The handmade goodies today are from the talented hands of LLA. She is a fellow southern girl who I'm so glad to have gotten to know through our blogs and email. We arranged a swap and she was extremely prompt in getting her half of the swap completed and delivered. Me, not so much. The package was a welcome bit of happiness this morning, even if I did get busted by the mail lady, still wearing my night gown at 10:30. I can't tell you how luxurious these hand-knit spa washcloths and dishcloths are (six of each!!!) It seems a crime to wash dirty dishes with something so pretty. It feels like I am spoiling myself and I like it. They are super soft and I'm sure I will never be going back to using my old worn out terry cloth rags. LLA you need to get that etsy shop going because I think you've got a customer for life. Folks, you need to go now and urge Miss Cookie to get that shop going so you can get your orders in for Christmas gifts. Good stuff! Oh, I almost forgot, see that cute little box with the flower? It's full of beads since I recently discovered how much fun beading is. Thank you LLA!!
The blue, green, and white crocheted piece in the photograph under my fabulous swap items is a sweater I picked up at the thrift store. That and a couch. Pictures of the Gold Jetsons couch ( name courtesy of Mitch) soon. Alyssa says it's probably been in some old lady's formal living room, either that or a funeral home. Nice, Alyssa.
Puppy update. I wish I could say he's all better and running around good as new. Nope.
I'm officially going steady with Dr. Henry, the vet. Today's visit makes 5. The poor pup is skin and bones. He's too weak to do anything but sleep. He drinks little sips, sleeps for a couple of hours then throws up. He doesn't have a fever so the vet has ruled out several possible causes. No parasites either. It is just a very mean, very slow to leave bug. Today he got a shot of Reglan to try to settle his stomach, an antibiotic injection, some IV fluid and some Karo syrup. The plan: continue the antibiotics and pepto, small sips of fluid and Karo syrup. Back tomorrow for more of the same as today if he's not much better. I'm grateful he's letting me care for him at home. I hate the thought of leaving the poor scared little guy alone at the vet. He offered to keep him if it would make me feel better but assured me that I could probably give him the care he needs at home. He didn't charge today and I think he's more worried about me than the puppy. He has twice told me "You seem stressed. Don't worry. We're going to get him through this." Which of course made me cry. Great. Thanks again for the well puppy vibes you've been sending. Keep 'em coming. I'll keep you updated.