Posts Tagged ‘Rue’

Life is Good on the Creek

June 2, 2012

Just ask Sweet Baby Rue.

Nothing to See Here Folks

April 22, 2012

It’s a rainy day and I seem to be the only one up and about.  Even Sweetums is sleeping.  I started a pot roast.  Sweetums really likes them.  Me?  Well, let’s just say that the thought of eating it for four of five meals does not appeal to me.  This is one of those times when I wish that my children lived closer.  But they need to live where they can get a good job.  And I am not about to give up my little creek and the laid back way of life that is Lower Slower Delaware. 

I seem to have these little balls of fur lying around today.


And some not so little.

Goose Watching

December 20, 2011

The cards are in the mailbox.  The gifts are wrapped.  Time to relax.

Happy Birthday, Rue

October 11, 2011

How did he go from this:

to this:

so quickly?


I know I haven’t said much lately.  That should improve after another week or so.  I can’t tolerate looking at this screen for long.  Even the big screen on the desk top is hard.  I am really looking forward to getting it done.  There is so much reading that I need to catch up on.  At least I can still knit and sew well enough not to have to read instructions.

When Will He Ever Learn?

September 6, 2011

Last week, Rue finally got up the nerve to climb the ladder and get on the roof.  The roof is Cora’s favorite Hang Out.  She was NOT happy!   Last week, Rue climbed back down the ladder.  This week, he forgot.  Nothing could entice him to climb back down, not even his favorite food.  So we ignored him.  It didn’t work.  He went into a complete panic.  After two hours, Sweetums climbed the ladder and carried him down.  He didn’t go anywhere near the ladder for a few days.  This afternoon,while I was sewing, I heard a cat crying.  And there he was–sitting at the top of the ladder crying.  I called Sweetums to get him.  He climbed the ladder, picked him up and brought him down.   Rue considers this the way to get down now.  He’s the baby.  You gotta love him.

Irene! Why Did You Do This?

August 29, 2011

Three trees went down on our tiny island.  I hope that it doesn’t discourage the geese couple next year.


Other than leaves and branches everywhere, there wasn’t much damage around here.  The creek overflowed into some yards, but that’s typical of any storm. 

One of the advantages of a hurricane is being able to leave the western windows open.  The girls loved sitting in the window, especially Cora.

Sunday morning, she was the first one out.  Here she is, trotting toward me.  It’s a wonder I was able to take this before she was on me for a back scratch.  It’s also a wonder my camera isn’t covered in cat hair.

“What twelve-foot drop?”  “I need to scratch my face!”  She is fearless!

Not to be outdone, Miss Olive gave it a try.  She said it was wet.  She doesn’t like wet.

Flo (aka Princess) stayed in and finished Olive’s breakfast.  Then she had, au lait sans cafe.   Thank you, Miss Kraft.  Some things you never forget.

Where was that boy during all this?

Watching rain and wind is really hard work!

Rue Boy Has Made His First Kill

July 28, 2011

And that rug deserved killing, too.

Even Gus thought it was worth a good laugh.

I Cleaned My Worktable!

May 21, 2011

It was so easy.  It didn’t take any time at all.  I just spilled coffee on everything.  And the best part is….. I found the password that I have been searching for everywhere. 

And what else?

I’ve been enjoying Spring.

And so have the kids.

Almost Time for Maryland Sheep and Wool

May 3, 2011

I’m taking Komi knitting patterns class on Thursday and fancy heels on Friday morning.  I have found suitable yarn and needles for my classes without having to buy anything.  I have very few needles in the sizes indicated, but what I found will do.  Most of my needles are smaller(for socks and gloves) or bigger(for sweaters). The same goes for my yarn— a lot of fine and heavy with little in between.  Also, finding white or beige was impossible.  Yellow will have to do.  I’m just not a white or beige person.

Here’s the blue sock.  Not bad for two days.  I’m almost to the hell.  I’ll have to play around with it a bit since there are an odd number of repeats.  The swirls can get confusing.  Next, it’s on to Sock That Rock kits or maybe not.  I need more cotton socks for summer.

I finally remembered to reply to the comment I received on Rue last week.  Have a look.  I really liked it.

Like Father, like son. 

Out all night AGAIN!  No wonder she can’t keep her eyes open.  She has only spent the night inside twice in the last ten.

Can I Put my Wool Hats and Gloves Away Yet?

April 28, 2011

Can I put my turtlenecks, fleece tops and cords away?  Can I get out my shorts and sandals?  I hope so.  The last several days makes me want to do it.  But, it’s not May yet.  What to do. What to do. 

These days,  the only time I see Flo is when I get up in the morning and at suppertime.   She likes to sleep on the porch furniture at night and in the bushes during the day.  I don’t like her spending the night out, but she doesn’t care.  Don’t tell me to keep her in.  You have never been around this cat when she wants to go OUT!  And it better be NOW! 

I finished these yesterday and started another pair today.   I’ve had some blue that is boring, but I found an interesting pattern in More Sensational Socks.  I am thinking about making gloves with this leftover yarn.  They’re always fun to make.  And you don’t have to take off your shoes and socks to try them on.  This can be done at knitting group, but not on the subway.  It’s frowned upon for some reason.  When it gets too hot to knit with wool, I’ll switch to Sockotta yarn.  I’ve four skeins of the stuff and some Panda Cotton somewhere.

Cora has been trying to teach Rue back stretches, but he’s not interested.

He would rather hang out with his buddy, Gus.  And what are they looking at?

Is that Olive over there?