Uffda! What a long month it has been. How does it go so quickly? I’m back in classes for this term, and that’s kicking my butt a little bit. We’re also at Nanie’s one day every week trying to get things all squared away for a. the estate sale and b. the house sale. It’s a lot of work and we’ve been exhausting ourselves doing it. It really makes me look at how much “stuff” we all keep in a very different light.
The cleaning and sorting of Nanie’s things has been very difficult for me. This is the first time that I’ve ever been involved in this process and by the time we leave the house I always feel very deflated and wrung-out. Last week I got very angry at the whole situation and had a little bit of a meltdown but cooler heads always seem to prevail. As hard as the process is, there have been some very fun parts. Like this:
We’re really not sure how long she’d been holding onto these bad boys, but they were fantastic. Giant, plastic framed, trifocals. She could not wait until they came back into style. Hopefully I won’t be around to see the day that they do, as I’m sure we can all agree that this is not my best look.
We also made a new friend:
I’m not sure who this cat belongs to or if he even has a home [or really, if he is truly a he]. I think he’s beautiful, he’s friendly, he wants to spend time with us, and he has no front claws. That’s right, someone declawed him and has left it to him to find a way to defend himself outside. I won’t get into how I feel about declawing–suffice it to say that I’m not a fan–but I will be clear about how I feel about declawing outdoor cats. It is irresponsible, inappropriate and dangerous. This guy had a mostly healed cut on one ear as well as some small bumps under his fur but seemed to be physically okay otherwise. I will admit to wanting to pack him in the car and take him home with us. If I was 100% sure he was a stray I probably would. But since I’m not, we left him behind and just hope to see him when we’re back at work next week.
I’ve been doing a fair amount of knitting, plus I have some great photos from Oregon Flock and Fiber but they’ll have to wait until later. Here’s to hoping it won’t take me another month!