A Quick Post on Everyday Life
My daughter’s purse was stolen yesterday, out of a locked car. She and her friends left their bags in the car when they went on a hike and someone smashed in a window to get them. Fortunately, she has her passport so replacing the driver’s license should be easy. Also fortunately there was someone in their group who had his phone on his person, not in the car, so they reported it to the police immediately. She’s stopped the credit cards and I cancelled the phone service. It could have been a lot worse… Still, not what anyone wanted to happen.
I just heard a car story about my Mother in Law. It happened the week before… My M-i-L is snake phobic, to the point where just last year she refused to leave her house for two days after seeing a snake crawl under the stoop. So when her neighbor saw a large black snake crawling across her yard he and his son tried to kill it (yeah, I know, but…) The snake then slithered under her car and didn’t come out. That’s when the neighbor told her about it. She handed him her car keys and asked him to move it away from her house, and he did. They watched it for a couple of hours, and never saw the snake leave. My Mother-in-Law had an appointment she had to get to so she got in the car and went.
OK, I’m not phobic, and I don’t have any problem with snakes, so I’ll never really get it. Given how scared she was last year, even I get that it took a HUGE amount of courage to do that. She didn’t even call me at the time.
Anyway the point is everyone is fine. Moving on.
Less scary (but possibly not for the squeamish) I found a new design of cat brush, and the critters really seem to like it. It’s called Zoom Groom (and there’s a version made for dogs too).
That ball of cat hair was from a few minutes of brushing – yikes! No wonder cat hair gets all over everything. Yes, I keep thinking that it wouldn’t take a long time to get enough fur to spin, but the staple length is really short.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I haven’t heard about the Loopy Ewe giveaway, but I assume I didn’t win.
I entered a drawing for a skein of yarn from Agrestal Yarn a new show which specializes in ‘all natural’ Canadian sourced yarns (5 June). I found a cool crochet design game giveaway called “Secrets of the Pyramid” ($50 prize, 31 July deadline), but my system is too clunky to run it. You might want to check it out though.