I took some pictures to use in this blog, and cannot find them, except the one of Katherine (of course). So, I will lead off with Kitty, who has become an interesting cat in her sojourn here with me. She's beginning her fifth month here, and she has established a routine. She feels entitled to treats, and when awake often is found asking:
Kitty, requesting a few treats. I am a sucker for that black, velvet paw. She startled me speechless (as if I have any one to speak to save her) the other day when she ate her goodies, walked away then turned and rushed into the side of my still available arm. I used the other hand and arm to pet her. All went well until I collided with her ear.
She rushed away, then rushed into my arm again. I did a more satisfactory job of petting her this time, and she hung around for ten or twenty seconds. I have not enticed her to jump on the sofa yet. Jan gave me a bag of tuna to get her next to me on furniture, but I think it should be the reward, not the enticement.
In other news, I appeared downtown to keep appointments with the Heart Failure Clinic and then the Device Clinic. I asked Jan to come with me, extra set of ears for an ominous sounding appointment. Shortly into the Heart Failure appointment we began exchanging "looks". You know, the things sisters say to each other nonverbally, after seventy or eighty years. W.h.a.t. a.r.e. w.e. d.o.i.n.g. h.e.r.e.?. as we were explained how excess salt is BAD and how to know to call 9-1-1 when too much has put you flat on your back.
The trip on to Device was not much more pleasant, but because actual testing occurred. The tech speeded up the rate of my heart in each chamber to see if my heart responded and at the expected rate. She said it would be uncomfortable, and it was. I cannot describe the feeling, accompanied by a brief, sharp pain. I did not like it. The tech was quite pleased with my heart's reaction, each time, so that's good, I suppose.
I have been weaving steadily. All that dyed thread I bought a year ago is disappearing steadily. I just finished dark green. I also just checked, and all my pictures showed up. I really liked the contrast of dark green and pistachio, also finished recently, and here's a picture:
Currently I'm weaving periwinkle, and then I'll have a go at scarlet.
The picture of periwinkle on the loom did not upload, so I'll sign off with scarlet, and be off to play bingo, first time in several weeks, for want of quarters.