I've lost a few followers, that's a shame, but I suppose I can't blame them if they are coming back regularly and not finding anything new to read. Having said that I am so pleased to see that there are many of you who have been coming back regularly if the stats are anything to go by, and for that, I thank you.
I am not going to dwell on what happened, it is still very raw and painful. Unfortunately, I know I have to go through it all again in the not-too-distant future, with these two darlings:
Lady Leah1 and Itty (the Kitty)
Yes, they are sleeping on the breakfast bar, they are clean, their blankets are changed daily, they are my babies and I don't care ! if anyone doesn't like it, they don't have to come to my house.
I am being realistic, not fatalistic. Lady Leah 1, who is Sopicat's sister, from the same litter, is in her 21st. year. She is an adorable little old lady with a beautiful colouring and sweet nature. She is on 5 lots of meds a day, and a monthly injection and extra treatment as and when necessary. She has a heart murmer, weak kidneys and is now having some slight difficulty walking.
Itty (the Kitty) is in his 19th year. He is a long haired tabby with white feet, a typical 'chocolate box' cat. What can I say about Itty ? except he is 'off with the fairies' most of the time, a bit like a person with dementia I suppose. He has fits, but these are under control and he manages them very well by himself. He enjoys his food and company, and like Lady Leah1, loves company and cuddles. I am assured that neither are in pain at the moment.
I know this can't go on for much longer, they seem to be going downhill just a little each day. I'm trying to prepare myself, but it is impossible especially after the blow of losing Sopicat earlier this year. I suppose this is bound to happen if you have cats of a similar age. I'm doing everything possible to give them comfort and love in their last days just as I did with Sopicat. Enough of that - the tears are coming again. You can see just how hard it has hit me.
I've been walking a lot and taking advantage of any free food and fruits that are around right now. I have lots of new recipes and will be sharing them with you. I love foraging, not only because it is free food, but also wild edibles contain so many more nutrients than supermarket veggies, which have had all the goodness bred out of them.
I'm not sewing at the moment, can't concentrate still, in fact my sewing machine is on 'permanent loan' to my lovely granddaughter who has recently started a textile course at college. She will make more use of it than me, actually, I don't have the space to leave it up all the time and all the attendant bits and pieces, that will have to wait until I have more room.
I'm knitting and crocheting right now, and have more stuff to go on Etsy, which as also been neglected for a while. I'm also enjoying an old craft of mine which I did a lot of in the 60s/70s - macramé. I am making hanging pot holders, wallhangings etc., and these too are destined for Etsy.
I've treated myself to one or two kitchenny items with the money I had from selling my stuff on Ebay. The future looks uncertain so I thought I'd get what I want whilst I can. I'll be sharing them with you in future posts.
There are changes looming, big changes, I won't go into detail right now, the time isn't right.
Well that's a bit of a catchup, I'll be posting regularly now, probably not as frequently as before, but regularly.
If anything good has come out of this sad situation I suppose it's the fact that I have lost 19 lbs and am now in a size 10.
I hope you are well.