What a Brave Girl Lorelai Gilmore was last week, and Peri too. Lorelai Gilmore had a terribly sore foot, and on our first visit to the vet Dr Marion thought she had been bitten by an ant or a wasp.
But the next morning her paw felt so sore she had to hop about on three legs. We went straight to the vet at 8am and left her there for a general anaesthetic and x-ray.
Peri came to the vet and then we went for a walk by ourselves. She had a lovely time, but stuck close to me, and not just for a seaweed rice cracker I think.
Peri was left home alone while I went to fetch Gilly in the afternoon. Peri was armed with a nice juicy bone, and my next door neighbour kept a close eye on her. It seems Gilly had a narrow deep wound along side her toe. Not a needle or a pin thank goodness, but maybe a thorn or a splinter which went in and out. She was as right as rain and had antibiotics and some painkillers for a week. Oh and wore her Brave Girl bandanna A Lot.
Everything is back to normal now.
This Saturday I am going to a friend's 60th birthday party and we are invited to dress for The Sixties. I am not a big dresser-upper and I have no real urge to wear a mini skirt and have to think about how I sit all night. I thought about how the invitation didn't specify the 1960s, and wondered jokingly aloud to MrsDrWho as to whether I should go dressed for the 1860s. MrsDrWho disappeared to the garage for a few minutes, et voila!!!
Years before I made my blog I sewed this dress for MrsDrWho. I made it to be vaguely Elizabethean I think, with a be-pearled headdress too. And without a pattern: I sewed fast and loose in those days.
I did some lovely faux cornelli work with gold puffy paint too. I spent an hour or so wafting about her house in The Dress: waving to imaginary underlings.
! am drafting a quick peasant style short sleeve blouse to wear underneath and I am all set.
It has been a busy week, so busy that last night after Sewing I came home with someone else's material, and without my handbag. Luckily I had money in my keyring thingy.
My mum and aunt couldn't come to visit because snow closed roads all over the state. There was snow at the beach in Hobart and Penguin too. Mum was snowed in at her house and sent me a picture of what she could see of next door's roof. My mum has done a pretty great job of learning to use her ipad and can take a photo and email it now.
Today I have made a large batch of fudge, some red onion pickle, a cheesecake, lemon curd, and myself tired!! Tomorrow I am making some capsicum and apple relish (which I hope will be Friday Food) and going to visit Uncle and Auntie Dutch for tea. Right now, I have a slight being-over-tired headache and I think we might all just go to bed early, Not that Peri isn't in bed and Gilly asleep on the couch already.
Oh, and They Found a Cave.