Saturday, 11 November 2017

Lest we forget

Three of my four grandparents served in WWII; my paternal grandfather was a member of the Canadian Infantry, he met my grandmother in Belgium where she was serving with the RAF, my maternal grandfather repaired planes for the Canadian Air Force, and my grandmother worked as a factory worker while the men were away fighting. They all came home but we must never forget the sacrifices that have been made for our country, for freedom, and for us, the decedents, of those who sacrificed.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wordless Wednesday

I'm going to have to break with the usual Wordless Wednesday format to explain that Soccer somehow moved this dog bed into this position all on his own and without opposable thumbs. I still haven't figured out how he managed it.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Finished a Christmas Gift

Got the first Christmas gift off the needles today. It still needs to be blocked but at least it's off the needles. I'm not going to post a picture or the usual information about the project here right now; although I seriously doubt my Nephew is trolling the internet looking for knitting blogs it is within the realm of possibility that he can, will, or has googled the names of his family members which could get him this site. So no pictures yet, I'll post everything after the gifts have been exchanged.

The Christmas gift for my Calgary Niece continues and I haven't even cast on for my Scottish Niece yet. That one may be late since she's a bit young yet to be disappointed if her hand-knits from her Aunt don't arrive by Christmas day. (I laughed after typing that since I doubt anyone would get that upset if a hand-made gift was late.) Also, I'm not particularly consistent about Christmas gifts so no one is expecting anything. It's possible that is deliberate on my part.

Also started some socks for my Dad. I'm taking some courses and needed something to take on the train with me.

Poor, poor Soccer landed at the vet yesterday with another ear infection. He's had one in the Fall or early Winter for the past three or more years. I really wish he'd break this habit. I will have to say though, that the worst one was in 2015 when we had to go to the vet three days after I had my gall bladder removed. They were kind enough to provide a chair since I could hardly stand. 10 weeks later he was finally infection free. I really, Really, REALLY hope that doesn't happen again.

Pain meds are starting to kick in

He's got antibiotics again and the pain meds seem to be helping.

Current Weather
-12C and partly cloudy. It's COLD and supposed to stay that way for quite a while according to the long-term forecast; apparently we skipped the rest of Fall and went straight to Winter. Typical.