I love, love, love Ackworth School Samplers! Do you? I was thrilled yesterday when the new issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly (Spring 2007) arrived in my mailbox. The issue has an article on the Ackworth School, and... oh my, look at this gorgeous design! I keep staring at it!!
Mike and I were out running errands yesterday and had to stop in to WalMart. I found something there that I just had to buy! We picked up a heated mattress pad for our bed. We had the most wonderful night's sleep last night with it! Our room is always kept relatively warm - at least at bedtime, and then the heat comes back before it is time to get up... but this heated mattress pad is amazingly comfortable! Anyone else ever try one?
OK... I have a veterinary question for anyone with any experience... even though I am a psychotherapist, I am not entirely sure that my human-based treatment ideas and trials are working here. Angus is on a strictly wet food diet since his illness and surgery. This is key to his health right now. He is on something called Royal Canin Urinary SO canned food. Mike also picked up a bag of Royal Canin Urinary SO dry food. I think he just asked the girl at the front desk at the vet for a bag. He is unclear whether or not the vet approved this. However, he felt the need to buy it because our cats have always had dry kibble available to them. But, I talked to him and we decided we don't want Angus eating that. He not only is prone to kidney stones, but he also has some stones in his ureter. Here is the catch - one of our cats, Lily, loves dry food. She really doesn't touch wet food at all. But, we cannot leave any dry food out. We have put Angus in isolation daily so that Lily can eat. This seems to be having a negative effect on Angus, who is not stupid. He is now sitting around with the wet food on his plate (he always loved wet food, and even this new diet was initially palatable to him) and trying to see if either of us will break down and give him the dry food. Also, this is forcing Lily, and any of the other cats wanting any dry food, to have to eat at a time we choose and only for a short period (since we are always anxious to let Angus out of the bathroom). Anyone have any realistic solutions??
Stitched on today: Started a gift (which I think may be too big of an undertaking given when the receiver's birthday is....) and 18th Century Band Sampler