Re: January 2013
posted at 1/14/2013 7:55 AM EST
Princess, I think you have to go with your gut feelings re rehoming Tillie. I've learned over the years to always listen to mine. Too bad Justin Silver, "Dogs in the City" TV show, wasn't around here instead of NYC. He seemed to work wonders with all kinds of problems.
Yes, Winter, she does/did have a problem, but I can't remember exactly the name of it. She had had a miscarriage at 5 months before she carried pumpkin. Yesterday, when the gift pictures she had given of him were being showed around, her father (my intown son) said, "Well, here's a picture that showed up at my house - " and handed me the sonogram, saying it was Pumpkin's brother. Even then it took me a few minutes before I understood, we were all so used to thinking that pumpkin would be it for them. We're all excited and are praying for a full term delivery of a healthy little boy.
G.T. did bring down my new cabinet, and it is beautiful, white with the wood grained top. Today I'll line the shelves with shelf paper (I just happened to have!) and get some of the bowls, and other things set up in it.
One of the gifts I got yesterday from Lilly and her siblings was an unusual puzzle, it's 8"x24", 300 pieces! That ought to be interesting to put together.
Breakfast this morning will be what I as a kid used to love Christmas morning and following mornings, gingerbread men dunked in whatever hot drink I was having! I was warning 20 yr. old grandson yesterday to be careful not to break his teeth, that they had come out hard, and he laughed, saying, "They're not as bad as you're making out"! I see he filled a bagful of them to take. I had made a double batch of the Spanish Creme, thinking there'd be plenty to send along home with oldest son, and some to keep for myself. I thought we were the only ones who really liked it - I never even got a spoonful. GD was feeding it to the baby, he loved it, and she and others took containers home. I'm going to make up a regular size of the recipe for myself today.
Back to the real world this morning. All shopping is over, making sure each basket is brimming full and interesting. One funny thing that happened in the opening of the baskets - because intown DIL is having a shoulder problem, my son was the one opening their basket and taking out each thing. At one point I heard him say, "Oh, olive oil dressing. That'll be good on my salad". I looked over and what he had taken out was a bottle of olive oil shampoo I had bought where I get my hair cut - my DIL had liked the same brand conditioner, and I thought she might like to try this too! "Wait a minute," I said. "Lucky I was watching you - I wouldn't pour that on any salad!"