20 Go To 10
I’m currently in the middle of knitting a baby blanket. It’s for a co-worker who was due in August, but who had the baby early, over the Fourth of July holiday. Mom and baby are both doing fine. I just have to knit faster. It’s no longer a baby shower present. It’s a “welcome home” present.
My cousins also completed the adoption of their two little girls. I have ONE of the little sweaters done, and only about a third of the second. Well. At least it won’t be sweater weather for a few more months? I just hope they haven’t already outgrown them by the time they get them. I suppose in that case they could be handed off to my other cousin’s kid, who’s a few years younger.
Kitti is just about done with community college. One more semester to go and he’ll have his Associates degree. Then it’s on to a four-year school. Money permitting, of course. We’re still trying to figure out financial aid and how to get it when you don’t have proof you entered the country too old to register for the draft. We’re waiting on a copy of his I-94. His original stuff was in his original passport, which the Canadian government kept when he renewed it. Probably so his visa couldn’t be repurposed, since his second passport was returned.
The kittens are growing. Well. Owen is. At one point today Luke, Owen, and Charlotte were in more-or-less of a row in the kitchen. I said “Our cats come in small, medium, and large.” Charlotte will probably always be small, but that’s fine with me. She’s doing better. Not perfect — not by a longshot — but she’s improved so much over the past few months that it’s looking good for her. She might be in heat. She’s 10 months old now, so it’s possible, but because of her size/weight/health, she might not be. She could just be really snuggly (my cat Gizmo would get really affectionate and snuggly and chirp and coo when she went into heat. She had a heart condition that kept me from getting her spayed until the vet was sure she was able to handle anesthesia, and I swear she went into heat once a month).
I’m in love with my new phone. It’s the HTC One M8 and it’s beautiful and almost perfect. I hate not having an actual keyboard, but I’m getting better at poking the screen to get letters to appear.
We replaced the water heater a few weeks ago. That was fun. The old one was only about 6 years old. They really don’t build things to last anymore, do they?
And … last of all… I’m taking a college course online over the next six weeks. The basics of Grant Writing. If it goes well for me (taking a course online) I may try a few other things. Mystery writing. Photography. Who knows?