Thrift Store Rescue!

 

This cute bag was in its last week at the thrift store.  Destined to become a rag. ☹️😟

Now it has be rescued, washed and given to the newest member of our knit and crochet group to hold her latest project.

One of these hats for disadvantaged children this fall!

Welcome Karen!

This Week’s Extreme Dog Treats!

Hi!  Roscoe, Monty and Henry here with a guest blog post.

Mom found a new store with different treats.  Yay!  We call these extreme dog treats.

We have to wait for a hot day to dig into these!  Bacon and peanut butter, yum, could have been named: “The Elvis Dog Treats”

No hide beef treats, rice bones, whimzees sticks, dental toothbrushes, beef scapulae and natural sheep ears.

WE ARE NOT SPOILED! Mom needs to learn to buy in bulk…..

 

 

 

 

 

Monku! Monku! Monku!

complain complain complain

Growing up it was a contest between me and my brother who could be the biggest monkutare!!

Well he won this contest.  Maybe being the baby of the family gave him extra monku powers, but he sure was cute!   Mom and dad couldn’t stay annoyed with him for too long.  Me and our sister Kris?  We pretended to stay annoyed.

Got to get this surprise box in the mail to him 🐒🐵

Some of the surprise I didn’t include in the picture in case he reads this post 🙊🙈

Redefined by Cancer

I was speaking to a long time friend about our recent cancer diagnosis-es.  We have known each other for about 20 years and both recently began our journeys as cancer survivors.

We both were struck how our lives had been redefined by cancer as we gabbed, catching up and discussing the latest about our conditions.

When we met 20 years ago neither of us knew the word metastasize or five year survival rate or waiting for the day you could say you were cancer free…   Neither of us knew the side effects of surgery to remove tumors, chemotherapy or radiation.  Now people ask us questions about these things and want our opinions.

I called my friend at the dinner hour.  20 years ago I would have said “I know its dinner time and you need to feed your family but I just wanted to say hi, lets talk soon.” or she would have said “I have to get dinner on the table, can we talk later?”

But we have been redefined.  Life is short.  Dinner can wait but friendships can’t.

Knitting and Crochet for Charity, Getting Ready for Winter

Our church group does a lot of knitting and crochet for charity.  We need to start now to have enough items for all our favorite charities this fall.

These cutie pies are toppers for hats for children.  The kit comes with enough yarn for a hat or scarf for a child and an adorable topper (the scarf cleverly has a slot where the little animal gets pushed through-no struggling by a small child to wrap a scarf around the neck).  These were on sale because… well… who wants to knit warm hats during the summer?  We have two grade schools with disadvantaged children who come to school without hats, scarves or mittens.  The ladies are excited to get a head start on providing them some warmth.