It doesn't help my stress level that it appears every time we turn around, there is something new to pay for. Delilah had surgery on her ear to cauterize a hematoma inside her ear. We took her back to the vet around day 12 after surgery but the vet wanted to wait at least two more weeks. So 30 days after her surgery, Delilah's stitches were finally removed. Now, she has a crinkled left ear. I am still worried about her because I think she's dehydrated (she's had diarrhea), so I purchased a bottle of unflavored Pedialtye from the store and I've been giving that to her mixed with her food.
|Delilah relaxing after Sunday morning cat nip|
|Always needs to be brushed.|
Mr. Grumpbump sold his pool table a few months ago (which the cats miss terribly) so we decided that it was time to fill the space with a more appropriate dining table. A few weeks ago, we spent an afternoon furniture shopping and purchased new seating for the living room, a table and six chairs for the dining area, a new recliner for Mr. Grumpbump and a new dresser for our bedroom. The furniture should be delivered by the end of the month and we will then have a garage sale to get rid of some of the mis-matched pieces that we have accumulated.
Mr. Grumpbump also painted our front doors! There was a time that we considering purchasing new doors for the front entrance, but we really could not afford them. Even though a very good friend of ours offered his installation services for free, the materials were too much. So Mr. Grumpbump spent the weekend painting the doors and now they look better (not great, but much better). I can live with them.
|Cranberry and gold is actually a good color combination|
As for my knitting/crocheting, I'm making time for it every night after work in order to work out the stress I've built up during the day. I'm still working on the super secret lap blanket, which I hate so much. The colorway is all wrong but I'm so far into the project, I just have to finish it. I've crocheting some cute coasters, because I had extra cotton yarn and they are super easy and fast to do. I have a feeling that a lot of friends/family will end up with coasters for gifts this year...
|Springtime in the Fall.|
I'm still super excited about knitting and crocheting but I'm not sure what my next project will be. I need to finish this hated lap blanket so I can move forward.