Saturday, September 28, 2013

5 Months Old

Well, our little kitten is turning into a cat.

“They grow up so fast...” 
<sniff, sniff>

When you adopt a kitten at 12 weeks old (3 months),
you really have less than 2 months to enjoy them as a kitten.
<le sigh>

OTOH, we are also enjoying watching him turn into a cat. 

He used to jump into the refrigerator every time I opened it,
and the pantry, too.  <aarrgghhh>

I nearly decapitated him more than once,
closing the pantry doors without knowing
he was racing at them to get in! 

He also races through the house at breakneck speed
when he's having a kitten fit.

We call him “the white tornado”,
because he’s just a white streak going by!

In fact, Mr. Man told me that when he hears the galloping coming,
he just freezes, so the kitten doesn’t accidentally trip him.

Used to, the dog ran down the house
with the kitten following him.

Now the dog runs down the house
and the kitten passes him!

Kitten fits are crazy and fun, 
but calm and relaxing is nice, too.

Oh, and have I mentioned his fabulous purring?? 

Now, that’s a little slice of heaven right there. 

Lucky Dog

Thursday, September 26, 2013

This and That

Well, my dear bloggy friends, I haven’t meant to neglect you -- I just haven’t found myself with all that much to talk about lately.

I have warned y’all that I don’t have very many words in me for someone with a blog, so please forgive me if I share photos and cartoons and favorite quotations instead of yakking about this or that or that or this.

Hey, I just realized:  y’all might prefer that -- oh my!  LOL  J

We are doing well...  The kitten is adorable, the knitting is therapeutic, last night was class #3 on “Systematic Theology”, and I even had a breakthrough in the Studio today.  J

Life is going along gently, and that’s kinda nice.

Here is a photo of the progress on the scarf that I am knitting:

I am using Alpaca Sox yarn by Classic Elite Yarns.  It is a delicious yarn with variegated colors of blue-purple to lavender to grape and back again.  It has been really nice to knit with.

I realize, of course, that a richly variegated yarn probably isn’t the best choice for this lace pattern, but I just love it so much, hopefully it won’t matter.

(Knowing me, I will probably knit the same pattern someday with a laceweight solid-colored or tonal yarn.  Not that I’ve already picked out the yarn that I would use or anything like that.)   J !!!

You see, usually the maxim is:  The simpler the yarn, the more complex the stitches. Likewise, the busier the yarn, the simpler the stitches.  Or something like that.

Maybe I’ll remember that next time, but don’t count on it!  Sometimes I get a little carried away by a particular yarn.  ♥♥♥

In the meantime, I just began knitting a scarf for Mr. Man.  I’m using the softest yarn that I could find:  Chalet, by Classic Elite Yarns.  It is a curiously-formed yarn -- with kind of like a chain structure, no, it’s really more like one of those Chinese finger pulls.  Do you remember those? 

But oh, the yarn is so soft!

And I’m using a simple Basketweave pattern, which I hope will yield a very manly scarf.  (No lace knitting here!)  And I’m using a rich charcoal grey color.  Yummy!

Otherwise, we are enjoying the beginnings of fall here. 

That means we are having some cooler temperatures, which is such a blessing, but it also means that it’s the season for ragweed pollen, and that is never a good thing for some of us.

It almost makes one wish for an early freeze, but I would hate to lose the leaves off the trees quite yet.  It’s just too bad Fall doesn’t last longer…

Well, to pumpkins and pansies!  J

Lucky Dog

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Maybe I shouldn't have used the flash!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kitten Photo of the Day

Peacefully coexisting.
For now, anyway!


Monday, September 9, 2013

The Moon and Venus

Mr. Man and I went out last night with the camera and tripod 
to try to capture the really cool alignment of
the moon and Venus.

Did you happen to see it??

The moon was a beautiful crescent all this weekend, 
and last night Venus was tucked in right next to it 
for a really great photo opportunity.  J

We had to drive to a high point in the area 
(we couldn’t see it from our house)
and the dog was happy to jump in the car
with us for a quick outing.

But while we were taking a few snaps,
we heard a really strange sound.

We looked up and saw a creature, 
but neither of us could make it out at first.  

It turned out to be a fox, 
but the noise it made was kinda feline in nature, 
so we were a little concerned that it might be a bobcat.

But it was just a nervous fox, 
pacing at our intrusion into her personal stargazing space. 

But it didn’t yip or bark.  It was an odd sound.
When I came home, I read on the Internet 
that foxes are mysterious that way.  
They can make very unusual calls.

I just love going out with Mr. Man for these celestial events. 
It’s always an adventure!

Lucky Dog

p.s.  It sounds like we were out in the boonies, 
but we were really just in our church parking lot!