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What can I say? She’s the boss of me.

This is Cali, our 14-year-old calico. I’ve posted photos of her before, but I love this one. She knows my attention is at the keyboard, so that’s where she decides to lay. She also does this when I’m trying to knit. She’s too old to worry about the ball of yarn; instead she just lays on my lap and watches the yarn move past her feet. I know lots of people aren’t “cat people,” but there’s really something special about them once they finally choose to show their affection. It’s true what they say: “Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.” And I’m really glad I’m hers.
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Galveston, Oh Galveston (to music…) !!!

So, hey! We did the Houston and Galveston, Texas. thing. It was kinda nice. Not that Houston is necessarily anyplace I would ‘vacation,’ but it sure was nice to get out of the cold and snow and into some warmth and sunshine. We were even able to stick our feet in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and see how people live in the winter when there’s no ice and snow to contend with. They live nice! (See short photo album.) BTW, can anyone tell me what that is on the beach in Galveston? (See photo #5.)

Yes, I’m afraid I could get used to not hauling layers of Thermafill in my outerware. And sandals! You could probably wear sandals MOST OF THE TIME! (Think of the money I’d be spending on pedicures, though.) You’re outside more, too, and that HAS to be good for you. Where we were in Houston (right by the airport) the scenery left a bit to be desired, but I’m sure once you head north a ways past the ‘burbs, it’s probably quite nice.


Anyway, though the time was short, it was well-spent. I needed that. And I could use it again.
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Third time’s a charm.

Woo HOOOOOO!!! It’s DONE! FINI! TERMINADO! The third time really was a charm on this dumb thing. And I think I actually LIKE it! This would be a really quick knit-up if you only did it once instead of three times, like me. I may just make another one in a lighter-weight yarn and see how it comes out.

Whew. That was a really long project for me. Glad it’s over.