There has been tiredness and an enormous amount of napping, along with a fair bit of dining out, hence the lack of posting. Gilly is very big now, she is off to The Hospital to be desexed on Monday,and the Nurse at the Vet asked about my pet. She was new and didn't understand so I had to explain: 'My animal companion'. Just to let me know she is a teenager, Lorelai Gilmore dug a hole in the wall in the hall. The house is lath and plaster so once you make a tiny hole, it just pours out. That's the back of the kitchen wall you can see through the opening.
I have shored it up with the plastic cover of a display book and masking tape and my Secret Weapon: a bottle of lemon juice perched on a box in front of the hole. It has worked well so far. It is not unusual: Tori the Crippled Labrador ate part of the stucco wall outside the laundry and Peri dug a smaller hole in the kitchen wall. Oh the joys of Labrador puppies!!! Harki didn't eat the house at all. I tell them I will send Gilly back to The Farm, but I never would, it's too late. I already love her. She is such a good girl when we go for a walk: before I open the car door near the highway I tell her to sit and wait. She barks crossly at me, but she doesn't move until I have a secure hold on her lead and I tell her it is OK to jump out.
Baby Electric has been born, she is well and so are her parents. She came into the world in the unusual way. I have visited once and I hope to visit again now her mum is at home feeling a bit more comfortable and can perhaps sit in a chair!! Baby Electric was 9lb 2oz (I saw someone write the other day 7pds. I expect they are young and post SI) and has a head of dark hair and a soft cry. I made her matching bloomers and bib and finished the February (June) Baby Cardigan. She has lots of things that fit her now, so I am going to make her some knitted things for when she is a little older.
Harki and Peri are still jumping with great delight into the cold water creek, though the days are not too cold, we had 16*C on Monday. I think the earth is cool now, and even though the days are longer and sunlight stronger, it takes about a month from the Winter Solstice for the cooling to stop and the warming to start. Anyway, they love the cold weather and smile a lot!!!
I had my hair cut today and I have a newish style that is kind of Suzi Quatro meets Early Jane Fonda, but in a 2009 way. I'll see if I can take a picture tomorrow. I'll also try and remember to take a picture of MrsDrWho's tissue box cover. I made it and I am pleased as punch with!!