instead of a bang this year. As 2009 draws near we find ourselves at home eschewing crowds. Originally we’d intended on holding our annual party but apathy killed those plans.
This morning we returned my daughter’s “floater” for a new fish. The pet store has a 14 day warranty and the previous fish hadn’t even made it 48 hours. Hopefully this one will outlive his predecessor. A3 remained remarkably calm and collected throughout the ordeal. This could have been dramatic and ugly. The new one is named Tyler.
Earlier a neighbor wandered over for a visit and a meal.
He’s looking a little shabbier than usual these days. The poor old guy is 18 years old and his owners seldom do more than toss kibble in a bowl outside for him. His long hair is matted all over his body. During the summer I tried to discretely cut some of the snarls off, but some go all the way down to his skin. It’s got to pull and be uncomfortable. If not for the cold weather I’d cut some more clumps off of him. For now he needs them to keep warm. Over the past two years we’ve learned that he’s not really grouchy, but his hind, left side hurts and he bites if you get too close to it while petting him.
I finished a sock and hope to cast on its mate this evening.
The yarn is a cotton blend and the pattern is “Small Capitals” from Sensational Knitted Socks. These are for an old friend who has been long-neglected when it comes to receiving hand knits.
It’s almost time to start our movie and settle in for the evening. Happy New Years everyone!