me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A Hodgepodge

This is a day of unconnected, but very important items.

First, today is the birth day of my dear, departed, faithful kitty companion, Ethel Jean Mertzenberger Meisterstein, better known simply as"Ethel" or "Boo."

Ethel left this world last August, at 20 years plus. She was cranky -- but had been her entire life -- and skinny and wobbly, but she left us on her own terms, in her own home, very much in charge --- and for that I am grateful, although I miss her so much.

She got "planted" out in the Pine Room, in the Very Sacred Area near Luci's grave. We planted a beautiful pink azalea to mark her spot, since she loved to smell flowers. It is today in full bloom, seemingly in honor of the birth of Ethel:
Also in splendid bloom today at Chez Schavis is the first of our oriental poppies, Queen Alexandra:

... at least I think that's the name of this one ... but I don't have time for fact-checking as the DH is way hungry and beginning to grumble so I have to finish this post F A S T !

Last ... look what came in the mail today:

I do have ongoing knitting ... and I am making progress ... and I bought new yarn today ... but it shall all be cast aside tonight as I delve into the literary product of my favorite knit blogger, The Knitting Goddess who is now an author. How cool is that?


  • At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Sarah said…

    It does look like the flowers recognized the importance of Ethel's birthday. I hope you're doing ok!

    I'm coming up to what would have been my Tia's 12th birthday, and what will be 2 years without her. She was a Jack Russell Terrier mix, and pretty much my whole world.

    Anyways, how are you liking your new book? I kept looking at it in the bookstore, but couldn't decide.

  • At 12:13 PM, Blogger Yvonne said…

    What a sweet tribute to your kitty! LOVE the flowers...perhaps you can rub a little green thumb onto me when we get together!!


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