Friday, February 16, 2007

General Moaning

It is Friday and John ought to be home tonight. Instead he is flying off to Portland, Oregon in the USA on business. Don't mind about that but that it does p**s me off that he gets sent at a moments notice. Plus I look forward to seeing him at the weekends and now won't until the 23rd.

Now, how about this for a piece of underhanded immoral company behaviour. I have a credit card, initially an Abbey National card. It is now an MBNA card cos Abbey sold it to them. My interest rate went up by about 4 % str8 away. Not such a big deal. we had that card with a large balance on it and we did not use the card apart from to pay off the balance. Without telling me, they put up the interest rate by a whopping 15% to
28%!!!!! B**tards! All I got told when I complained was 'tough'. Well, have already paid half of the balance off this week and the rest will be paid off very soon. And that will be that. MBNA can go to hell.

It seems to me that by putting the interest up by so much, they were hoping I would not be able to get the balance down and thus be trapped and they would continue to be able to rip me off.

Today I am going to have to pick up dog doo from the garden. This means I will not be doing anything else today apart from watch tv. It is the job John and I would normally do together at weekends, with him doing most of the heavy work. I can't leave it another week, especially because next Saturday I have to go and pick up Moon, a 400 plus mile round trip, which means I will be fit for nothing on the Sunday. The weather has been either very wet or frozen with snow so there is more dog doo to pick up than usual.

Last night, whilst watching ER, my dogs were all in front of the tv, chewing their bones and playing with each other. How lucky I am. Little Shameless goes around teasing the adults and they all put up with her or only lightly admonish her with a growl which sends her off to the corner for a few seconds till she is back looking to see what else she can do. Micah has now accepted that Luna does not want nooky anymore so he has taken to lying beside her and washing her ears. Very romantic. Tilly spent some time on my lap, licking my face. Nechung in her her place on her throne, John's armchair, surveying the others and keeping things in order. What would I do without my dogs? I know I would sink into boredom and self pity. My legs are particularly painful this week and without the dogs to look after I am sure I would succumb to the pain. Instead, I am able to pretty much ignore it and just get on. No matter what, I have to deal with the dogs, I have to feed them, walk them, groom and play with them. I don't need to be told by a scientist that people who keep pets benefit from better physical and mental health as a result.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Fine Gauge Fair Isle

This was knitted on the Silver Reed 830 fine gauge using the SL4 and DAK. I used 1 strand of each colour, a 2/15 weight 50% Merino, 25% Cashmere and 25% Silk yarn. The tension was 6 and the gauge was 39sts and 46 rws to 10cm. I used all 250 needles to get a width of 64cms(25.2ins).
Showing the neckline. I think I am going to fold over to inside and sew down.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Northern Honeymoon

This is the boy I have sent Moon on honeymoon with! Moon is below.


Remember that Norweigian style sweater I made that I wasn't happy with? Well, it fits my friend Linda perfectly! So glad I didn't dump it!

Micah and Shameless

This is Micah and his daughter, Shameless at 11 weeks of age. I am very pleased with her. She looks very promising and her temperament suggests she is aptly named!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

House of Lust

Well I've been sick. SARS, Bird Flu, or just the common cold. Take your pick. So I have done **** all except sit around and watch dvd's and listen to music, mainly Restless(Janis Ian) over and over til the dogs dogs told me to 'give it a f*****g rest'.
My left side decided not work properly. First off my arm which became pretty useless. No sooner was I able to touch my self again, my left leg decided to go on strike. The dogs thought this was funny. 'oh look, poor thing, his legs buggered,he can't get us, so we can stay out....' I love them too.
Now I am back to normal, hobbling and joints that snap crackle and pop.

Whilst all this was going on, all 4 girls that can breed, decided they wanted to. So they all are in season. Yes, they synchronize their periods just like girls in college dorms(so I am told).
We had had fights and lesbian floor shows. If I had my movie camera handy, I'd have filmed it and made dvd's to sell to dirty old dogs and owners of reluctant stud dogs...

Poor Micah got very confused and just didn';t know which one to shag. The Dax of course is out but she is his favourite, probably cos she is a right slapper. She has been a nightmare, shoving her rump at anything that moves. His sister is out for obvious reasons. Turns out Frauke can't breed, persistant hymen, so she was out. But Luna, who wanted him and was allowed to, he ignored! What to do? Let Tilly the Dax be his fluffer and then whip her away and put Luna in her place. Worked well, once I gave him a helping hand.
On Saturday I have a 500 mile round trip to do to allow Moon to meet up with a black and white hunk. That is if the snow doesn't thow a spanner into the works.

I'll be glad when this period of lust is over. It is exhausting playing who what where as they can't all go out together and it isn't just a mtter of keeping him away, ahve to keep certian girls away from others cos they fight, especially Nechung the neutered one who thinks just cos she aint getting any, no one else should.,...And Shameless, the pup, thinks it is ahoot and loves to wind them up...

Bet you wish I'd stayed away, but hey, we can't have everything.