Yes, Peri and Gilly are faster, higher and stronger when there are carrots involved, month old carrots on the top of the green-things-to-go-to-the-tip or compost heap, and they can help themselves too. I knew Gilly was stealing carrots and radishes, but as the supply diminished so its value increased, and at the very last Peri was making sure she stole her fair share as well. As Pierre De Coubertin said: The most important thing is not to win, but to take part.
I've been a little sad, not for me, but for my friends. The funeral for Lucy was perfect, but I was so sad afterwards that by the time I had made three previously composed and smiling people cry, I thought I should go. Not even a sweet cup of tea could have cheered me up. I wasn't sad for me, but for my friends: there was nothing I could do to make them feel better. I have been worried I might slip into a small depression. I haven't felt very social and I have been sleeping A Lot. So I've been taking my Vitamin D tablets and sitting in the Sun and trying to be cheery. I am somewhat cheerier now.
Baby Zoe is stable and I have a lovely picture on my phone of her being cuddled, but for the life of me I can't work out how to get the picture from my text inbox to my computer. I suspect I need a cable I don't have!!
Added 5 minutes later: and where are my manners?? Thank you so much for all the beautiful comments and kind words on the last post about Lucy. It was very comforting to read them and I passed them on to the family. Thank you.
I haven't been reading other people's blog posts, or checking my phone or email. I made an effort this morning and read an email from a friend just checking to see if I was sad or not well. Just sad, but it spurred me to write a post for my blog. And here it is.
I started knitting a doily for my mum, but I am counting it as a large tension circle. The No. 40 DMC cotton is just too fine. The pattern called for No. 50, but I don't think it correlates with modern cotton sizes. I'm going to start again with a perle or 2ply thread. I also didn't copy the abbreviations so I had to work out what to do each row by counting how many stitches I needed on the next one. It is very pretty and I shall enjoy starting the doily proper this week.
And on my car I now have our 'family': two K9s!! And you can see one real canine (Peri) looking through the icy back window, wondering what I am doing and why we haven't already driven off to go for a walk.