I called our vet, who recommended a large clinic. I took a quick shower and drove off with Charlie. I played the music pretty loud in the car and he was really quiet, enough to scare me. Like, was he dead? I'm not sure what role the loud music played, but he was the best kitty in the clinic - not one yowl. Sammie was so happy to see his best friend when we got home. It turns out that he had been so afraid of our company that he stayed in his hiding places and didn't drink enough water.
After I got home, Laura called from San Diego. Could she spend the night on Sunday, en route back to Oregon? Of course! I had a craft fair that day so was in bed by the time she arrived. I couldn't stand it - had to get up and visit a minute.
We did a quick visit in the morning. This is the scarf she just wove after not weaving for seven years. She was my weaving guru and so it's good to see she's back in the saddle. I'm just happy to have the visit - it's like having your sister drop in. She is always full of ideas. We shopped for cotton online. I showed her the dye journal I'm keeping and she suggested I change from a 1% stock solution to a 3% solution, and then showed me why. She's right. She tells me she's always right.
I finally finished getting our Christmas decora-
tions up today and the boxes are back in the garage. I had a couple of new memories to hang this year, including an airbrushed starfish that we got in Astoria while visiting my SIL Georg in September.
The fun surprise was the red chilies that I had dried from our CSA basket, because I just had no idea how to cook them. They are really pretty, especially in the afternoon light.
Charlie has selected an ornament/toy already. It's a felted ball that Amy made a number of years ago. Charlie loves it!