't think they look good. Or perhaps Angie looks so good she is making everyone think they look bad!)
Angie and Cora.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I'll show you.
First we cut out strips like this
Then we sewed them together thusly
After that I pressed them open so it looked like this
I took a strip of the background fabric (the lighter brown print in this picture) and attached these strips to either side of the background strip. The strips had to be facing opposite ways-and that block looked like this-
And that is another Mystery Quilt, Superbowl Style.