We had a nice weekend, but I did not get photos. Now it is gray and gloomy again. 😦 I am thinking of
bribing coercing guilting asking my niece to model some things for me, if she gives in suffers through it agrees, I will share photos.
We had a near tragedy in the house on Saturday. Niece B has two pets – beta fish named Apples and Todd – which she of course had to bring along with her this week. Not a problem. They sit in their dishes on the bureau, and seem content. But Saturday morning we were all in our bedroom visiting, and had Allie in there with us. Zumba was elsewhere, sleeping we assumed.
A went off to get something in the other part of the house and we heard a yell “Apples is on the floor!” we went running out to where Zumba sat, watching a fish flop around on the floor. It seems B had left her door ajar, and Zumba had gone into investigate. “Somehow” Apples’ dish had fallen to the floor and broken, and so the poor fish nearly expired. There were tears and races to get a new dish and water, and lots of anxious watching a little fish just hang in the water, one gill flapping madly. Eventually the other gill moved, and now, two days later, it seems the fish is fine.
B will not leave her door open ever again, and Zumba doesn’t know that she was nearly a murderer. We are thankful that A decided to go get the vacuum just then, or this might have turned into a miserable week.
B is working to get a more furry pet with four legs, she thinks the school will let her get a “therapy” hamster if she keeps it in a cage. So her next visit might be even more exciting.
Monday Mom and Stepdad B stopped by on their way home from Bangor to have a short visit. Since we were having a stupid spring snow thing, they did not stay long, but it was nice to see them, and for them to see Niece B. (If I were naming my family, I have to say I would not have so many names start with B and C!)
I am taking a couple of half days this week, and yesterday was one. B and I headed to Bangor for a bit of shopping, and an early supper at Olive Garden with A when she got out of work. I picked up a few foam pads to make the sofa bed more comfortable, I hope, and then we went to Joann’s. Ahhh, a craft store with a bit of cash in my pocket. 🙂 I got a few items I hope will work as jewelry displays at the shop this summer, and a few things I maybe didn’t need for card making. I also picked up Vogue Knitting and an Interweave Knits magazines, which I haven’t done in a very long time. I didn’t realize how much I missed them until I opened the covers and saw all the cool projects. Even the ads are inspiring. I made B look through them and tell me things she liked and didn’t like. It was interesting, and not at all what I expected. 🙂
Today I work all day, and tomorrow I leave early again – that is photo shoot day (I hope) and them off to Belfast, where I will show her a SUPER fabric store, and hopefully some alpacas, as well as a whole lot of independently owned shops we can browse. I am trying to teach the “buy the best quality basics you can afford” rule for clothing and home furnishings, that trendy pops can be added and switched out if the bones are good. But I am not sure I am getting anywhere, it’s not a lesson a 21 year old who has never had the luxury of quality seems inclined to understand. 🙂
Friday is a tax day in Milbridge, which means a LONG day – early start to meet other volunteers for a carpool, and then a long day of tax prep and a long drive home. We will help lots of people who need the help, and that is what keeps us going on the longest days. Especially the ones that are supposed to start out snowy. Ugh. Then the weekend, and our last few days with our visitor. The week seems to fly.
Photos next time, of something, I PROMISE. Even if it is just of a cat sleeping and dreaming of flopping fish, there will be a photo.