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A Hodge Podge of Things

22 Jan

Last time I went to use the speedlight for my camera, I realized I forgot to take the batteries out, and they had corroded and ruined the light.  I don’t use it very often, but when I do, I really do need it.

Last week I replaced it. Because I have a photo shoot coming up.  I’m excited. (Hopefully, I’ll get to share the results.) Here’s a hint of what I might be doing with it.

I have started a new knitting project.  It’s a pullover raglan sweater.  We’ll see how this goes.

Of course, I have my usual knitting help.

Bob

Bob’s health continues to fail.  The other day, he literally slept in the same spot for about twelve hours. He seems to be getting a little unsteady when I set him down from my lap.  I can’t keep him in the house where he belongs because he hates everyone in here.

coming back to the house from a potty run

When it was nicer last week, he got into another fight with Tux.  It won’t be long because I can’t keep him in constant pain and miserable.

Tux did have a little scratch on his nose from the fight, but he was the clear winner.

In happier news, I am thrilled to say the Christmas cactus is blooming.

It’s got several more blossoms that are going to open soon.

Herbie decided to try out the open shelf on the plant stand.  He looks like another cute little statue.  Unfortunately, it gives him pretty good access to nibble on the plant next to him.

Herbie the Love Bug

I still haven’t repotted the plants because the only potting soil I could find was outside and frozen solid.  I’ll just wait until they get more in for the spring.

Since this seems to be a post that is all about cats, Tux has accepted the full-time position of Eden Hills barn cat.

His preferred sleeping spot it clear up on top of the hay.

It will be his job to help keep rodents away.

Finally, it seems like every weekend I’m making some sort of seitan (vegetarian meat substitute made with vital wheat gluten).

Last weekend it was bacon.  Up next is turkey.

Just Some of the Herd

20 Dec

There’s enough critters in the house that they seem like a herd anymore.

Tiger

Bob decided my lap was the perfect place to nap. (with Salem, Rocky and Sky in the background)

He approves of the afghan.

Salem and Herbie

Rocky put himself under the blanket. Isn’t the couch/ottoman cover ugly?

sleeping Tiger

Sky is not happy that the new chair is too narrow and tall for him to sit on my lap.

Bob sleeping in front of one of the new throw pillows (I’m almost done with the living room)

I think he has a kidney issue going on. I might have to see about some blood work.

Love those gorgeous Rocky eyes!

Salem is the biggest kitten here.

I’m trying to get a decent picture of Santa Sky.

I’m not sure it’s going to happen, but I’ll keep trying.

And I really need to vacuum all the cardboard up from where Salem likes to shred the scratching boxes.

I Got Nothing

5 Dec

The days are short.  I am working, doing chores, milking and then I’m pretty much done for the day.  That means I’ve really got nothing to blog about.

Bob sitting on a stump to hunt

I did see the eagle flying over again this weekend.

I suppose, I could just keep sharing cat and dog pictures.

Rocky

Salem

Bob

Herbie

Sky

Dang. I missed getting a picture of Tiger.  I suppose I could share my latest knitting project.

I’m knitting an afghan

Actually, I started this afghan over a year ago as a temperature blanket, but I figured out I did a horrible job calculating the size, and it’s way too big.

Tiger doing quality control

After a break from knitting anything and then finishing my last project, I decided to come back to this one.

Love the front texture and smooth back

I will have to quit by June something, and it’s still going to be a full sized blanket.

Anyhow, I’m also upgrading more things in the house.  I showed the living room furniture, but I am planning more because I need to get the house and furnishings all ready for me to retire.

I moved the lemon tree to the kitchen.

I’m optimistic it will be in a reasonable time. I hope.