life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
MacKenzie Speaks: a little this, a little that…
Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
The Mother of Cats and I have been very busy. May is always one of our favorite months as we can finally move back out into the yard to begin summer living in earnest. Here’s a little update on all that we have been up to:
Next week we are going to put up the loom and start weaving. Woohoo!! You haven’t lived until you have put a warp on a loom with the Mother of Cats! This is more fun than a Christmas tree. Yarn chomping is tame compared with the fun of rolling in the warp!
Stay tuned. Next week should be a big one.
I’m such a good boy.
Can I have some cookies now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats: I also finished up every single WIP last month and completed the latest round of doctor visits and testing, but those will be new posts. I’m still trying to catch MacKenzie sleeping in the empty WIP basket. Every time I get up to get the camera he thinks I’m handing out cookies and comes running… rotten spoiled cat…
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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20 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: a little this, a little that…”
MacKenzie: I hope you get to enjoy many warm sunny days out in the backyard. The backyard is the best. You should make friends with Enemy cat. Maybe they can tell you about living with dogs. It’s humorous a lot of the time:)
The flowers look beautiful! You’ve got a lovely spot to sit and knit outside:)
MacKenzie: the backyard is the best!! Pretty soon all of the bugs will be back and Yellow Boy and I will be able to chase grasshoppers and maybe even a garter snake!
Thank you. I’ve really been putting a lot of energy into the yard, and the pay off is having the wonderful outdoor space for reading and knitting. Since Dobby the cat has appeared I feel like I need to stick with the boys while they are outside.
Nice photo MacKenzie! 🐱
Hi Mother of Cats! I hope you and your family are all doing well.
I am happy someone is turning WIPs into FOs. My knitting is nonexistent.
Your gardens look lovely. Way to win the battle with the Zombie weed!
MacKenzie: Thanks! This photo is one of the Mother of Cats favorites. She took it while collapsed in an exhausted state on the couch (after gardening) while I was purring on top of her.
I took the whole month to get the WIPs cleared out, butt I feel really good having all the stitch markers and needles cleared up again. I organized several large projects (yarn plus patterns) and am ready to dive back into the knitting fray again. Last night I cast on a shawl, but there is this new Stephen West sweater calling to me…
Makenzie, you are cute as a button! And the gardens…wow!Just beautiful! My human kills anything she plants!
MacKenzie: I am a handsome boy, aren’t I? The Mother of Cats says I am photogenic; Yellow Boy is afraid of the camera so his pictures are pretty awful. How lucky the Mother of Cats is to have me!
Thanks for the garden feedback. I remains to be seen if I will keep these little guys alive. I put lots of that moisture absorbing gel and compost into the ground this time to improve my chances!
Your garden looks terrific. What hard work you did.
Thanks! I still have several beds that need weeding, but I’m getting there.
MacKenzie: Why, thank you!!
Your cat is so fantastic ! Have a kind greeting from me to you 😉
He is quite a good cat. The best companion animal ever! Thank you, and greetings from me to you too. 🙂
Greetings fellow cat lover! Thanks for sharing this. I am a cat lover and we have just rescued three little cuties, Nera, Ebony and Ziggy. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about a cat I saw on holiday in case you have time to look? Have a good weekend, Sam 🙂
How nice to meet you. Both of my cats are rescues, too; MacKenzie had been surrendered by a previous owner because he was “bad”. He has a strong personality, but he is a great cat. I hope yours all have good stories too.
They just need time, love and patience I think. We are seeing positive changes every day. Cuddles to MacKenzie 🙂
Best wishes from my feline companions to yours! 🙂
MacKenzie: Thank you! May they have a purrfect day. >^..^<
Great post. The pictures are perfect. I wrote about the antics of my little cat in this post: https://playinwiththeplayers.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/little-saw-tooth-🐾/
Should you like to read it sometime. Thank you.
Great post and I enjoyed the pictures! I wrote about the antics of my little tabby cat in this post: https://playinwiththeplayers.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/little-saw-tooth-🐾/
Should you like to read it sometime. Thank you!