I am very glad to be feeling relatively well again. Well for me, anyway. Peri and Gilly are trained to nap and sleep, and so even when I was finally up they still wanted to nap. You can fit a person and two Labradors on the couch. Just. If you wriggle your hand into their cuddle and feel their bellies they are as warm as toast. No hot water bottles for them!!!
Peri won't lie on the couch unless the jelly roll quilt is carefully laid on the sheepskin. This morning at the dam they met Rafa and Sandy. There was much jubilation and very little opportunity for a photo until I squashed a couple of seaweed rice crackers and strewed them about. That's they way to get a photo. The Labradors are checking for tiny pieces of biscuit and Rafa is just running about with his tongue lolling!!!
Yesterday I had surprise lunch with AuntieDutch. We both had a delicious Ashgrove cheese and caramelised onion frittata with salad. The cauliflower and poached sultana salad was so yummy and the lentil one too.
We had "facetime" with Baby Zoe and her mum. Baby Zoe was riding inside her red inflatable Dalek.
Today I bought a new green handbag. I have had my eye on it for quite some time and it was half price so I bought it. It's quite spacious for a small bag and has room for all my bits and bobs. The camera flash left a big shiny white spot on the bag so, I tried to fix it with Ribbet's tools. Poorly I think.
I left home without earrings. I always wear them when I leave the house, except for dog walking, and I feel not quite right without them. I was forced to buy new earrings, also on super more than half price sale!!!
Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment and then a surprise outing with MrsDrWho's sister, and on Thursday I am having my hair cut and it is MrsDrWho's birthday. I am thinking Friday will be my posting things day. I have been working on my secret projects. Here's a sneak peek of one. There are enough clues for people in the know to guess the theme!!
For a long time a tree has blocked the view of the road when you pull out from our drive way. Actually first you back up the drive onto a small parking bay which is not big enough to park on, but is big enough for idling and indicating to pull out. This morning the tree was cut down, it was almost dead, and the next-to-next-door neighbour is very pleased because it is a Blackwood tree and he will use it to build and craft things. Gilly spent an hour being endless amused by the men up the tree. When she stood on the outside table she could see them, then she'd run inside to tell me, and I had to go out and look. Repeat this for about an hour!! Peri pottered about. She's seen men up trees before.
In TV news I'm watching season 2 of Star Trek Deep Space 9, which is being played at the rate of three episodes a week. Also Endeavour, which is the prequel to Morse and Lewis and The Americans. I'm watching MasterChef in fast forward. Not even 1/3 fast forward, but actual amusing silent film fast forward.
The BlackSpot of Doomlight (tm) has a new 99 cent magazine out and it has a Labrador on the cover. Inside there is a pattern for a dog coat. Gilly has a new pretty green collar and I think she needs a coat. Definitely. And Peri too. I have no illusions about the amount of time they will spend wearing said coats: minutes if not seconds, but they will briefly look so cute!!
On Saturday I rescued a kitten. A half grown kitten that was in the bush at the dam. Gilly was beside herself woofing and Peri wanted to make friends and the kitten just meowed at us and tried to come closer. We eventually made it safely to the car and then I found a box in the Spare Oom and drove back to the dam. I could hear the kitten's piteous meows and she came when I called and ate chicken from my hand. It took a few tries before she was safely in the box which did have air holes in it. I took her to the RSPCA where, instantly, she was winding her way around everyone's legs and purring and making herself right at home. I hope someone claims her, or she finds new human companions. I can't believe she made her own way to the bush, but I can believe that people dump their animals. I don't understand why, but they do.
The weather has been more wintry of late and there will be ice on the car as the nights are going to be below zero this week. The Winter Solstice means the days are going to start to get longer. It makes me feel that Winter is hardly here before its gone again. We all plan to enjoy the cold weather while it lasts!!!