Monday, August 26, 2013

While I was away

While I've been neglecting the blog , the summer has been filled with ...

 spending time with this trio of munchkins .
 
 
Knitting . I've been on a streak with the baby knits . The purple shrug is for Stella , as well as a cardigan and vest for my expected grand daughter .I also knit a pair of socks for Jessey and there are another pair in progress for Stella. I`ll have to get going to knit some for Mason .

Reading .This  pile of books is more reflective of currently reading (The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith , also known as J.K. Rowling in another incarnation ) and to be read books . The book that I most enjoyed reading this summer and one that I can`t recommend highly enough is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini .  The book begins in Afghanistan the 1940s and continues on through the decades and to other parts of the world with a series of interlinked stories . It entertained me , moved me to tears in places , and taught me a little more about the history and culture of the Afghan people. I have read his other books and thoroughly enjoyed them , but in my mind this is his best one yet .
 
 
On a sad note , we had to say goodbye to our cat Hey You , so named because when he wandered into our lives 17 years ago we had no intention of keeping him ,  the logic was that you can`t keep a cat if you don`t give him a name . He stayed and the no name stuck . He`d been showing his age lately but then started having seizures and getting weaker every day . We finally had to face the reality that it would be kinder to end his suffering . It`s particularly hard for me because he came to us just 3 weeks after my mother died . She loved cats and I always felt that she sent him to me . He was a very good companion , kept the dogs in line (they knew the pecking order ) even the big guy Alaska . He accepted the kids even though he wasn`t too sure about them in the beginning . They loved him in return . We will always miss him , but mom has him back with her ...
 

5 comments:

lexa said...

Awwww, sorry for the loss of your kitty. :(

I can't believe how big those grandkids are getting! I remember reading on here each time one was born, lol. I remember when you posted that you were going to be grandparents for the first time! Time flies. :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty! He was a handsome beast!

Dee said...

Awwwww...Hey You looks like a great kitty. I'm sure you will miss him, but maybe your mom is enjoying having a little time with him.

The sweaters for the kids are adorable. You do beautiful work.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Sorry to hear you news, but it sounds like you had many happy years together. Take comfort in that :)

Lovely baby knits!

kathy b said...

So sorry for both your losses. 17 is a good life for a kitty...I love the Hey You story.