Sunday, April 30, 2017

No pictures but it did happen

So my blogging has slowed down as I'm sure you've all noticed, or maybe you all wandered off and I'm just talking to myself. If that is the case I've got to post more pictures of Burt, his cuteness amuses me so.

We've been pretty busy around here adjusting to many things. First that whole cross country move. Yowsa what an adventure. I really should find the pictures I took and post some here, maybe someday. Second the indomitable Burt picked me out and came home with me. While my heart was still grieving the loss of both boys earlier in the year, Burt and I are forming our own bond. He wakes me up in time to go to work early and snuggles back in with me on the weekends. He has not found his voice via Momma yet but it will come soon enough. Gus had a disdainful French/Russian accent and Jack always sounded like he was asking questions even when making statements.

Third I found a job and was on my way to settling in when a call from D's phone came in but D was not on the other end. A very nice lady was there instead telling me he had "fallen off his bike" but was in too much pain to talk to me?!

After some confusion and a mad dash to the ER, don't worry his bike rode to the hospital in the ambulance with him, we were told he had broken his pelvis and would require surgery. He was transferred to another hospital and I got to make a couple more lonely drives that night. His time in the hospital and rehab center are still pretty blurry to us, probably always will be.

And just to add insult to injury D was rehospitalized with pneumonia and flu, while I got my own flu diagnosis. I got to catch him three times in one day passing out. We've spent a lot of time and effort healing. I've been faithfully exercising every night for close to a month. The effort I've seen D pour into PT has inspired me.

The months following the accident were a difficult time of balancing my work and our healing. Because yeah your marriage takes a hit with all those big things. That is quite an understatement. I would even say it knowing we had a good strong foundation to stand on.

And you know what? I would go through it a thousand more times to be able to keep him with me. But not this year ok?

So I tell you all of that to tell you what we were able to do today. We walked five and a half miles together in Portland only four months after the accident. Not too shabby, but I'm going to let myself off the hook exercise-wise tomorrow. My calves are threatening a mutiny. 

Oh Burt has decided it is lap time. I must bow to my feline overlord. I post pictures of D's sweater once I finish it.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Progress

Burt and I decided to take advantage of a rare burst of sunny weather.


I know Momma, I can't believe it is this nice outside either. Are you sure we don't need sunscreen? We're both sorta redheads, I said sorta!


It's kinda hard to balance the camera and pet my orange fur? You know the right priorities.


 I've even been knitting on Hubby's sweater, just in time to find a mistake. Can you see a dropped stitch?


I spotted it the other day when I was matching it against another sweater to check for size. Guess I dropped it way back sometime and kept on happily knitting away. I thought it was right in the middle of is stomach but now I see it is off to the side. Don't tell anyone else but I'm going to just weave some yarn through it and secure it on the back. If anyone notices and comments then they can just learn perfection isn't everything. Part of the learning process is learning when to rip back and when to move on. I'd like to get a sweater on the needles for me and I have all that lovely sock yarn calling out to me.

You saw the yarn pile from the yarn crawl right? I get to see it every day. Gosh I love knitting.

What is that Burt? I gotta feed you before we leave for Daddy's PT appointment! Righto

You can guess who has been listening to a British novel in the car.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Disturb the cuteness??

This message brought to you by Burt's mouse filled mouth. Meow!



Burt would like to let you all know Momma is busy knitting a sweater for Daddy, working, going to PT with Daddy, and petting Burt's fur. He hopes that you can forgive her absence. Her lap is getting filled with Burt and it is hard to blog without disturbing such cuteness. Which we all know she is loath to do, disturb the cuteness? Come on!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Chin Up

I missed my Momma one day so I crawled up on her and we had a little photo shoot. 



Don't you just love how I have a hint of color on my chin? It took Momma a couple of days to notice it when I moved in.

Anyways Momma wanted you to know she is still knitting on Daddy's sweater. She suffers from hating-to-knit-sleeves syndrome. Now she just knits the sleeves early on and comes back to knit the body later. That way she can save the best for last(ish).

That Momma is pretty good at figuring out some things. Now she feeds me before we go to bed so I don't get so peckish in the morning and wake her up too early. I'm gonna wake her up tomorrow anyways though. Shhh don't tell her!

Your Pal

Burtie Boy

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jack was right

Momma will drape Daddy's sweater in progress over you if you crawl up on her lap and ask nice.



Daddy wanted a red sweater but picked out this nice red wine color. Does it bring out my nice orange highlights?


Wool knits into such a nice fabric. I feel just the right temperature for a nap. It is ever so hard taking care of Momma and Daddy. I think I just earned some treats don't you?

Momma watched a Doctor Who marathon, she still thinks 10 is her favorite. Auntie Lizard still likes 12 better. I am undecided... guess I need more lap time to decide.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Yarn Crawling

We may have moved across the country from my favorite yarn festival, but I still know how to find yarn. Burt was right you gotta stretch before these events!

I hit seven of the 13 stores over four days and enjoyed myself. Burt did not go with me to a single one?! He did however find some of the yarn interesting and tried to carry it around the house but did not get very far.


Yep that is a lot of socks to be, and a cowl and a pair of mittens for my sister. Oh there is a two color shawl to be in there on the left too. I got quite a few local dyers and one lovely purple skein of Handmaiden Casbah. Yep I finally found Casbah. I melted like butter when I touched it. I was strong enough to walk away and look at some other yarns before running back to pick out the original purple that caught my eye and touched my soul. What? I get a tad dramatic about yarn, ya'll know that. I'll save the actual loot listing for another day. Me? I've got some yarn to pet.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gearing up

Thursday is the Rose City Yarn crawl.


Burt tells me that you have to stretch properly before venturing out into something like that.


I have no idea how he would know about yarn crawls and what they require, but you have to trust someone's expertise...


That is a face of a cat who knows things.

You know like where to find the best spot to sun yourself in February, in Portland!