First of all, two months after Suli died, my elder kitty, Lilyrose, died too. She was a grand Siamese queen of 17 years. It was hard to lose both of them so close together, much less lose them at all. I miss them badly.
Now I am looking for a small dog of 10 lbs or less. I plan to train it as a Service Dog to help with my hearing. I am slowly losing certain frequencies of sound, especially the phone, and need a little assistance. The dog will be great company and fill the void left by my wonderful kitties.
Secondly, I have become the Arts and Science officer of my SCA Shire. I am having so much fun teaching and setting up classes for other folks to come here and teach us more medieval things. Our big yearly even is in July and is the premier Arabian event in our kingdom. I already have 10 classes confirmed for the day and a maybe on six more. Huzzah!! I have also set up two A&S competitions and two brewing competitions. It's going to be a grand event this year! Best of all, it's already on our website, which never happens this early.
Lastly, I am having to deal with a health issue that is no fun. For the last 5 years I have had an infection in the top digit of the middle finger of my right hand. The last two times I have had to have surgery on that finger. This time I decided to find out what it is causing the problem. The preliminary tests point to "bone tuberculosis", whatever that is. The good news is that it isn't contageous. (Sorry about the spelling.) The bad news is that the treatment may not be one I can take because it is almost as toxic as chemotherapy. Well boo hiss. I know I am due to live to 104, so I'll get through it. Just another part of my reality. LOL
Now I'm off to the Humane Society and the Animal Shelter to see if