Damn and blast, I just broke one of the really nice cups that match my dinner plates. Still, I have managed not to break the other three of them in the six months since Christmas, and it was empty, so it's not too bad. I caught the handle with my sleeve and precognitive-ly, I saw it all happen: the catching of the sleeve, the toppling of the cup and then the smashing on to the floor. I did just google Smashing Pumpkins to make sure it was the name of a band and not a phrase from the Urban Dictionary which meant something really inappropriate. I am not up with the lingo. As you can tell.
I am very happy to have had Judy-May's guest recipe this week with her delicious Lemon Meringue Pie. I haven't really cooked at all. Peri wasn't well, she has some little convulsions. Luckily it was 6-40pm and so I rang The Vet and because we live close by she was able to see Dr Malcolm. She very nicely had a little convulse in front of the nurse. Dr Malcolm gave her some injections of cortisone and Valium, and said her pulse and temperature were both normal and being the gannet she is, she probably ate something weird. He thought it was a one off. And so far, he has been proved right. Poor Gilly was left Home Alone, but coped very well.
We all had a big sleep and then after a short walk spent most of yesterday in bed too. She seems to be back to normal now, though I am watching her like a hawk. Peri and Gilly played their usual rowdy rebel games with a plastic cup after tea tonight, and Gilly won the Cup. She usually does.
Today I sorted out a few issues: I bought a card reader so I can transfer photos from my camera to my computer. I uninstalled the Kodak Software, it used up waaaay too much of my ever diminishing hard drive space. Cost? $9, but priceless because I don't have to try and find any drivers or fuss about with my camera.
In transporting my machine for the jelly roll adventure the bobbin winding apparatus broke off. I thought of a metal pin and glue or maybe a proper machine shop fix. Instead, an electric bobbin winder. Cost? $25, but priceless because I don't have to leave my machine anywhere to be fixed and I can wind bobbins to my heart's content.
I am White Rabbit late for MrsDrWho's birthday but I have been working on gifts, and now I have a bobbin winder I can finish some sewing. I have been doing a special cross stitch.
I have been knitting too. This is not really green, but I used the free online Photoshop editor and I turned it green just because I could. It is inside out.
Now I've talked for an hour to MrsDrWho on the phone and made another cup of tea in another cup. I didn't have my rest today, but I did manage to solve two problems, so we might just go to bed soon. I forgot to take a picture of the finished Jelly Roll quilt, Peri has decided it is hers and she must have it flung over her while she lounges on the bed!!! I bought three Alistair Maclean novels for $10 at the supermarket check out. An excellent impulse buy, so I shall have some comfort reading: When Eight Bells Toll, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare. I am a big fan of MacLean, Hammond Innes and their ilk, but Desmond Bagley is my very favourite!!