I'm just posting this bit of chit-chat because it has been so quiet on the site recently and it would be a shame it let the contacts slip - no doubt everyone is up to their eyes in floods or snow or post-Christmas blues.
It's a funny old time this isn't it? I had a bit of a flare on the 28th of Dec following the busy couple of days and then again more recently after doing too much crocheting. I'm really annoyed about that actually. I'd discovered the joys of recycling t-shirts by cutting them up to make yarn and then making rugs etc. Very rustic! It's the cutting which is the difficulty as much as the pulling at the yarn. I thought I'd found a nice creative pastime which wouldn't cost me anything but I've had to leave it down for a while now for my hands to recover. I did manage to design a lovely colourful cat basket though - which, of course, the cat's refuse to even look at. I had visions of being able to sell them on etsy.com but hey ho!
I think I may have mentioned on another post that I had my name down to become a foster carer for older dogs in order to offer them a home environment whilst waiting for full time adoption. I was asked to take 2 dogs initially and had to have serious words with myself about whether or not I could manage a pair of them. My initial excitement at the prospect gave way to common sense in the end. I found it really difficult to turn down the first request to help but felt that the worst thing I could do would be to promise to have them and then give them up again because I couldn't manage. After being reassured that there was someone else prepared to take them on, it was decided that I would start off with just one dog as my first foster.
So, I'm getting ready to welcome Robbie to my household. An elderly boy who's owner has gone into care and who must be really worried about him. Poor Robbie has spent the last 2/3 weeks at home all alone with just someone popping in a couple of times a day. He is going to be so lost and confused by the time he gets here. I'll keep you posted on his progress. I'm sure that it will do me good to feel that I am doing something worthwhile with my time also.