Meet the Ladies. They were a birthday gift from my dear friend Lynda. Yes, last week I had a birthday, although I have to say I worked all day and barely noticed it was my birthday at all. The big 54! I am not one to think getting a year older is a big deal. After a cancer scare at the age of 35 I'll take every year I can get. I'll take my wrinkles and grey hair, too! But to be honest I'd like to give my expanding waist and butt away.
Back to the sheep, aren't they adorable? I am in love with them. They look so busy and fashionable, maybe runway model sheep. They will be put somewhere very safe as two of my other felted sheep are now in the waste bin because of two furry boys I know. Really nothing is safe in my house at all anymore.
If you just have to have these lovely ladies here is the link, you can find them at Signals catalog, and they still have them in stock!
This guy and I are planning a road trip next week. As you know I am a bit of a workaholic. I take my job seriously and because of Little Buddy appointments, children being in the hospital, having appointments or being ill, I often have a shortened work week. So I really try to work when I can. As I was looking at my schedule for July I realized 7 of my kids were going to be gone at the same time. That is 14 out of my regular 32 treatments a week missing. I looked it all over and called my friend Lynda (yes the giver of sheep above) in North Carolina and asked if she was free. As the answer was yes, Little Buddy and I are planning our first road trip. It should take about 11 hours by car to get there, very doable for both of us I hope. We are leaving at the end of the week and will be gone 5-6 days depending on how things go. I'll be working the last two days of the week because I want to see the kids that are here at least once, see workaholic above.
In preparation for the trip I got new tires on my car, and an oil change. I have been packing some food items, books and new cars for Little B to play with on the drive. I've been making lists of items to take and trying to get ready as much as I can. This knitting is on the list to take. I really need to get going on this sweater but to be honest this year has been about my busiest year ever with work. It seems by the time I get home, spend a little time with my seven year old, get him to bed and get a shower, well I am ready for bed myself. I'm not sure a whole lot of yardage will be used this year out of my stash, but that's okay there will be time to knit sometime in my future when I retire, although that is a long way away.
I am already upset about leaving these two. I swear I just adore them so much, but not enough to take them along at this stage of their very busy puppy lives. That would be insane.
Hank is so adorable but very camera shy. He is so beautiful but I can never seem to get a good picture of him. His eyes are a beautiful hazel, his nose a milk chocolate brown. He loves to look right at you unless you have a phone or camera in front of you, then he always looks away. He is weighing in at 45 pounds now, with lots of growth left. He is a big baby and sits on my lap every night for a snuggle and belly rub. He thinks my oldest son is a big puppy and he gently nibbles his ears if he is sitting on the sofa.
Bear is always right next to me. He waits at the gate we have installed to keep them out of much of the house, until I return. He is always next to me on the sofa, or near me in my office. He stares deep into my eyes and I wonder what he is thinking, good thoughts I hope. His eyes are the deepest brown and his nose black as the night. He only weighs 35 pounds but is as fast as lightning. He can jump onto the back of the sofa from the floor and poor Hank can't keep up with him when running outside, he has to take a short cut to catch this fast boy. Bear loves Hank and can't stand to be apart from him even for a second. He cries and cries if Hank goes outside without him.
This is the site that greets me every time I leave the family room/kitchen area. Aren't they adorable?
So I will be off the blogging radar this week and next. Wishing you all a wonderful week or two. Wish me luck with my adventure with Little Buddy on Friday. He has never been in the car near that long. We'll see how it all goes. See you soon.