Hi! I'm back. Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I was really busy at work before Leo's surgery and then we left the next day to go to FL for Christmas.
Leo had to have two teeth pulled. His two upper incisors, which are located between his canines, had to be pulled because they were abscessed. He was not a happy camper with me. But I had no choice, it was either that or him be in pain and I risk losing him because infections like that are usually fatal in dogs. So I took him in a week ago yesterday and left him at 7ish and they wouldn't let me pick him up until 5:30. He came out of it ok but very sore. He had antibiotics and prednisone to take. He's done really well. I haven't looked because I can't bear to but he doesn't seem to miss them.
The next morning I packed us up to head south for Christmas. I'd had his cage in the back seat to take him to the vet (he doesn't travel well). So I opened up the door to the car and left his cage door open and he climbed up in there and stayed until we left. He would not come out. I left around noon, which turned out to be the best time to go. Surprisingly traffic wasn't too bad. I-95 through Jacksonville is usually a booger. I don't like traveling through there but there's no other choice. It was a 5 hour drive that was fairly uneventful. Thankfully. Except Leo doing this high pitched whine under his breath the whole way. I thought I was going to go insane listening to it. I was really glad to get to my sisters and let him out of the car.
Christmas was good except for no sleep Christmas Eve because the people behind my daughter's partied, loudly, all night. She called the cops twice, to no avail. Why do people not have respect for others? I'm not going to tell you the thoughts running through my head of what needed to be done to get the quiet we needed to sleep. But I digress. Part of my Christmas present to Kylie, my 8 year old grand daughter, was 3 crochet hooks, the 'I Taught Myself To Crochet' book (which I mostly learned from), and a bunch of yarn. She was so happy. And I tried to teach her in the little bit of time we had together. She was a bit slow but managed to get chains down pat. We will be skyping together so I can show her more. I'm excited! I wish I had learned when I was her age. I'm hoping she will keep learning and soon be making all of us crochet treasures!
On the crochet front for myself I have been making some hats. I think I have 9 or 10 that I have done and given away. Everyone has told me that I need to sell them. So I think that is what I'll do. All of the hats but two were made with double yarn and all in half double. They're quick and easy to make and also a great stash buster. I also have started on Bella's baby doll, like I made Kylie for her birthday. Only Kylies had brown hair and Bella's will have yellow hair. Respectively like the girl's own hair color.
OK, I need to ask for some advice or input. I have a new I-Pad, with which I am posting this from. I just found out that I cannot upload photos from my I-Pad on blogger to the post. I suppose I could upload the pics to flickr but really didn't want to go through the hassle. So I was entertaining the thought of changing over to Word Press. There is an app on I-Pad for Word Press called Blogsy but there isn't an app for Blogger. My browser is Safari so the url up at the top isn't blogspot.com, it's blogger.com. I haven't even tried to put a link in the post but my most important mission is to be able to input pics with my post. What'a a post without pics?? Boring as crap, that's what. lol. Does anyone who reads me have an I-Pad and is posting on blogger? Or do you know anyone that does? Any input would be greatly appreciated!! I've been checking out WordPress but wanted to research it thoroughly before making any drastic changes. I can post from work as time permits but I'd love to be able to post from home or mobile also.
So that's what's up with me. I still have a lot of catching up to do on blogs. Please bear with me. :o) I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. New Years is a few days away. I can't believe it. Hopefully I will post more soon with pics! Cya soon!