I have gotten over that hump of not sleeping because my knee hurts – hallelujah!!!! I wake up in my chair and I’m so comfy and cozy that I don’t want to get up. This morning I even set my alarm for 6:45 – I shut it off, turned on the tv and …… fell asleep again! This Thursday will be four weeks and since I’ve had several emails about having or not having the surgery, all I will say is this: if you have knee pain and a knee replacement will get rid of that pain for you, do it! What are you waiting for?
This is my big job today – organizing these books so I can get my newest books on the shelves. What a huge job ahead of me but I want my books to be organized like Connie’s. If I’m looking for a book, she can walk right to hers – not me. Mine are willy-nilly on my shelves and I can’t find anything! That changes today!
And look here – my oats are up! I’m sprouting oats for my chickens who are starving for some green in their diet. Have you ever seen grass in pots at Petco, usually by the checkout? It’s oat grass and my cats will love chewing on this, too, so today I planted another bowl just for the cats. I’ll take a picture when it’s up – about a week from now.
Before my surgery I went to the coop to buy a bag of whole oats and was told oats came in a 50 lb. bag. I said I couldn’t carry a 50 lb. bag – could I open it and split it into two bags? Nope. Luckily a friend’s husband happened to be there and he said he’d drop it off at my house on his way home. Wasn’t that a nice neighborly gesture? I thought so.
I got a surprise package in the mail last week from my friends in MD. They obviously think I should start the blue and white snowball quilt because they sent me a starter pack. Ha ha!
I will get a box and label it for this and as I work, I’ll add to this starter pack. Very sweet of my friends, wasn’t it? But I can’t get off my current project of 72 nine patches and hundreds of four patches. I’m not very motivated to work on that either.
I’m happy for all the support you’ve given me about Ethel. I just could not put her through all that testing – she ate cat treats almost exclusively and I know that’s the cause of the problem and I knew that wouldn’t change.
Ethel arrived here with Rox several years ago when Rick’s brother moved out of state. I sure didn’t need another cat but we took her in anyway. She wouldn’t come out from under the guest room bed for weeks – at least when we were awake. Then we lost her in the grove for awhile – I was sure she didn’t know this was her home now. But finally she made her peace with us and was content in the house. She was a very big cat when she came but she started losing weight and not eating. The vet said he couldn’t find anything wrong really and I should just keep offering her different foods. So she’s been eating on top of a wooden box in the kitchen for quite awhile. Her toenails clicked on our wood floors and sometimes her claws would get caught in one of the rugs. She didn’t like being held and was content to sit in the chair – here she is with Owen.
So that’s Ethel’s story. Right now she’s curled up in a bag in the freezer until spring. She was happy here.