First off, I have to tell you about a friend I lost on Monday. Utster was my cat for 20 years. He had been getting progressively thinner and feeble over the last year and I knew then I wouldn't have him long. This past weekend he didn't eat at all and I knew that it was time. It was the hardest thing I've had to do in a long time. I miss him. I know that time will heal the loss, but it doesn't help the heartbreak now.
Onto happier moments.....
This weekend we went to my dear MIL's retirement party. It was a surprise for her that family and friends were coming. She was surprised (for sure!). It was wonderful, not only for her, but being able to be a part of such a wonderous celebration of her.
School has started and it is really (REALLY) busy this year. 3rd grade has tons of homework and 1st grade is working diligintly on reading. Youngest has now gotten glasses (with her whole maternal side of the family being blinder than bats it was inevitable) and talk about cute! Course, she thinks that we need to clean them every 5 minutes and hasn't gotten the concept that if you don't handle the lenses with your greasy, Oreo mush coated fingers, you wouldn't have to clean them so often.
Oldest daugther decided to get her hair cut in a bob, and now she looks older than her years. They grow up so quick!
I was able to continue working on my Rising from the Flame socks on our trip this past weekend. They are progressing well. I'm also working on a crocheted grocery bag that can be reused (instead of adding to the collection of a gazillion Wal-Mart bags that are in my garage). I would love to slice them up and make sturdy bags for the store, but I just don't have the time for that. So cotton worsted weight yarn it is!
And finally, hubby bought a toy and took us out on the lake the other weekend for a fun, family fishing trip.