not any more. my son just gave me his old navman. how cool is that? i've wanted one for ages but really couldn't spend that much money on something i probably won't use all that often. actually, i could have used it last night as i went to the paradise hotel for dinner with some friends and had no idea where it was. it's quite a nice pub and meal was nice. had the g/kids last night and they were good. cookie woke up far too early and wiggled in the bed and talked to herself for ages. nana, can i go d/stairs and get my knitting? grunt said i. i should have let her get it last night. i taught her to knit a while ago but she left it here and hasn't picked it up for months. she found it last night and started again. a few lessons and she was doing quite well. of course, there were lost stitches and she managed to add some too. what started out with 10 stitches has 22 now. she's knitting a scarf for her teddy. awwww she just needs some practice. my dad taught me to knit when i was 6. yes, really. i don't know why he knew how to knit, i think it was from being in the army. or something like that. maybe his mother taught him as she was into craft and hobbies etc.
i've half packed for the trip. my sister has a bit of a problem as the man is coming on monday to start fixing the cracks in her bedroom walls. they are huge (the cracks that is). very old house in the country. turns out they are caused by the veranda posts being set wrong or something. she hasn't packed for the trip yet and has to pack all her clothes, her son's and her husbands. put them in bags and boxes in the shed. help take out all the very heavy antique furniture and get the rooms ready. workman said he'd finish by wednesday after easter, she has to come to adelaide thursday coz we're flying out friday. also, she has to work monday and go to the doctor tuesday. she's got a nasty cold and feels crappy. oh dear. i might have to go up there over easter instead of having the kids and help her. i hope it turns out ok. i'll ring her tonight and have a chat. i have to work tomorrow. :( second pic is cookie with etta who was deserted by her elderly mum and my son is hand rearing. she can use the litter box now and is starting to drink her formula from a saucer. she's eating 'solid' food too. my son's hands are covered with tiny scratches. his other cats are looking after her too. :) she is approx. 4 weeks old and her sister ella is one of their rescued feral cats. they have 3 (4 now) and a precious siamese.