December? 'M sooo not ready for this to be the end of the year. So far no snow, here. But it has been cold enough that Ratbane has been staying in; and when he does venture out it is for short periods of time not the hours he logs in summer.
Now we have a dark grey tabby trying to convince us that he lives with us. We started calling him Holler because of his vocalization - but I changed it to Stranger - just so that I can say "Howdy Stranger" when I leave the house. I know, that was bad of me but WTH. Anyone need a friendly male adult cat?
I have to make a confession. I am becoming addicted to those stupid games on facebook. Sigh. Just what I need, another way to waste time.
I think I may have a spinning (fiber) student. We had a meeting at the beginning of the week. She had just put her wheel (a new Kromski model) together, unfinished. We talked maintenance, learning to draw, keeping a steady momentum of wheel. I sent her home with a loaner drop spindle and some roving to practice "drawing". Told her to treadle while watching TV or talking with family/friends. She'll have to take her wheel apart again to apply whatever protective sealant she decides on; she says it is a real easy model to construct. We'll get together again in a couple weeks. Told her that if she doesn't want actual lessons but would like to just get together to spin that I was agreeable to that. Fewer lesson plans to prepare and materials to gather, but productive. Maybe I'll rejoin the NW Regional Spinners, and become a spinner klatcher. Gossip anyone?
D.W. hasn't told me yet what he wants for Xmas. (Boom?)
I broke the rule of gifts this year; told him what I want is a curio cabinet for the living room. I must be getting old. Dragons need a home.
I get to remove the Unna boot dressing from my ankle tomorrow. Really looking forward to taking a shower without having my lower leg sealed into a plastic sleeve to keep dressing from getting wet. Still haven't figured out what caused the ulcer/wound, had xrays taken to make sure it wasn't any metal left over from previous surgeries. Boy do I need a pedi.
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