I'm here really!
I've had a week's annual leave from work, I go back tomorrow.
I went to Edinburgh to see SofM - of course he's absolutely fine and we had a lovely couple of days.
I then had a couple of quiet days, knitting, working on my SCSS project and dreaming about quilting - then.....................
I got a dog, I hadn't been planning to get a dog at this moment in my life - she's an 8 month old white & red Staffie! I went into work on Friday morning and this dog got into the home. I was the one that sorted it out and found out who the owner was. We thought at first she was a stray as she is a bit thin and very dirty. It turned out the the owner was a local farmer (my Nursing Home is on a residential site for over 55's, in the middle of a rural area). When he turned up for her he asked me whether I wanted her. I asked 'why', he said that they had got her to keep one of their Jack Russells company whilst she was in season which I didn't really understand but it wasn't working out as she kept going to find humans and running off the farm. Whilst I had been waiting I had been weighing up whether I wanted her or not. I've actually been wanting another dog for a number of years now but the Oh! Bearded One has been reluctant.
Poor Oh! Bearded One, he is the most kindest, patient man. I've done this to him before, he was working away from home and I took into my head to go to the RSPCA and get a dog. I had told him before hand but he turned up on a Friday evening when I was at work and let himself. Jess (a Labrador/Lurcher cross) wasn't too happy but they became the best of friends and he was very upset when she died. We had her 14 years, I think this is why he is reluctant to have another dog, because of the attachment and then letting go.
I rang him at work to tell him, he wasn't happy obviously, I asked him to wait to make a judgement until he had seen her and bless him he likes her and hopefully they will go for lots of walks together but not until she has had some obedience training. Molly (cat) isn't very happy and I'm not sure what to do to help the situation at present, I don't want to make a difficult situation worse.
We've named her Meg.
So very little knitting done this weekend!!