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Wolfie – August 2006 – September 26, 2017

I don’t think I told you, but Wolfie died late last month. Totally unexpected and quite a shock. Up until when I found her she was very active, following me and the dogs around the yard, chasing birds, jumping the fence, always outside and only coming in to eat. Before I left Florida she was getting pretty thin, but my neighbors said (since they have a dozen cats and have had cats all their lives) that that is just what happens to older cats, they get skinny as they get older. So I didn’t think anything of it, because she was still eating and drinking and still active.

It must have been several hours into her permanent slumber when I found her asleep under my BIL’s bed, because rigor mortis had already set in. (Not totally, but it was still traumatic.) I cried for probably 8 hours. We buried her outside, because she loved to be there. My face hurt by the end of the day.

I still miss her walking around the yard with me and giving a hard time to the other neighborhood cats. And she purred all. the. time. I miss her purring.

Anyway, she had a good life and was the sweetest cat. I’ve compiled a bunch of my favorite photos of her in this montage. It’s been too difficult to talk about until now.

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Rogue

Rogue, her sister, doesn’t seem to care much, but they weren’t close; they never really liked each other. A lot like some human sisters I know (not me, I like my sister.)

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The other puppies are keeping me company to help fill the void. They are so cute and active it’s difficult for me to stay sad for too long. I must have my grief and move on, time waits for no one.

I’m busy with my knitting and crochet and *finally* getting my sewing desk set up downstairs. Yay! I have a full basement crafty room! woot woot! WITH a futon! yeah baby! Now I don’t have to leave the basement to take a nap! Life goals, right?

Have a productive weekend.

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Lazy Sunday 

Wolfie always finds a way to be right on top of what I’m working on. I almost had her buried under some material but when I went to get my phone for a photo, she moved. And it was the cutest photo too, you could just see her ears. 

The summer storms have started with some force and regularity, with big thunder and lighting and a small creek running down my street. Lola is afraid of these storms so she tries to hide under or behind me. She’s so soft and cute I don’t mind. Duke can’t hear much and Anna is ambivalent. The cats whine to come inside and then make themselves comfortable on my bed. At least they all have a safe place to be, and I’m happy to be able to provide that. 

Besides sewing I’m learning some new crochet skills! We’ve started a crochet-along at the library making a market bag. I’ve got 2 weeks to get the bulk of it done. It’s not difficult, just repetitive, which works for me because then I can remember what I’ve done. I need that muscle memory. 

What have you been working on? Anything new?

Enjoy your Sunday.

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Lazy Sunday 

So here’s what I did on my lazy Sunday:

  • Took puppies to the dog park 
  • Sanded and spray painted plant stand to take into work 
  • Spray painted water buckets (you know, to make them look fancy)
  • Mowed back yard
  • Vacuumed out car (way too much sand and dog hair)
  • Cleaned interior car windows
  • Took car for car wash
  • Vacuumed house
  • Mopped said floors
  • Did laundry
  • Knitting (of course)

I had a friend over for dinner and now it’s an early evening, with some more knitting, and Wolfie by my side.

Enjoy your Sunday 

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The wise and wonderful 

I have some senior pets, which I think they are the best. People overlook senior pets because they are old; they are not new, and cute, and funny and precocious. But that’s not the point, is it? 

With senior pets you know what you’re getting, their size and temperament, and they are not as rambunctious. And most of the time, they’re still cute, right?

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What’s up Saturday 


Thinking about all these beautiful things today and how lucky I am to have them in my life.
All is well here, keeping very busy, and some personal life changes happening. It’s all good stuff though.
I hope you are well.

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Lazy Sunday 

Understandably, Wolfie is exhausted after all the thrift store shopping and t-shirt yarn making from yesterday. So we are taking a break and enjoying the nice weather and tending to the garden today. Lettuce and tomatoes are growing and the carrots need to be picked. 

Enjoy your Sunday.

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Sewing studio open house at the library 

this was awesome

So excited the library hosted this event today! Lots of people showed up and we had a good time making t-shirt yarn. We even finger knitted bracelets!

my fancy t-shirt yarn bracelet

 

So, of course, after I learned how to do that (so easy, BTW) I had to go out and get me some cheap t-shirts to try it at home.

And you know what happens after a person, who has cats, goes out shopping then sets the bags down before she can go through them, right?

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Wolfie in a bag

Yep, that’s Wolfie making herself at home in one my bags of good stuff I bought at the thrift store. I didn’t have the heart to make her get out. She’s just so dern cute.

 

 

 

see how cute I am?

She’ll eventually leave, since being outside at night, or snuggling with me, is so much more exciting than sleeping in a bag all night.
Now I am off to make more t-shirt yarn!
Hope you had a fun Saturday!

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Lazy Sunday 

I did leave the window open, as it is quite temperate today and I have long needed to air out the car. Since the hurricane has passed, our weather has been very clear, as that goes once a hurricane passes by. It takes all the hot air and humidity with it when it leaves, so it’s clear and a bit breezy and not as humid, so it feels more temperate.

Whenever I do leave the car windows open, Wolfie takes it upon herself to nap there. I suppose because it’s comfortable (look at the blankets!), the car is covered so it’s not a hot car but it’s comfy, and it’s calm, as there are no smelly obnoxious dogs to bother her (that’s her opinion of the dogs, of course.)

Clean up yesterday was not too bad, I have a small pile of yard waste that needs to go but that is it. And my backyard is pretty filled in and green. It’s amazing what a lot of water will do for grass, right? We’ll see how long that lasts.

Other than that, we are relaxing.

I did finish all the small handbags (shown right), and I made some more wristlet key chains out of some of the leftover material. You know you can find wristlet key chains on my etsy site in a variety of styles and colors. I even made some out of yoga mat material.

I really like the handbag material, I wish I could find more. Since I found it at a thrift store, it’s not like I can go back there and buy more, I’ll just have to hope that I stumble upon it again. Such pretty complementary colors!

I hope you are enjoying your day.