Saturday, March 3, 2007

Blankie Update Friday umm, Saturday

First, thank you to everyone who is sending good thoughts and healing energy to sweet Mellie. She is having a run of good days - eating, sleeping through the night - and I have to attribute it to the positive energies she is receiving. Thanks very much.

Since it has been more than a week since the last blankie update, I took the blankie outside and took a picture of the whole thing laying on the driveway stones. I don't know how long it's been since I posted a full-size picture. Anyway, there are 18 new squares on the blanket. Seems like a lot, but it is two week's worth, so not really.
I was just coming in from the mini photo shoot, and look who appeared.

That's my sister S. on the way back from taking Mellie for a special ride. She loves car rides, and lately it has been all to Doctor's appointments, so as a special treat she got to go to the post office. You do realize I'm talking about Mellie, not my sister, don't you? It would be pretty pathetic if my sister were to run around in circles and whine and "wooo-woooo" at the prospect of going for a car ride. She's been eating really well - chicken nuggets or cheese omelets, and vanilla ice cream (melted in the microwave) for her crushed up pills. Again....I'm talking about Mellie, not S. Ha!

This week I have discovered the joy of audio books - I downloaded Pride & Prejudice onto my iPod, and have been listening to it while knitting, cleaning, and riding in the car. It's fabulous. Yes, I have read it about a half dozen times, and have a couple of versions of the movie, and practically have the 1995 BBC production (Colin Firth - be still my heart) memorized, but one can never get enough of Jane Austen.

I went to and they have tons of audio books to download for free. Yes, FREE! They have volunteers who read a couple of chapters, or an entire book, and they are available for us book-lovers to enjoy. I love it so much that I went out and bought a headset and microphone, and downloaded the recording software so I can record for them. I haven't chosen a book yet - I'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

Criquette said...

The blankie is fabulous!!! and I'm still sending lots of positive energy Mellie's way so she can have lots and lots and lots more car rides.